Owning a vacation home or a beach house comes with countless perks, many of which can save you considerable time and money on your next vacation — no more hotel shopping, woohoo! Similarly, if you rent your vacation home, the extra source of income can surely make your next weekend getaway all the more memorable. Regardless of whether you rent or keep the place private for your family, one thing is certain: your vacation home has to feel comfortable, hassle-free, and convenient (perhaps more so than your permanent residence).
If you are fortunate enough to own a vacation home, consider the following renovation ideas to upgrade your property to magazine-cover status. Need help designing and building your next home renovation? Contact our talented design-build team with Quality DesignWorks to schedule a consultation.
If you’ve ever perused through a vacation rental listing, then you’ve probably noticed just how many feature tall and even floor-to-ceiling windows — and with good reason. Bigger windows allow residents to bask in the surrounding natural scenery that’s so characteristic of vacation homes. Floor-to-ceiling windows are particularly prominent in beach houses, where residents can wake up to the calm serenity of the ocean’s waves.
More windows also translate to more natural lighting, which can radically improve the feel of any room and cut down on electricity usage. There are countless design and material options available for homeowners to choose from. Contact us to learn more about what window-frame and pane choices would go best on your property.
Home Automation System
Smart appliances are all the rage nowadays. From voice-controlled lighting and smartphone-controlled thermostats to automatic window shades and door cameras — the list just keeps growing every year. A home automation system uses these and other appliances and makes them work together under a single control interface. The result is a seamless, hassle-free experience that coincides with the vacation mindset.
However, if your budget is limited, focus on furnishing the kitchen with smart appliances. Even though vacation-goers tend to eat out, having a stylish, working kitchen (especially an open-layout one) can drastically improve your property’s aesthetic appeal and make it feel more modern. Get in touch with us for more kitchen renovation ideas that incorporate smart-home living.
There’s nothing quite like taking the party outside for a BBQ, especially when grilling on a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen. Sure, vacationing is all about taking a break from daily chores, going out, and enjoying fine dining. But, when the kids want to play in the yard, and the adults want to lay back poolside, home grilling is the perfect answer.
With an outdoor kitchen, you don’t have to worry about setting up a clunky portable grill or rushing food in and out of the house. Instead, you can have all you need to whip up a delicious meal right where you need it. Quality DesignWorks specializes in designing and building elegant, practical outdoor kitchens, featuring modern, stainless steel appliances. Take a look at our project gallery to see some of our past projects.
Aside from the beach, the bathroom is where most people like to relax — make sure this room is up to the task in your vacation home. In general, vacation-goers prefer rooms that feel spacious and well-lit, so plan accordingly. Try using neutral colors and sleek materials, such as vinyl and marble, to invoke a sense of modernity and luxury. Upgrade to LED lighting fixtures and avoid casting the room in a harsh, amber-hued light.
More importantly, do not just replicate the bathroom in your permanent residence. Vacation-goers are looking for more from a vacation home. Consider investing in more eye-catching features, such as a jacuzzi tub, heated floors, or a trendy vessel sink. With a modest investment fund and professional help, your bathroom renovation could take your vacation home to new, luxurious heights.
For more tips on improving your vacation home’s appeal, check out our top home renovations with the best return-on-investment (ROI) and these handy tips for tackling your next remodel. And, as always, trust Quality DesignWorks to deliver quality and practicality on your next home remodel.