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Common areas, as extensions of individual homes, influence the value and marketability of all homes in a community association. Even residents not interested in marketing their homes care about living in a healthy, well-groomed and attractive environment. Find out how to maintain and enhance common elements like recreation areas, landscaping, lighting, roads and parking lots, windows and other exterior elements; signs and entrances, and much more. Learn how to finance the upkeep and improvement of these features, how to use volunteers, contain risks and sell your plans to the members.
Working with Professionals
Chapter 2—Recreation Areas
Chapter 3—Enhancing Common Areas
Windows and Window Features
Roads and Parking Lots
Trash Collection Sites
The Community Entrance
Chapter 4—Other Considerations
Selling the Plan to the Community
This guide is based on Enhancing Outdoor Spaces, (5354) by Douglas M. Kleine, PCAM, originally published in 1998 by Community Associations Institute. Reviewers of the original work include: Jackie Bartilucci, Eugenie D. Battle, Elizabeth Buchanan, Richard Casale, Ron Davis, PCAM, Lynette Findlay, Donald Lay, George Rohde, Anita Schenk, PCAM, Robert Stewart, PCAM, Robert Wadlow, PCAM, Bette Weseman, PCAM, and Barbara Wick.