After acquiring an apartment in Vallarta · Nayarit, it is easy to feel motivated to start decorating it to your liking. However, the physical characteristics of the unit can represent a great challenge but also opportunity for great design when you consult with experts to help maximize the space you have to work with.
To get the most out of condominiums with reduced dimensions, the Vallarta Real Estate Guide editorial team presents the following series of tips with the aim of guiding owners seeking to design their home in a way that highlights its best attributes. In fact, CRATE Interiors and SOLutions Mexico are just two Vallarta · Nayarit companies that offer this service in a professional and personalized way.
One of the most important things to consider when trying to maximize the space of an apartment is the ability to organize your belongings. In other words, the smaller the place, the more organized it needs to be. With a little creativity you can turn your property into the space you always dreamed of, whether you use it as a vacation home, to enjoy retirement or use as a rental property.
When space is limited and the purchase of new and/or bulky furniture is not an option, a drawer cabinet such as the classic console table behind the sofa can be used. In this way, certain things can be kept or stored discreetly.
Furniture pieces that can serve multiple purposes are key to maximizing your space. An example is finding a table that doubles as a desk or a sofa that easily turns into a guest bed. Cubes that serve as additional guest seating are a must. Another idea is to opt for additional seats that can be folded down and are compact, so they can be stored when not in use. In fact, furniture should be chosen that offers maximum functionality in a minimum of square footage. To do this, one of the best options is built-in furniture and/or made-to-measure. These custom furnishings are built specifically to the dimensions of your space and can be designed with built-in storage that, in small spaces, becomes very valuable.
LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM
Since the entertainment center is often installed in the living room area, one of the best options to save space is to mount the television and sound system on the wall. When you approach the design in this way, the space feels larger because you avoid placing a large multimedia table or console on the floor.
Similarly, as the main element of any home, the dining room will assume less space in a small apartment when you use a round dining table, which will provide a little more space for guests to navigate around it.
Beyond the furniture that you have in mind to install, bedrooms with walls of uniform tones give the impression that they are more spacious. In this part of the property, our experts recommend that it is necessary to add a variety of textures to add interest to the design and ensure it doesn’t fall flat. In this way, the textural elements will cause an effect of greater amplitude.
ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS FOR DECORATION
- Glass Walls
The installation of glass walls and doors, as well as enlarging windows will help to open the views of the apartment, increase natural lighting and, above all, to connect adjacent spaces in a comfortable and elegant way.
Installing good lighting will make any bedroom, large or small, stand out and feel a little larger than it actually is. Consider multiple light sources including overhead lighting as well as table lamps and wall scones.
- Sliding doors
Sliding doors with glass windows allow light to flow throughout shared spaces, while still creating a sense of separation. Doors that slide directly onto the wall when not in use take up much less space and add a modern touch to the room.
The purpose of using mirrors with decorative frames in the design is to provide personality and character to the home. Using them in specific areas of the unit will help the space feel larger, lighter and more airy.
THE KEY TO EVERYTHING: THINKING VERTICAL
In units with tight spaces, it is very useful to take advantage of the (often underused) space between the top of the furniture and the ceiling with hanging and/or high-mounted elements including shelving for decor or organization.
In fact, in some small rooms where it seems as though there is not enough space for decoration, it is very easy to overlook the higher wall areas. However, it is possible and worth elevating and customizing each of these locations.