In fact last fall, condo owner Donna Young was the winner of our Win Your Granite or Quartz Countertop contest. Earlier in the year, Monarch transformed Mrs. Young’s traditional condominium kitchen into a sleek, contemporary space. This year, the National Kitchen and Bath Association honoured Monarch designer Melissa Foley for a major "medium kitchen" condominium redesign.
Renovating a condo is different than renovating a home. Condominium corporations typically have rules that regulate renovations and the condo board outlines what can and cannot be touched during a renovation (ie. windows, corridors, mechanical systems, plumbing, electrical, bearing walls etc.). You may be considering relocating a toilet or sink in your condo’s bath renovation, for instance, but the drains and supply lines are common elements between units and cannot be touched. If they were to be moved, it may disrupt the plumbing and drainage for the entire building!
|Melissa Foley's NKBA award-winning "medium kitchen" design
- a design that not only pleases the owner, but adheres to all building permits;
- the use of experienced, licensed tradespeople;
- managing noise levels and working only during designated hours so as not to disturb the neighbours;
- finding proper parking and booking elevator time for the transport of supplies and materials;
- effectively managing the removal of waste and construction debris.
|Condo redesign by Melissa Foley, Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre