Condo Kitchen Remodeling FAQ
Considering remodeling your condo kitchen? We can help. Below, we’ve compiled a quick FAQ with answers to some of the most commonly asked condominium remodeling questions. Read on to learn more, and contact our South Carolina kitchen remodeling team at 888-894-1902 today!
How do I begin with my condo kitchen remodeling project?
As a condo owner, you’ll likely have to play by the rules of the condo corporation (which can often be unclear), so it’s important to review the Status Certificate on your condo. If you have questions, ask them in writing to create a nice and neat paper trail. Hiring a trusted contractor to help you with this process is often advisable, and it is imperative that you only begin your kitchen remodel when you get permission from the condo corporation.
How do I know what lighting, cabinetry, and appliances will be best?
Many condo corporations have restrictions on what you can and can’t install in your condo. Communicating with them first will help you narrow things down. Scheduling a consultation with our trusted design and installation team at Affordable Quality Cabinetry will also give a wealth of information on the types of lighting, cabinetry, and appliances that may work best in your kitchen.
How long will my condo kitchen remodel take?
No two condo kitchen remodels are alike; however, most take between 5 and 8 weeks to complete.
What are the dos and don’ts when remodeling a kitchen?
- Do your research, both online and through communication with contractors and the condo corporation
- Get clear permission from the condo corporation before beginning any remodel
- Maximize your space and plan your remodel with a technical eye to your kitchen
- Budget to exceed by at least 10%
- Keep your receipts
- Don’t rush through the planning and design phase
- Don’t price yourself out of the condo
- Don’t begin any remodel without permission from the condo corporation
- Don’t settle for DIY installation or cheap, fly-by-night contracting
Does kitchen remodeling require a permit?
Yes — and often from two different sources. There are permits from the municipality, which are often required for larger scale remodeling tasks, and then there is permission from the condo corporation or homeowner’s association, which is typically required for remodels of all sizes. Before beginning a remodel, it is important to communicate with these parties and obtain all necessary permission.
Can you finance a kitchen remodel?
We offer financing options for condo kitchen remodels of all sizes. We also proudly offer free estimates on all of our work.
What are the benefits of hiring a professional to remodel your kitchen versus doing it yourself?
There are several benefits to hiring a professional to remodel your kitchen. Firstly, our contractors at Affordable Quality Cabinetry have experience dealing with municipalities and condo corporations and can help streamline the process of obtaining a permit and performing approved work. Our professional design and construction experience also give us a substantial edge when it comes to cost- and time-efficiency. We use industrial-leading tools and methods to ensure that our projects are completed on-time and on-budget, with a level of precision that most DIY-ers simply can’t achieve.
Schedule a free consultation with our South Carolina condo kitchen remodeling team at 888-894-1902 today!