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Can you do renovations in a condo?

Feb 5, 2020 | Condo Renovations

Yes, you can renovate and remodel your condo unit. You can update almost everything in your unit as long as it is not going to impact the structure of the building. However, all condo board requires you as the owner to run your renovation plans and layout with them as a proposal. Every condo has its own rules and regulations, so it is critical to ask the management office about its policy before starting any renovation project.

You can almost change anything in your condo unit including the following:

Condo Kitchen Renovation

Whole kitchen cabinets can be replaced and remodelled to any colour and design that suits your taste. However, have in mind since the fixtures and plumbing would affect the building, then you are required to hire a licensed and professional plumber to perform the changes. The management office will provide you with the guideline on the allowed plumbing material and the method that they wish you to perform the renovation.

Kitchen appliances belong to you and in most cases, the building has not much objection to that. (Please contact your condo management office to clarify any details)

Condo Bathroom Renovation

You can remove all current toilets and shower tubs and replace them with a new one. Or in some cases, you can also change and remodel your bathroom with a walk-in shower. The most important part that you need to pay attention to is to make sure the process is done properly preventing any water leakage to units below and next to you. Any damages to your neighbour units or the building as per your improper renovation will impact you and you would be liable for that, hence it is critical to hire a professional condo renovation company that has liability insurance to cover any possible damages.

Condo Bedroom Renovation

Due to limited space in new condo units, some owners require more cabinet spacing in their bedrooms. So it is very common to remodel the bedroom and add cabinets for your extra clothing and material.

Condo Flooring Renovation

Last but not least, it is very common for the owners to replace their current flooring. You can change your flooring to any material including pre-finished and finished Hardwood, lamination and engineered hardwoods. Most building requires the owner to use sound insulation underlay to prevent noise from travelling to units around you. Refer to your building management office for the required standard.

In the end, you can almost change anything in your unit as long as you are careful, follow the regulations and prevent damages to the building and other unit owners.

Read our blog posts on steps to get a condo renovation permit and let us know if we can help you with your Condo Renovation Project, we will take care of all paper works for you.

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