Apartment Renovation in Dubai
Apartment Renovation goals
The first step in an apartment renovation is to determine your options.
Once you commit to the project, you need to define your own goals. What do you need in your renewal? What do you want in your apartment? Start with the big picture elements and work on the details.
One of the most important decisions you can make is setting a budget for your project.
This can be difficult to achieve without the help of experienced professionals.
You can check out another blog post I wrote about the cost of renovating an apartment in Dubai, but be aware that there are a number of additional factors to consider.
To renovate your apartment, you will need an architect to assist you throughout the process.
The architect will work with you to design and create a set of drawings, but that’s not all.
An architect like me will guide you every step of the way.
We can help set budgets and define project goals.
Then we work together to design the house, from the basic layout to the minute details.
Upon completion of the design, we produce a set of technical building drawings.
The architect will help you select a contractor and get a bid for the work.
During construction, the architect stays in the management role and visits the site from time to time.
Upon completion, the architect will work on piercing, quality control, and prepare signatures to seal the permits.
Your building will have its own rules and requirements for renovation.
They will have an agreement to sign, known as a change agreement.
Change the agreements if you want to read more about this specific part of the process.
The transfer agreement should set out the general rules for the building. Some buildings have more detailed conversion agreements consisting of several pages, while others are more basic.
Either way, there will be building rules and you are responsible for applying those rules to your team.
Once the administrative review is complete, the board may approve your renewal.
If you are making a special request or making an unusual proposal, the board may need it too.
Neither the board of directors nor the building management company will sign the papers with you, therefore, you cannot apply until the process is complete.
How To Start an Apartment Renovation In DUBAI
Starting an apartment renovation in Dubai can be a daunting task.
However, if you take it one step at a time, put together a good team, and have a solid game plan, you’ll be fine.
Renovating your apartment means you need to hire an architect and a general contractor.
Always work with qualified professionals whom you think you can count on! Gathering the team that will make your project a reality is one of the most important steps you can take as a homeowner.
In addition to hiring a team, you need to set your project goals and budget.
Be prepared: there is a lot to do, but in the end, it should all be worth it.
Below we will review the general process of getting your apartment renovated and able to begin construction.
After bidding, you will choose a general contractor.
The most important thing I can tell you is that you need to ignore all the sales that the contractors are going to tell you.
If they seem to be more of a salesman than a contractor, you should be wary of them and act with caution.
Choose the person you believe will work best and you think you can be trusted. I’m a big fan of going with my gut.