How Do Home Renovations Differ From Condo Renovations?

How Do Home Renovations Differ From Condo Renovations?

Did you know that there are many key differences between completing a home renovation and completing a condo renovation? Our team from iRemodel Home Renovations is here today as your local Home Renovation in Toronto team to help you differentiate the difference between the two so that if you have only modified one or the other, you can understand what the main differences are between the two. Let’s get started. 

Do You Need Permission? 

Whether you are completing a home renovation or a condo renovation, you will need to obtain permission from someone. Depending on which type of renovation you are completing will depend on who you need to contact. When completing a home renovation, you may require permission from the City you live in. If this is required, you will need to present your plans to the city and have them approved. If you live in a condo, you must gain permission from the property manager. Property managers will explain the rules and regulations to you and define what you are allowed to and not allowed to do. 

When Is Noise Permitted? 

Construction hours between home renovations and condo renovations differ significantly. In Toronto, for homes and condos, construction-related noise is typically not allowed between the hours of 7pm-7am. In order to avoid a noise complaint, it’s important to know what your boundaries are in the area you are working in. You also don’t want to make your condo neighbours angry! 

What Is The Extent of The Renovation? 

When you are renovating a home vs. a condo, there is an obvious “extent” to each project. While you are renovating your home, you can take down the home to its bare frame and start from there, whereas if you are working in a condo space, while you can gut the place, you are confined to the perimeters of your purchased estate. As well, plumbing or electrical projects may have some challenges as you can’t drop ceilings or raise the floors in condo spaces. 

How Will You Move Materials? 

While moving materials is easy when you are completing a home renovation, it can become more difficult when you live in a condo. Typically in a condo, you only have your stairs and your elevator. While using the elevator may seem convenient, it’s important to check the weight limit and check with your building manager to see if you’re allowed to use the elevator for this purpose. In some cases, you may need to book the elevator at certain times. 

How We Can Help 

As your professional home builder in Toronto, our team at iRemodel Home Renovations would be happy to assist you on whatever project you want to get in the works. Whether you are looking to have your condo renovated or your home renovated, our team of professionals would be happy to help you get the job completed to your satisfaction. To get a quote from our team, please feel free to give us a call at (416) 825-2542.