Owning vacation property is a dream come true for many families and snowbirds, but do you know what’s the best part about owning your own piece of vacation paradise? You get to design it! If you’ve recently purchased property or you’re looking to spice up that lakefront cabin to feel new and fresh, we’ve got some renovation ideas for your vacation home!
Whether the property is just for you or you plan on renting it for a bit of extra income, always make sure you’re keeping your budget at top of your mind. Devising a strategy for renovations is a must if you’re working with limited funds, so make sure to prioritize the necessary furniture and appliances first before jumping into the decor and the world of accessories. It’s also a good idea to budget per room – ie, selecting the kitchen or the bathroom to renovate first rather than trying to tackle everything at once. Planning and budgeting will be your friend for your renovations!
Some folks love to stick to a theme when they spruce up their property. Many beachside homes have an ocean or nautical theme, which is a wonderful way to enhance that waterfront view. Themes can be very simple too, such as picking a colour and dressing your home in a monochrome palette. For example, forest green for an accent wall with various shades of green for furniture, pillows, artwork, placemats, linens, kitchenware and more creates that delightful unity throughout the home. Earth tones and warm woods are popular for many vacation properties and a theme as simple as “forest” can be used for a cohesive throughline. Your vacation home is a wonderful opportunity to express yourself while also creating a cozy, friendly vacation experience for you and your family.
Your vacation home is a place for you to escape the realities of work and sometimes even life as a whole, so shouldn’t your paradise property be cozy and comfortable? Bed linens, pillows and blankets are a perfect way to bring comfort to your home away from home. Crawling into bed at your lakeside or mountain cabin should be a luxurious experience, one you look forward to! Extend this to your towels and bathroom linens, opting for plush overall. Sometimes the best way to update a vacation home is to make it so comfortable, that you have a hard time leaving!
Another easy way to renovate is to throw a coat of paint on some walls or experiment with that gorgeous wallpaper you bought on a whim. Adding wallpaper to the bathroom can immediately make it more expressive and exciting and you’re able to play with colour combos to match the paper. Decorative moulding is another way to add character to any room and brings depth and interest to an accent wall.
Having a vacation home is the dream, but dreaming bigger once you have the home is even better. Don’t be afraid to bring a bit of flair, a bit of you, to your vacation property. If you’re in the market for a lakeside home, have you thought about checking out our available properties? Give us a call and we’ll book you in for a tour!