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The Perfect Holiday Home: Finding And Designing

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Many people love the idea of investing in a holiday home. It can give you the investment you need from a financial aspect with a long-term value and short-term rental income. But it could also help you to change your lifestyle as you could be presented with more opportunities to spend time away from home with the family. However, how do you find the right place and then how do you go about designing it to suit your tastes as well as appeal to the holiday rental market? I wanted to share with you some of the things to consider.

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Think about the right location

One of the first things you need to think about would be the location of the holiday home. There may be an obvious choice when it comes to the actual destination as many people invest in places they love and have been to for many years. But in terms of finding the right location that could be another story. You need to think about closeness to any beach or bars and restaurants, even being close to a shop for general groceries will be an advantage.

What do you need in terms of size?

You then need to think about the size of the property and in short how many bedrooms you might need. People tend to go with smaller properties than their actual homes for their holiday places. It is easy to maintain, cheaper to run, so as long as there is enough sleep facilities to accommodate everyone you would want to be there with you then you are good to go. The chances are you won’t be spending much time inside anyway.  

Consider investing in key pieces of furniture

While you won’t be spending too much time inside, you do still need to think about investing in key pieces of furniture. Beds, seats, and places to eat are all the essentials you need and looking online at tropical furniture ranges could be the answer. Ensuring you have decent quality furniture pieces means that you will get the longevity of them lasting.

Theme or create a color scheme for your property

Maybe you want to consider a color scheme or theme for your holiday property, and this can be a great way to help you choose the best decoration for your holiday home. You could choose a different color for different rooms, or follow the same color scheme. Maybe you like the idea of adding a theme. This could be specific furniture types or the use of materials to help you create the look you are going for.

Think of ways to enjoy it

Finally, you could consider some of the ways you can enjoy the holiday home. It might be that you like the idea of taking extra holidays or you may want to let friends and family use it. It could even be a great way to earn some extra money by renting it out.

I hope that these ideas help you to find the perfect holiday home and design it just the way you want.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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