Adding a Room to Your Condo

October 29th, 2021

Are you looking to make some renovations to your condo? Perhaps you have a large open area that allows for an extra room in your condo. Whether it’s a loft-style bedroom, walk-in closet, or a room for storage, taking advantage of the space is worth it, and it’s a project that is bound to suit your needs. Adding-a-Room-to-Your-Condoe

So if you are looking to purchase one of the gorgeous Marina Park condos for sale in San Diego, CA, but want it to look just as you envisioned it, find out what the process of adding a room to your condo entails. Keep reading!

Can you add a room to a condo?

When you purchase a condo, you own the inside of the living space, but not the outside walls of the unit. You won’t be able to add extra room outside of it, but you can certainly add a room inside.

As the condo is controlled by the homeowners association (HOA), you will need to seek permission for any type of home remodeling. Furthermore, what type of room you wish to add will dictate whether or not your home improvement project is feasible.

Typically, things like adding new appliances, carpets, or painting the walls are permitted, and you can complete these without much hassle. However, adding an entire room is a bit more complex.

Plan ahead

If you are considering adding a room to your condo, the first step is to contact your building’s HOA. Inquire about the changes you’re allowed to make and the necessary steps you need to take to get approval. You will likely be asked to submit your project plan and the exact structural changes you want to make.

Certain changes to your condo may not be allowed, so make sure you collect as much information as possible. Getting blueprints and floor plans of the condo will help you visualize your project and get a clear insight into the locations for plumbing, electric, sewage, and wiring lines.

Get in touch with a contractor

Once you’ve done your due diligence, reach out to a professional remodeling contractor. As with the pre-planning phase, this also requires you to do your homework. Make sure your contractor is qualified, insured, and licensed.

Approval and start of the project

Your contractor of choice will assist you in putting together a proposal for the HOA. They will be able to provide you with valuable information as to how the project proposal is supposed to look. Make sure the contractor has a clear understanding of what you’ve envisioned and what kind of room addition you wish to have in your condo.

Once you get the green light from the HOA, you can proceed with the home improvement project. The contractor will attain the necessary permits and begin the work.

The construction phase

Depending on the complexity of the addition, the project’s duration can be just a few days, but it can also last for weeks. Therefore, you may need to make other living arrangements until the construction is complete. Whether it’s staying with a relative or booking a hotel, you have numerous options at your disposal.
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Take advantage of all that condo living has to offer and renovate it to suit your needs. With 40 years of success in the real estate business, The Neuman Group are San Diego’s no.1 agents. Whether you’re looking for property near Petco Park or another part of the city, we’ll be by your side every step of the way.

We possess the experience, resources, and expertise to meet your preferences and requirements for a new and luxury condo. Reach out to The Neuman Group today!

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