Choosing the right furniture, lighting, patio tiles, and so on is an important aspect to updating your patio or balcony. The possibilities and combinations of options are endless and only limited by your own imagination, tastes, and preferences. You will want to keep several things in mind, when selecting the materials you want to use for your patio renovation project.
What procedures must you complete before starting your renovation?
Each condo association and building has its own specific requirements for making improvements to outdoor patios and balconies. You will also need to obtain approval from your condo association ahead of time prior to starting any work.
How much do you want to spend on renovating your patio?
You need a project budget to ensure you have the necessary funds to complete the renovation. Your budget should include how much you want to spend on lighting, furniture, decorative items, flooring, and so on, as well as the costs of labour, if you intend to hire a contractor.
What work hours are allowed by your condo association?
Most condo associations have specific hours and days where you are permitted to work on renovation projects. Make sure to verify these with your condo association prior to starting any projects, as this can influence your decisions whether to do the work yourself or hire a contractor.
Do you want to hire a contractor or do the work yourself?
There are benefits to hiring a professional contractor to do the actual labour involved with a patio renovation. One of the main benefits of using a contractor is they will provide you with a schedule and anticipated completion date, weather permitting, so you will know exactly how long the renovations will take.
Which types of materials are suited for exposure to Canadian weather?
If you want to protect the look, appearance, and finish of furniture, lighting, tiles, and other materials you want to use to remodel your patio or balcony, verify they are designed for outdoor usage. Furthermore, keep in mind some materials may require various forms of preventative maintenance to help keep them protected and preserve their original appearances.
Renovating your patio or condo will add years of enjoyment to this outdoor area of your home. Additionally, the improvements you make could increase the value of your home and will benefit you should you decide to sell your condo in the future.
If you are considering putting your condo on the market or are shopping for a new condo, please feel free to contact me, Square One Mississauga real estate agent, Shawn Gandhi by calling 905.795.1900. I have a comprehensive knowledge of every condo building in the area and will know exactly how to help you sell or purchase your next home!