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If you have been contemplating renovating your Chicago condo, there are many variables to take into account. Whether you are considering just a bathroom remodel or a complete gut rehab, you need to do your due diligence before getting to work to ensure the job is done right. Below we included some of the more important things you should consider when remodeling your Chicago condo:
Look at Renovating in the Winter
The basic principles of economics tell us that demand drives prices. This is also true for materials such as cement, lumber, and other materials that may be required to remodel your condo. Though your renovation plans should not solely be set around when material prices are the lowest, it could be something worth considering.
Take Time to Assemble a Winning Team
It’s very important to hire the right contractors when taking on such a large project. Looking at things such as their online reviews is a key indicator as to what time of work they do, how reliable they are, and if they are capable of taking on a job of this scale.
Find a Temporary Living Situation
When going through a major renovation of a condo, it is worth considering finding another place to stay during the project. Crews will be on site nearly everyday and if you find a temporary living situation prior to construction beginning, it will alleviate a lot of stress. This should be budgeted for and taken into account before you decide to take on a project of this scale.
Expect the Unexpected
Anytime you undertake of projects as big of a complete rehab of a condo, there will be issues that arise that are out of anyone’s control. By preparing yourself for unexpected issues that will arise, as well as budgeting for these surprises, you’ll be able to manage any increased stress that comes with renovating your space.
Talk to Your Neighbors
When you are gut rehabbing your condo, there will be contractors on-site nearly everyday. Make sure to let your neighbors know well before construction starts as this will help reduce the odds of any complaints.
If you are the owner of a condo and are considering renovating or gut-rehabbing your space, contact Areté Renovators at (773) 610-4551 today to discuss your options. We will help make your vision a reality by working with you on initial design concepts, to construction and finishes.