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Designing Your Vacation Home

UNITED STATES OUTLYING ISLANDS | Saturday, 13 October 2018 | Views [137]


Buying a vacation home is an exciting experience, and it is an investment that will bring you much joy over the years – you might even use it to bring in an extra income when you aren’t enjoying the place yourself. Whatever your reasons for purchasing a vacation home, one of the most fun aspects of first having it is designing the interior to make it more user-friendly. There are many options, but unlike when you are designing your permanent home, you need to think of functionality as well as a method to make your vacations in your new home as easy and fuss-free as possible. Here are some ideas of what you should include.

Consider Your Storage Facilities


Having side-by-side refrigerators in the kitchen of your vacation home is a great idea. You won’t want to spend your entire time away from home in the grocery store topping up your food stocks, and it is a better use of your time to buy everything in one go at the start of your time away and only go back for smaller items if you happen to need them. After all, grocery shopping is something you do when you’re not on vacation – it’s not something you want to do when you are. Having a large side by side refrigerator means that you can shop for all your needs at once, and then concentrate on enjoying your vacation knowing that you have everything you need within easy reach.

Non-Green House Plants


Houseplants always look great and can make all the difference when you are trying to make a house look like a home. However, when you are thinking of houseplants in your vacation home, you will need to think somewhat differently; the standard kind of house plant that you might immediately think of needs looking after, and if you are only in your vacation home a few times a year, you won’t be able to keep it watered enough to survive. Instead, you can opt for tree branches. These are low maintenance, but can still look great when you place them in a large container or vase.



The main aim of any vacation property is to be a relaxing space away from home. Therefore, the living area needs to be as comfortable as possible. Have as much seating as you can without making the whole space look too cluttered and ensure that the chairs you choose are something you can really sink into. Anything that looks great but just isn’t functional is not going to be much use in your vacation home. Even if you wouldn’t have the furniture in your own home, your relaxation time is too important, and you need to get it right.



Since you are not going to be in your vacation home all the time, security is an important aspect to think about when you are designing it. You won’t want it to look uninviting (particularly if you hire it out to paying guests), but you still want it to be secure, so an attractive fence is a good option. You can look at chain link fence supplies to see what options are going to suit your tastes and not look out of place with the rest of the neighbourhood either.

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