How-To & Guides8 Mistakes To Avoid When Renovating Or Decorating Your Condo

8 Mistakes To Avoid When Renovating Or Decorating Your Condo

8 Mistakes To Avoid When Renovating Or Decorating Your Condo

When it comes to renovating and decorating a condo, there are a lot of things to consider. It would be best if you looked at the dimensions of your space, thought about what you want out of it, and then started thinking about how you will get there. That last part can often be the most difficult because condos are usually much smaller than single-family homes or apartments. In addition, many people don’t know about their unit’s important features, such as insulation or plumbing. However, there are some mistakes that everyone who owns a condo needs to avoid when doing any renovation work:

Not Planning Enough Beforehand

Planning is the key to any successful project. Before you begin, list the tasks you need to do and divide the list into manageable portions. List the pros and cons for each option and consider the cost of each option and how long it will take.

If you’re planning on painting your walls, decide whether or not you want it professionally done or if you want to give it a go yourself. If hiring a professional painter isn’t in your budget at this time, there are plenty of tutorials online that show how easy it can be!

Underestimating How Long The Project Will Take

If you feel like a project is too much, you might think that everything would be easy if you had more time. Even if your deadline is flexible, you should still budget for more than a week or two of labor.

For example, if your condo requires major renovations and repairs—such as replacing broken windows or installing new drywall—you won’t want to be stuck with the mess while waiting for contractors to come by every day. You may also want to factor enough time into your schedule for painting, wallpaper, and other tasks that require drying before moving forward with new furniture or appliances.

Neglecting To Consider Your Surroundings

  • Consider your furniture. When decorating a space, especially a small one like your condo, the first thing to consider is what furniture you have and how it fits. You may love that antique side table, but if it does not fit in with the rest of your home’s style or color scheme, you should probably think about getting something else instead.
  • Consider the colors you want to use. Make sure the colors you choose for your walls and furniture complement each other and the colors already present in your condo before you commit to a design.
  • Consider the style of your condo building, too—it’s easy to get caught up in making everything perfect, but sometimes simple is better! If this means leaving certain things untouched while renovating, then so be it—it’ll help keep costs down while still giving you an overall look that reflects who you are rather than whoever else might live here too!

When it comes to storage, there are two major things to think about: quantity and quality. Quantity is how much space you have for storing things, and quality is how well-made your storage is.

Too much stuff in your condo can make it feel crowded, and hard to find what you need when you need it. But things might get too crowded if you don’t have enough storage space!

The first thing you should do is figure out how much space you have in your condo. If you have a small house, you probably won’t have much room for extra furniture or other things, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have any room at all. Look around each room and see if there are any spots where extra things could go without taking up too much space or making it hard to move through the rooms. You might also want to get rid of things that are no longer being used.

8 Mistakes To Avoid When Renovating Or Decorating Your Condo
All Arquitectura Redesign a 39 sqm Flat

Not Hiring A Designer Or Architect

A designer or architect is a professional who knows what works and what doesn’t. They can help you make informed decisions about your space. If a design professional isn’t part of your renovation team, consider hiring one to help guide you through the process.

  • Designers and architects can also use their skills to help with things that may not be obvious in how they affect the result. For example, if your kitchen countertops are higher than standard height, sitting at a bar-height table will be much more comfortable. Hiring an expert will ensure that these details are all taken care of;
  • A good designer or architect can also save you from making costly mistakes when it comes time for budgeting and planning your renovations.

Buying Furniture That Is Too Big For Your Space

  • You should measure the size of your room and any windows, doors, or other architectural features to get an idea of how much space you have to work.
  • Also, consider how many people will use it regularly when choosing furniture pieces. For example, if you’re single but your dining table seats eight people comfortably, chances are good that it won’t be an issue when it comes to dinner parties. But if you live alone and have a small apartment, then buying such a large piece would be counterintuitive—you don’t want a huge chunk of unused real estate taking up valuable floor space!

Purchasing Incompatible Items

When renovating a condo, it’s important to consider safety and compatibility. Some mistakes can be just as costly as they are dangerous—and since you are spending money on a condo, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your investment.
One mistake is purchasing items that won’t work in the space. For example, some furniture may not fit well in a condo because it has narrow entryways! A good rule of thumb is to measure every piece of furniture before buying it, so there aren’t any surprises later on.
Another common error is purchasing items without considering whether they’ll work with electricity or plumbing in your unit. However, this can easily be avoided by checking with the vendor before making the purchase!

Neglecting To Make Repairs When Necessary

  • Neglecting to make repairs when necessary
  • Not having a good relationship with your condo association
  • Not having a good relationship with your neighbors
  • Not having a good relationship with the contractor who is helping you renovate or redesign your condo space

Renovating and decorating condos can be tricky because they are often small

Lido 501 Apartment in Porto Alegre by Atelier Aberto Arquitetura
Lido 501 Apartment by Atelier Aberto Arquitetura

Renovating and decorating condos can be tricky because they are often small. So, if you’re considering doing this project, here are some tips to help you make the most of your space.

  • Add more storage by using a wall of shelves in your living room or bedroom.
  • In order to make your bedroom or living room feel more spacious, try hanging a large mirror on the wall.
  • Make sure your furniture is the right size for the space—for example, chairs that are too big can take up too much floor space and make a small room feel even smaller!

Conclusion
Safety should be at the top of your list among the many things you need to consider when renovating or decorating your condo. You don’t want any accidents or injuries on your hands, so ensure that all materials used in your project are safe. When it comes to furniture purchases, remember that smaller pieces can go a long way toward making your space feel more spacious and comfortable. Lastly, Always research before starting anything major— this will save you time and will know what to avoid in renovating your condo.

8 Mistakes To Avoid When Renovating Or Decorating Your Condo
30 Sqm Apartment in Madrid Gets Stylish Facelift

Gramercy Loft / Denise Lee Architect

This Manhattan loft space is located in a building originally constructed as a bank in 1873. Because of this, the space wasn't particularly well set up as a home, but it had enormously large windows, beautiful original woodwork and flooring, and an ornate structural column mostly still in tact.

Fairleigh House, Toronto by Studio AC

Located just off a busy retail/commuter street in Toronto this house was conceived as a simple architectural proposition. A box with one simple spatial gesture that attempts to refine quite common social orientations within the home.

Planar House by Studio MK27

Planar House is a radical exercise in horizontality, aspect commonly explored in the projects of the studio. Discreetly inserted in the highest point of the plot and favoring the existing topography, its presence is most strongly felt in the footprint rather than volumetrically. An extensive line in an open landscape.

Ridge House – Retreat with Large Folding Roof Form

Ridge House is a project realized by Simcic+Uhrich Architects from South Pender in British Columbia, Canada. The conformation of the land makes this 2,500...

Modern Texas Prefab by Aamodt / Plumb Architects

Aamodt / Plumb was commissioned to design a home for a young family on a beautiful site on Lake Austin with only one catch: an incredibly compressed 12-month schedule. “12 months is extremely fast!” notes Aamodt.

Related Articles