Holiday homes are experiencing increasing demand with many holidaymakers looking for accommodation that feels like a home away from home. Because of this, many homeowners are looking to upgrade an existing property into somewhere amazing for people to stay at. And with UK staycations set to be the first choice for many travellers over the next couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, turning a property into a holiday rental can be a fun way to earn good money. Here are some tips to keep in mind when renovating your holiday home.
Consider how many people would be able to sleep in your home and use this as a guide when renovating. If you have two double bedrooms, for example, consider replacing one of the doubles with two single beds to make it an easier option for families. If there’s a small room that only has enough space for a single bed, consider adding bunk beds for an ideal room for kids. Think about what large families and big groups of friends will want if you have a large property that you want to renovate.
Whether you are renovating from scratch or updating the current décor in your property, consider decorating in a neutral way that is going to appeal to most people. While you might love your own personal taste in home décor, it won’t be for everybody, so playing it safe is crucial. Pick neutral, calming colours like creams, greys and beige and add a splash of colour with the accessories and soft furnishings that you choose.
Add Traditional and Cosy Features
You will want your guests to feel comfortable and special when staying in your holiday home, and one of the best ways to do this is to retain as many of the traditional and original features as possible, especially if the property is an older cottage or farmhouse, for example. A fully-operational fireplace from stonewoods.co.uk can be the perfect touch in the living room, while a house that has exposed traditional features like brickwork and beams can be the perfect cosy space for a family break or romantic getaway.
Add Some Luxury
Although the home from home feel is something that many guests are looking for when booking a holiday home to stay in, many also want to add a touch of luxury to their stay with features that they might not be able to access as easily at home. Most visitors will expect a TV and Wi-Fi in the home as standard, and there are several luxury features that you may want to consider adding like a hot tub and barbecue area outside for that special touch that will encourage more visitors to book. Personal and luxurious touches like a bottle of wine and some chocolates to welcome your guests are another reason why more and more holidaymakers are choosing staycations in self-catering homes.
When it comes to renovating your holiday home, it’s important to get the balance right between practicality, a homely feeling, and a touch of luxury that will make your guests feel special.
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