For today's Boca Luxury Condo blog, we explore more affordable ways to reinvent your condo aesthetic. Not everything that says "luxury" has to be expensive, and it's often the way we express ourselves through our style, rather than the brands and products themselves that communicate the lifestyle we hope to lead. Read on and learn more about how to spend wisely, save money, and live the luxury lifestyle you've dreamed of!
Allow More Natural Lighting
This could be as cheap as free, and if not requires a simple replacement or removal of whatever window coverings you may currently have. Natural light has been shown to improve outcomes in hospitalized patients, but it doesn't take extreme circumstances to benefit from the life-enhancing effects of natural light, especially as you rise in the mornings.
Replace Curtains, Sheets, Pillowcases, and Other Replaceable Upholstery
We don't expect you to desecrate your upholstery in pursuit of something...
Whether moving, arriving, or simply remodeling, the last thing we'd want to do is see our furniture enter the scrap heap. Thankfully, the giving spirit is strong in Boca Raton, and the community response has been impressive. With more than one way to donate, or shop, we're happy to illuminate some of the most commonly utilized places and organizations to donate your gently used furniture to those in need.
This small nonprofit collects everything from furniture, to appliances, and clothing to wield these donated goods to fundraise and provide for children in need. The organization was founded in 2009 to unite the private, public, and nonprofit sectors in our shared humanitarian mission. Donating gently used household goods plays directly in the support of children in all manner of need - from those with debilitating health conditions, foster children, and children of active military personnel.
Before we begin, let's be honest... If you're the proud owner of a Boca Luxury Condo, chances are you've found your happy place already. The amenities, security, the views, access, and beyond make Boca Raton one of the most sought after places to own a condo. However, you can't bring the jacuzzi upstairs, and you certainly can't sit at the beach from the foot of your bed. Beyond the obvious that you're so blessed to enjoy, what else can you do to ensure every square foot of your Boca condo lifestyle is as pleasant as the walk to the shoreline? With these 5 tips, learn how to make your Boca condo your happy place, so when it's time to relax, you don't have to go anywhere at all.
It sounds simple enough, but music (and sound in general) has a biochemical effect on the brain. There's a reason obstetricians suggest playing more Mozart than Mayhem near toddlers. Having a solid sound setup and a means to enjoy your music is part of what sets the ambiance of your Boca condo - no differently than light or scent.
Boca Luxury Condo living should be more than a luxuriant Tuscan revival. With the Mediterranean-inspired architecture such a central part of Boca Raton's architectural history, it's easy to forget that the trappings of luxury are hardly monolithic. What Boca Raton brings in classical beauty, it also brings in modern innovation. For every gorgeous art installation, there's cutting-edge technology lining the interior of your Boca Luxury condo. Learn what's new and what to look for when searching for your dream condo!
Central Vacuum System
Similar yet still freestanding appliances have been seen for years in salons, making a massive floor mess into quick work. Did you know, similar technology has been installed in residential settings? Rather than a massive, unshapely appliance, the central vacuum is one of the most efficient and space-saving additions to your luxury condo. Many Boca condo owners choose luxury and location over space and cost. Thus, the ability to remove a larger appliance from your floorplan in exchange for a simple and effective solution is a win-win. This is perfect for ...
The best of Boca Luxury Condos provide amenities that would make a celebrity jealous. With everything from crystalline pool decks, picturesque golf courses, and steps to a shimmering beachfront, it's easy to see why "clutter' wouldn't even be a thought to most luxury condo owners. However, even with maid service and an eye for detail, condos are an exchange of space for luxury, and thusly can lead to cluttered situations that single-family homes may provide the space to better accommodate. This Spring, we are excited to share more tips and tricks that our clients and Realtors use to keep their Boca condos decluttered. Learn more below!
Keep Flat Surfaces Clear
The easy temptation is to use your counters, tables, and desks as temporary (or not so temporary) storage points for things that don't have a "place." This could be true for paperwork, devices, even desk trinkets that are looking for a permanent home. Clearing flat surfaces allow for more workspace (obviously) but ensuring the most tempting of places to clutter your home turns into one of the most reassuring. A cluttered home is a cluttered mind, and there's no better place to start than clearing those counters!
Boca Luxury Condos are known for their high-class elegance, combining gentle nautical design motifs with a traditional interpretation of Mediterranean decor. The whites, baby blues, and calm stylings are the perfect break from the high-rise gaudiness we see in other major real estate markets like New York, Chicago, and even Los Angeles. Perhaps nowhere in the country is there a better opportunity to carve out your slice of paradise and view the sunrise from your balcony. Here are a handful of our favorite ideas to maximize your space and add another layer of elegance to your Boca condo balcony!
Create Your Bamboo Privacy Barrier
Deluxe and upscale doesn't have to mean store-bought and professionally designed. To this day, some of our favorite structures at some of the largest Boca luxury estates are chickee huts, gazebos, and other semi-manmade naturally fortified outdoor hovels. Bamboo is a timeless building material, with the flexion to bend and the strength to hold, There's a reason why so many Asian peoples rely on bamboo to build their homes for typhoon readiness. A bit less drastic is the potential to lash bamboo rods to craft your privacy barrier.
Not all Boca Luxury Condos are created equal. Like anywhere else in the global real estate market, Boca Raton's condo landscape is determined by location. With the majesty of our shimmering beaches and the everyday fun of our winding Intracoastal system, it's easy to see why some new Boca condo owners would choose a little less space for that prime spot. Fear not! The Champagne & Parisi team have seen it all, and have learned some of the top ways to save space in your condo. See our list below for a few ideas!
Follow the New York City urban development model. Quite simply, if you can't build out, build up! Utilize space to the ceiling where convenient and unobstructed by looking into a low profile, high reaching shelves to get the maximum space available for every square foot. There are many low-cost, high-efficiency shelves both pre-assembled and DIY to ponder.
As the years go by we learn more and more about how to be better stewards of our environment while continuing to develop and innovate as human beings. Luckily for us, it appears we are at a crossroads in which technology can dovetail with our care for our planet - as many Boca Luxury condos have begun retrofitting and developing for eco friendly purposes. For new Boca condo owners and renters, hearing that your new home is doing its part to transform our relationship with our planet is among the first things to qualify a new residential opportunity, especially with soaring cooling costs among other things. Here are 5 ways you can quickly self-audit your new Boca condo complex for its eco friendliness!
Take the LEED
No pun intended, but the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization, has created a certification system built around this acronym - which stands for Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design. Much like the energy star found on leading appliances, a LEED-certified building is sure to check most of the boxes you're looking for when choosing a green Boca Raton condo.