Tropical-feeling baby blue house with white picket fence and palm trees


So you’ve closed on that sweet little bungalow, and you love all the 20th century charm. Your home is like no one else’s, with all the little touches and extras.


It’s going to need some work, though. Your partner has always wanted a sunroom, and the master bath has seen better days. A hot tub is a possibility as well, but you want to enclose it for privacy and ease of care. Lots of things to dream about and plan for.


Before you go pick out the paint, however, you need to make sure that you have obtained the proper approval for all of your renovation ideas. Zoning limitations can present a problem for you, as can historic overlays in certain areas. Older housing districts in the Nashville area have some guidelines that have been imposed under some circumstances and ignoring those or remaining ignorant can be an expensive mistake.


Or let’s say you have landed a sleek downtown condo. Congratulations! You probably have an unparalleled view out of your front window. You could possibly also be facing a nightmare when it comes to making renovations to your new property. The HOA that is handling your building has the final say on all aspects of condo remodeling, and you will need to be clear on the verbiage of your Covenant, Conditions, and Restrictions.


Here is a short list of the renovations/projects that you will need prior approval for in a condo:

  • Structural floor
  • Ceilings
  • Columns
  • Interior/exterior walls
  • Finish flooring
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Aesthetic changes to the exterior


Engaging a contractor right from the start and working with them to identify any plans you may have that will involve prior approval from an HOA or city government entity is going to save you time and money and a big headache.


Call Ascension General Contractors for all of your construction and renovation needs at (615) 750 2345 or visit our website: Ascension General Contractors