A renovation can be the perfect opportunity to maximize space in your home in Costa Rica. A space can transform to breathe new life and make the most of every square foot. But with limited square footage, space management becomes key.

Maximize Your Space: Renovation FAQs for a Roomier Home

Renovating each area of your home brings up many questions if you want to be able to maximize space.  The LX team recently gathered some Q and As as a review of the world of space-saving renovations, ensuring your home feels both functional and beautiful.

Q: Vertical vs. horizontal storage: Which way to go?

A: Utilize both!

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Take advantage of high ceilings with floor-to-ceiling cabinets, lofts, and floating shelves.

Reclaim floor space with under-bed storage, pull-out drawers in cabinets, and ottomans with hidden compartments.

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Q: How can I use light in my favor?

A: Layered lighting can add depth and dimension to a small space. Use recessed lighting, sconces, and pendant lamps to create different pockets of light and avoid harsh overhead lighting that can make a room feel cramped.

Q: Can my windows make a difference?

A: Absolutely! Opt for large windows or skylights to maximize natural light, making your space feel bigger and brighter. Consider installing window seats with built-in storage or folding desks that can be tucked away when not in use.

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Large central window at Casa Relax

Q: Folding and multifunctional furniture: are they worth it?

A: Invest in furniture that serves multiple purposes or can be seamlessly stored. Ottomans with storage, sofas that convert to beds, and tables with expandable leaves are all great space-saving options. Folding tables, chairs, and even beds can be lifesavers in small spaces. They offer flexibility and can be easily stored away when not needed, freeing up valuable floor space

Q: Which type of doors should I look for?

A: Sliding doors save space compared to traditional swinging doors. Consider pocket doors that disappear into the wall for maximum space efficiency.

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Q: How about mirrors?

A: Strategically placed mirrors can reflect light and create the illusion of a larger space. Hang them opposite windows or in narrow hallways to bounce light and make the room feel airier.

Q: Knock down walls or keep them up?

A: This depends on your desired layout and flow. Open floor plans can create a sense of spaciousness, but compartmentalized spaces can offer privacy and designated areas. Consider your lifestyle and how you use each room before making a decision.

Bonus Tip: Declutter before you renovate! Getting rid of unused items frees up valuable space and makes it easier to design a functional and organized layout.

Maximizing space is all about creativity and strategic planning. By taking these factors into account in your renovation, you can transform your home into its best version for you and your family.

If you’re looking for a personalized guide to transform your home, contact our partner Sarco Architects for more information.

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