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Interior Design Wants Versus Needs

Publication date:
July 1, 2020
Article Summary: 

This article discusses the discrepancy that can exist between reserve fund studies and actual improvements in condominium interior refurbishment projects. The author emphasizes the importance of understanding the budget, operational challenges, and having a clear vision before proceeding with building improvements. They explain that the reserve fund study provides a projected budget for anticipated spends, but it should not be followed verbatim as it does not consider the unique characteristics of each building. The article highlights the role of design in the refurbishment process, emphasizing that design is a process of thoughtful planning and understanding the issues at hand. Designers should be able to work within the prescribed budget while considering the aesthetic and operational needs of the building. For newer developments, the article suggests investing in timeless design and quality materials to ensure enduring value. Additionally, it encourages avoiding trendy designs that may not bring long-term value to the condominiums.


Condominium, interior design, refurbishment, reserve fund study, budget, operational challenges, design, discrepancy, unique characteristics, renovation, quality materials, timeless design, enduring value.

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Interior Design Wants Versus Needs
July 1, 2020
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