New seasons bring new spaces; refreshing your home with the changing of seasons is one of the biggest perks of being a homeowner. However, if you live within a homeowners association, you need to be aware certain renovations need approval before making any changes. Each HOA has its own unique set of rules and regulations that also vary if you live in a detached home or a town-home or condominium so let’s break it down.
If you own a detached home and plan on making an exterior renovation such as painting the outside of your home or getting a new roof you should seek HOA approval. Then, if you live in a condo or townhome you should ask your HOA about any structural changes such as adding or removing a wall, replacing flooring, or anything that can affect the plumbing and electricity.
Summer is approaching fast, so timing is crucial, and going through the hassle of getting things approved and processed may not be something you want to go through. So here are some repairs you can make before the summer days without needing HOA approval!
- Install peel and stick kitchen backsplash
Peel and stick backsplash is the perfect way to change up your kitchen without a huge renovation. It comes in many forms: gel, vinyl, metal, glass, and stone and the only tools you will need are a utility knife, ruler, and level. There are a variety of patterns that you can find that will suit your dream kitchen!
- Repainting interior with 2021 color of the year
The interior color of your home can completely transform the environment. Deep dark colored walls reflect fall and winter, whereas light and bright colors reflect spring and summer. Whether your home is painted dark or light, consider one of the 2021 colors of the year to refresh your home for this summer! Research the colors based on the most popular paint brands! For example, Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal is the best color for your home this summer.
- Garden in the fenced backyard
Revitalize your home by creating a garden within your backyard. Whether it be an herb garden or flower garden, it will not only bring natural color into your home but also attract life such as butterflies and birds. Starting a garden is as simple as grabbing basic tools, finding the right soil, and choosing the right greenery for you!
Get your home ready for the bright and sunny months of summer, without waiting for your HOA’s approval! We hope these tips will inspire some quick and easy renovations for your home.