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Condo Renovation: Designing Your Condo | Part 3

Toronto Realty Boutique
Publication date:
December 1, 2022
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Designing Your Condo: Kitchen Renovation and Picking Furniture | TRB
Condo renovations take a lot of planning and preparation, but once you’ve been through the initial phase of deciding what to do, and then determine who you will hire to do the work, the fun part can really begin.
During this phase of our project, we needed to decide how much value we could add to our condo through the renovation.
What did we need to do in the bathrooms that would increase the value of our condo?
These are all areas of concern any condo renovator needs to consider.
Although we don’t plan on selling, we wanted to be sure everything we did would increase the value of our home.
That’s the end goal in any condo renovations, to get more when it’s the right time to sell.
The flooring came up, the kitchen and bathrooms were removed – it was taken down to the studs just how we wanted.
Make sure you know your condo building renovation rules before getting started.
We all wanted to be sure there was as little disruption as possible to the neighbours on our floor.
Working with Karin Bennett Designs was a great decision we made earlier in our condo renovation process.
Karin understood where we wanted to be as far as colours and aesthetic but the major task of selecting our furniture and finishes was now upon us.
Furniture tends to take anywhere from four to ten weeks to arrive, so we needed to start making some decisions.
After a few interior design sessions with Karin, we started to receive selections via email that we could look at.
Karin sent us a number of options all grouped together in rooms, so we could have an idea of how it would all look together in our condo.
This not only saved us time, it really helped us imagine what the finished rooms would look like.
This is why you need an interior designer when you’re renovating your condo.
Since our kitchen still had the standard builder-basic finishes, we knew we wanted to change it completely to give a totally custom feel.
As in most condos, the kitchen is the anchor of the main living space, so we wanted it to take center stage and inform the rest of the design of the room.
What were the options for renovating our condo kitchen?
We selected a deep navy blue for the cabinets as it provided a pop of colour while remaining neutral.
Thinking about how you can make your cabinets unique is something all condo renovators should think about – how can you make your unit look different from all the others out there?
Another piece of the kitchen that would add value is exceptional appliances.
It’s a great anchor for the room and if you entertain like we do, you know the island in a condo is where everyone gathers.
If you’re interested in learning more about condo renovations and the process, stay tuned for more about our adventure over the coming weeks!


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Toronto Realty Boutique
Condo Renovation: Designing Your Condo | Part 3
December 1, 2022
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