Category: Home Ideas and Maintenance

9 Steps to Updating a Home in Costa Rica Without Renovating

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Is Renovating in Costa Rica difficult or is updating a lot easier? While housing is more affordable in Costa Rica, most foreigners have a need for renovating a home to their own standards. But renovating a house is a much larger headache than just updating. You will be jumping through…

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4 Benefits Of Using Smart Technology On Your Costa Rican Property

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes By using smart technology, you can take advantage of several benefits. In Costa Rica, 98% of the energy we use is renewable energy, a feat that many larger and wealthier countries have not yet accomplished. Costa Rica is an incredible country to live in. I know, I’ve lived here now…

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6 Maintenance Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Air Conditioning Unit

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Depending on where you live in Costa Rica, your air conditioning unit can be an important part of your home. It keeps you cool in the summer, especially during the time around Semana Santa” or Easter week. An air conditioning unit needs proper care to continue working efficiently. The summer…

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5 Interior Design Tips for a Tropical Environment

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes It’s essential to have the interior design of a house in Costa Rica according to the geographic location. Costa Rica offers not only a much-varied topography and views. The impact of tropical environmental factors such as humidity, rainfall, and temperatures is quite important. If you decorate the home without considering…

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Why upgrading the kitchen now and then is such a great idea

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Homeowners in Costa Rica almost never think of upgrading their kitchen. They usually stay their whole life in the same home. Maybe they give it a new coat of paint now and then. If that! In many other countries, homeowners seem to outgrow their homes a lot quicker. Some do…

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The best custom-made container homes in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes I’ve been looking for years for someone in Costa Rica who builds quality custom-made container homes. That’s because custom-made container homes are so versatile, innovative, and environmentally responsible. The problem that most container homes in Costa Rica have is that they are usually not insulated. So it’s like living in…

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The Best Affordable Self-Monitored Home Security Systems You Need to Know

Are you looking to protect and safeguard your home, yet don’t want a hard-wired system installed? If yes, then lucky you. There are many DIY or self-installed home security systems available today. When you can do it yourself, why have somebody else do it? As a matter of fact, today is a much better time…

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