Kitchen Remodeling Do’s and Don’ts in an HOA Community

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A kitchen remodel takes a lot of planning and preparation. If you live in an homeowners association (HOA) community, you also need to take into account the rules and regulations of the organization and abide by them – in addition to the materials, start and completion dates, and labor – to ensure a successful home improvement. 

Kitchen Remodeling

Does Your Kitchen Remodel Require HOA Approval?

If you are doing a minor update, approval from your HOA may not be required. However, if you are adding or changing the location of plumbing, removing or relocating load-bearing walls, adding rooms and rewiring or relocating electrical systems, you will need to seek approval from the board.

Kitchen Remodeling Do’s

  • First, review your HOA’s Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs). These documents detail the rules and property limitations of your planned community neighborhood. CC&Rs may be updated from time to time, so make sure to get hold of the latest version. If there is something unclear about the stated guidelines, do not hesitate to approach a board member and iron out your confusion.

  • Obtain necessary permits for your remodel. Confirm with your HOA’s CC&Rs whether or not you need permits for the kind of remodel you are planning. These permits may also require board approval.

Kitchen Remodeling Don’ts

  • Do not get only one quote. Get at least three quotes from different remodeling companies to help you find the best team for the job. It is extremely important to hire a contractor who specializes in the kind of renovation you are taking on.

  • Do not assume your contractor knows everything about your HOA requirements. While a remodeler who understands HOA rules and regulations is incredibly helpful, it is ultimately your responsibility as a homeowner to know about the ins and outs of your HOA requirements.

The Cabinet Market is a reputable kitchen remodeling contractor in Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you need new countertops in your kitchen or custom cabinets in your outdoor space, our skilled team can deliver the style and functionality you expect. Call (843) 258-4220, or fill out our convenient online form to request a quote.