One of the best things about buying a penthouse condo in Playa del Carmen or a penthouse in Tulum is having your very own rooftop space to enjoy. Most rooftops come with the basics – perhaps a sink area, a bathroom, or a shower. Some even might have a small splash pool or a jacuzzi. Here are 5 helpful tips to making your rooftop space one that you’ll never want to leave and an area to enjoy any time of day!
1. Good lighting
The key is to find a happy medium when it comes to lighting on your rooftop. You don’t want it to be pitch black but you also don’t want so many lights that you can’t see the stars at night. Set the mood with some great scattered mood lighting, make the space feel inviting but also functional.
2. Have a covered area for shade
Make the rooftop a space you enjoy at any time of day, not just when it’s night, by having a covered space to enjoy the shade. Your rooftop might come with a pergola or palapa, but if not, add an umbrella to the dining table or a canopy.
3. Comfortable furniture to enjoy
It’s not enough to have the rooftop space, you want to make it a comfortable hang out spot for you and your guests. Install hammock hooks, buy a nice outdoor couch and loveseat, make the space inviting and one that you’ll want to spend hours in. There are many stores in the Riviera Maya that specialize in outdoor furniture, even big box stores like Sam’s Club offer nice rooftop furniture. Think about how the furniture will wear with the sun and salt, and choose accordingly.
4. Prepare a cooking area
Without a doubt, having a private rooftop space to enjoy is a super plus when you are using your condo for rentals. Adding an area for cooking takes your roof to another level. A grill for barbecuing, a mini fridge for cold beers, a sink for cleanup, and a table for dining will make that rooftop space a hit with renters AND with family and friends that come to visit you.
5. Greenery is essential
There are so many amazing tropical plants that you can add to your rooftop, and the best part is, they are completely affordable. Who hasn’t dreamt of owning their own palm tree?! Beautiful flowering plants for the sun and really make your rooftop feel warm and inviting. And adding plants can help with privacy, if you have a neighbor’s rooftop right next door, use the plants as a natural wall, making both you and your neighbor happy.
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