Holiday homes need to mean rest, relaxation and everything at your fingertips. This article tells you how to make this the case.
When you choose to purchase a holiday home, you are basically committing to having the majority of your holidays in that particular location for the foreseeable future – unless you have a lot of spare cash. Not only does this mean the holiday home you select must be a home-away-from-home and offer all the luxuries you’re used to, it also has to meet all those additional requirements that go hand in hand with a holiday. So what are they?
When holidaying – not traveling – many of us have six major priorities, including, relaxation, entertaining, simplicity, good food, good weather and the opportunity to stroll around a bit if the mood so moves us. And while these activities may sound easy, they are actually not the simplest of criteria to meet, which means finding a holiday home that can meet all of them, year after year, is a tall order. But not impossible.
Setting up your holiday home to meet the six criteria is not as hard as it sounds, it just takes a little effort and little extra cash. The following tips can be used for inspiration.
When you’re at home you stay at the office late, think about work all night, and miss valuable hours sleeping worrying about what has to be done at the office the next day. For this reason, a big part of your holiday and ability to relax, is the opportunity to sleep well, wake up refreshed, and clear your mind. It might sound simple, but this means not skimping on the furniture. Invest in an excellent mattress for your holiday home – because you have nothing to keep you awake except poor bedding. Likewise, get comfy couches and outdoor furniture, so every time you sit down to relax, you achieve your purpose.
The more you go to your holiday home, the more you get to know the locals – and those relationships are important as the locals can keep an eye on your home while you’re gone. If you don’t want to buy another barbeque, invest in a cheap one for the duration of your trip from a local event hire. Feel the holiday spirit by sharing it with others – there’s nothing more like a holiday than a beer around the barbie!
Part of relaxing and taking it easy is keeping everything simple – this means your activity. Invest in a good widescreen television and entertainment system and don’t be afraid to spend easy nights in catching up on all the movies you’ve missed due to work.
- Great food
Littler needs to be said, but holidays are definitely the time to indulge when it comes to food. Think seafood, summer salads, gelato and everything else you stay away from for the rest of the year.
- Good weather
It is vital that your holiday home gives you access to summer. Don’t neglect your outdoor area, make sure you have good shade and areas to cool off and access to the best that summer sun has to offer.
The last thing you want to worry about when you’re on holiday or at home, is the security of your second home. Good colourbond fencing and a security system is important so your
doesn’t become more trouble than it’s worth.