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Topic - John Coplen
Condominium owners may enjoy the advantage of avoiding exterior home-maintenance projects or major landscaping, but when they want to renovate their home to modernize the layout or update the kitchen, they face some challenges that owners of single-family homes escape.
Popular projects for many condo owners, Mr. Coplen said, include replacing parquet flooring with hardwood flooring and upgrading the kitchen with tile or stone flooring, stainless steel appliances and granite counters.
"A condo remodel can be a fun design challenge because of the small scale," Mr. Coplen said. "A lot of people want to simplify the space and make it as functional as possible. A typical project is to take an older condo that has been broken up into smaller spaces and create an open, loftlike feel."