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Building & Renovating

Your Pre-Renovation Checklist

Ready to take the plunge toward a home improvement project? Read this first!

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Photography: Rene Mejia and Vincent Coscolluela (Main Photos)

Whether you’re moving into a new house or upgrading your present home, surely it has crossed your mind to undertake some minor renovations to make your space suit your taste. Before you embark on any home project, big or small, start by planning well and finalizing the list of things that you need to do before you begin.

The most important task after you’ve made your to-do list is to check with your condo, townhouse or village association for their set of guidelines and regulations. Minor tweaks such as replacing doorknobs or adding décor may not require prior approval, but renovation work, which requires carpentry or painting, may need clearance. Don't feel overwhelmed! Start by requesting for the condominium administration’s covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&R) for a more thorough list of what is allowed to avoid any hassle while you’re in the middle of your home project. Townhouses and subdivisions may be more lenient and less detailed, but it would still be prudent to check before you begin.

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Take note that restrictions and conditions may vary depending on the property you have. However, most guidelines would cover the following:

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