Small space, big feel

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: RemodelRenovating

Making a living space seem spacious when you have minimal square footage can be a challenge. United Pacific Builders LLC prides itself in assisting condo and apartment owners with space-conscious design plans and installation to make your condensed living space have comfort, flow and spaciousness.

The first thing that must be considered when remodeling or renovating your condo or apartment is the property building rules. Typically, each property has a property managing entity that has in place remodeling and renovation rules for each of its units or apartments, in order to maintain a cohesive aesthetic look throughout the property.

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United Pacific Builders LLC has successfully remodeled condos on Oahu, and works closely with the property manager and the homeowner to ensure that all modifications are done per these specifications. Once the building specifications are laid out, United Pacific Builders LLC can start the process of design and remodel/renovation planning, to maximize the space available and give you a condo/apartment with a fresh new look that feels much more spacious.

The process begins with looking at the current layout of the property. The estimator takes note of how you would like the floor plan to flow, and then proposes potential modifications. Some modifications that can improve the layout and flow of a property include repositioning of cabinets, removal of walls, half walls or banisters and modification of door position, size and/or type.

Once the layout has been modified, then the real fun begins, with selecting materials that give the visual perception of spaciousness. Many designers recommend the following materials for enhancing the optical illusion of space.

Flooring

Use the same color flooring throughout the entire space — this connects the space, making it look larger and not compartmentalized. Using light colors and wider planks and installing the flooring diagonally (typically increases the price of install) also helps.

Kitchen

Capitalize on vertical wall space in the kitchen by using long, continuous boards for cabinet doors, as well as glass-front cabinet doors. Utilize a light color palette with colorful walls or a darker color palette with neutral wall color around the kitchen. Opt for pint size appliances to enhance counter space and glass tile or subway tile for the backsplash.

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Bathroom (limited to your building’s plumbing design)

Install a floating vanity (vanity without cabinet underneath) and utilize all wall space by creating built-in shelves. Also, utilize a light color palette and choose one piece to be your pop of color. If space is a concern, opt for a standup shower versus a bathtub. Installing mirrors on adjacent walls is another great idea.

There are many modifications and upgrades you can consider to reflect your own personal style and create your ideal living space. United Pacific Builders LLC works closely with you and the property management team to ensure your project is swift and seamless from start to finish. Call the company today at 366-0575.

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