Have you just recently fulfilled your dream of having a swanky sea-facing penthouse by buying one for yourself and your family? Well, the feeling of being in a penthouse is surely great, and you must be really happy. However, sooner or later, you will have to realize that sea facing apartments often need slightly extra amount of care and maintenance than other houses.
Here are some special things that you need for your penthouse for it to remain great and impressive at all times:
1. Install Dehumidifiers
Since it’s a sea-facing penthouse, you obviously face more moisture and humidity than other houses away from the sea. That can cause problems of dampness in food and the air in the house. To make your living comfortable, install dehumidifiers, which will keep the air easy to breathe.
2. Smart Terrace Furniture
If you have an open terrace in your penthouse, then you would obviously like to have some great furniture there. However, make sure that this is easy-to-clean and manage kind of furniture, considering, humidity, dust, rains, and the obvious bird poops can ruin it for you! So try and make a smart choice of fabrics and construction in the furniture.
3. Regular Window Cleaning
The seawater and rains can cause the windows of your penthouse to develop spots, much like the hard water stains that can often form on surfaces. These can get difficult to remove, if ignored for long. So if you want your penthouse to look sparkling clean and great at all times, you need to invest in regular window cleaning. Also consult experts on what kind of glass is best to install on the exteriors.
If you have a terrace garden in your penthouse, then there is a chance that you’d like to give it a nice backyard kind of feel. In that case, call in experts to do some landscaping for you. They will be able to give great designs of flowerbeds, and will be able to recreate an entire park or garden for you, right in your own house! The same experts will also be able to maintain the mowing and fertilizing for you on a regular basis.
5. Termite and Pest Control
Needless to say, humidity can cause termite, pests and bugs to infest your house. Make sure that you get regular termite and pest control done in your penthouse, to save it from disasters. This is even more important if monsoon stays for long in your city. Call in experts to do this job for you, who will advise you on how to go about the whole thing. Moreover, try and get ample sunshine in your penthouse on sunny days, to keep the air balance good in the house.
So get all of these special things for your penthouse, to have a great living experience. After all, if you can spend so much money on buying a penthouse, you can surely spend a little more on maintaining its charm and appeal as well.
Chase Cullen, the writer, is a renowned interior designer and a landscape architect. He enjoys blogging in his spare time. He says he is well aware of the ABC of San Antonio and can design houses for the climate and the culture best suited there.