How to Refurbish a Luxury Penthouse – 100% Useful Advice

8 de March de 2023
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How to refurbish a luxury penthouse? Keep reading this article by Klic Arquitectos to learn the best tricks, we are Architects in Marbella. 

Reforming an attic is a slightly more complicated task than reforming a flat or a normal floor. At Klic Arquitectos we carry out luxury refurbishments, so in this article we are going to give you tips on how to refurbish a luxury penthouse.

How to refurbish a luxury penthouse

Here are 4 super useful tips:

Roof insulation

It is commonly known that penthouses present a particular point that is easily noticed before any building work begins. Unlike a normal flat that has only a part of its façade in contact with the outside air, attics have that façade plus the roof of the building itself. This detail can be of great importance when seeking to properly insulate the attic.

Buildings constructed in Spain before 2006 were not obliged to have insulation, so if you have a penthouse in a building that is several years old, it is likely that its roof will not be insulated and this will be noticeable in the temperature inside the house. As it is difficult for the residents’ association to decide to insulate the facades and the roof, it is strongly recommended that during the luxury renovation of the attic, not only the facades but also the false ceiling should be insulated.


Modern buildings have a forklift or lifts, but most buildings do not even have a lift. Builders increase the budget according to how easy it is to bring up the material and bring down the rubble. Be careful with that!

Fortunately, penthouses often have large terraces or large windows, which makes it easier to bring up large materials. If necessary, you can use a machine or, in the worst case, a lifting platform or crane to carry out this task.


When it comes to integral reform, it is often forgotten that terraces are an additional cost. The cost of reforming a terrace will not be as high as that of reforming the interior of the home, but there are more and more possibilities of use for these spaces, which increases the investment made in them. Terraces have become very important in recent times and, if we wish to use them for our day-to-day life, we must be aware that they will have a significant weight in our renovation budget.

Attention to detail

How to refurbish a luxury penthouse? When it comes to luxury renovations, every detail is important. Time must be spent selecting high-quality materials and fittings that will ensure long-term durability.

To do this, it is essential to consider certain key details, such as budget, schedule, design and materials: 

  • It is essential to have a clear budget in mind before starting the renovation to avoid cost overruns. 
  • It is important to have a realistic timeline to ensure that the project is completed in a timely manner. 
  • You should have a clear idea of the desired design, so that the renovation is carried out according to the chosen style.

With careful planning and the right choice of materials and details, it can become an exciting and satisfying project.

This has been all about how to refurbish a luxury penthouse, we hope these tips have clarified your ideas and prepared you for all the unexpected, keep reading our blog and check out our projects!

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