A Florida condo often serves as a home away from home. Your Florida condo may be a collection of memories from vacations, seashells and pictures of your favorite sunsets. As much as you love your space, time does take its toll and perhaps it’s time for a facelift. Let the experts at Varian Construction give you six small condo remodel ideas for your Florida condo to give it new life.
Remodel the bathroom
Perhaps one of the most popular small condo remodels is a bathroom renovation. A remodeled bathroom always catches a buyer’s eye and eventually leads to an increase in home value when it’s time to sell. In fact, bathroom remodels often recoup 64% of its value, making it a wise investment in your Florida condo. Think of updating your vanity, shower, tiling or even gutting the entire bathroom and starting from scratch with your own planned design. For more tips on doing a bathroom remodel, check this out.
Upgrade your kitchen
The kitchen is the lifeblood of a small condo. Although the Florida lifestyle offers the pipe dream of eating out every night, Florida homeowners know that the best times are spent in the kitchen. Upgrading the kitchen in your Florida condo is a great way to increase your condo’s value. A minor kitchen remodel recoups about 77% of its value upon the sale of the condo. A kitchen remodel has a plethora of opportunities including adding new appliances, updating the flooring and adding more storage. In many instances, a skilled contractor can find extra room in your condo that you are perhaps unaware of. A skilled contractor can add a new layout providing new seating, new tiling and many other additions!
Update the flooring
The flooring in Florida condos see a lot of wear and tear due to the bright sunshine and sand we track in from the beach. In 2021, we don’t say “If these walls could talk,” we say, “If these floors could roar.” If the character of your flooring is defined by the sand and mud you have tracked in over the years, it is time for an update. Ditch the old-school carpet and add hardwood floors, laminate flooring or ceramic tile. This will make for easier clean up and an overall updated look for your Florida condo. By adding new flooring to your condo, you will see a major difference in functionality and beauty.
Create an entertainment room
If you are thinking of doing a small condo remodel, don’t overlook the family room. You can turn your boring, unused family room to a complete entertainment room with just a couple of additions to the furniture, flooring or lighting. Many times, an entertainment room can be equipped with surround sound or movie theater-like attributes. In cases where there is a view, take advantage of the Florida atmosphere by adding updated windows. Windows often recoup around 60-70% of their value in a home sale, which allows you to turn heads from the TV to the windows! Not to mention, if you add black-out curtains, you can really get that home theater feel. When doing a condo remodel, create an entertainment room that lives up to its name.
Redo the bedroom
The bedroom is perhaps the most personal and unique room in the home. For a small condo remodel, take advantage of the little things in the bedroom that makes it comfortable and stylish. People always say, “If your bed is made, your room is half clean,”. By that logic, if you get a new bed, your bedroom is half remodeled. Updating your comforter, bed frame or headboard can completely change the look and feel of the room. Condo bedroom remodels may even include expanding the closet. By borrowing space from another room and by working with the right contractor, a small shoe closet can be turned into a walk-in closet to brag about.
Take full advantage of the lanai
A selling point that many homeowners dream of and a staple of many Florida condos is the lanai. The lanai is unique to Florida condos, because it gives the owner an area to enjoy the Florida weather without leaving the comfort of their home. Lanai remodels can begin anywhere from adding a bar and seating area to adding an elevated pool! By updating the screen, flooring, lights and layout of the lanai, you can enjoy the sun without missing a beat.
A condo remodel in Florida is not a DIY project. When dealing with condos, often times the HOA has specific rules and guidelines that must be followed when going about a remodel. Many associations have restrictions on noise, hours, blackout dates and debris removal guidelines, just to name a few. Plus, according to the Florida Building Code, section 104, “any owner, authorized agent or contractor who desires to construct… must obtain a required permit to work.” This is why it is important to hire a knowledgeable, experienced and licensed contractor.
For more information on Florida laws pertaining to contractor and construction regulation visit Florida Code of Ordinances. If you are in the Southwest Florida area and thinking of doing a condo remodel, look no further than Varian Construction. Varian Construction has over 30 years of experience and is committed to making sure each and every client is taken care of. For more on Varian Construction call 239.514.0103 or visit Varian Construction.