How to purchase and set up the perfect holiday home
So, you’ve made the decision to buy a second holiday home, congratulations! Perhaps, like many, once you’ve made the initial decision to delve into the world of holiday home ownership, you might be wondering where on earth you go from there? There are so many exciting, yet daunting, variables at play here; from where to locate, to how much to spend, and how to decorate or renovate the property.
Don’t worry, though. As ever, Luxury Lifestyle Magazine has got you covered in the world of luxury home ownership. Our simple guide will give you a gentle nudge in the direction of your dream vacation getaway home.
Where to locate?
First up, and arguably the most important, is where on earth, literally, as well as metaphorically, you want to acquire your property. Perhaps you’re after one of the most exclusive and luxurious holiday homes on the planet, or maybe you’re looking for a more understated property. If you’re on a limited budget, then check out these alternative destinations to make your purchase. There is a wealth of untapped potential in Eastern Europe; take, for example, Bulgaria, where you can get a house with incredible potential for comfortably under £100,000. The benefits of this, of course, is that it would leave you with much more budget to create an intensely luxurious holiday space. From there, you can then look at the ways to make your home stand out like any luxury holiday lodge in some of the world’s most high-profile locations.
Decorating and furnishing
Once you’ve hand-picked your elusive property, the décor is the next some-important step. After all, how can you call your holiday home luxurious if you don’t put the effort in to the style of the property? It’s key to have a theme picked out before you begin. The first step in creating your style is to acquire a blueprint of the property, preferably a floor plan and pictures, and begin to scope colour schemes and styles or themes. This way, you can start thinking of the specifics that complement the unique qualities of your luxury property.
At Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, we recommend sparing no expense with the furnishings, and we believe that a quality luxury furniture supplier is essential. If you are struggling for ideas, or just want to ensure you get this absolutely right, you might want to think about hiring an interior designer. We know what you’re thinking – interior designers aren’t cheap. Well, no, the good ones are not. However, bringing in the expertise can assist you in realising your vision for the property and make suggestions you might have not realised you wanted. In our experience, expert interior designers are actually more likely to save you money down the line. Measure twice, cut once.
Are you looking to rent it out or is it just for you?
Another angle to consider when choosing how to set up your holiday home is whether it’s just for you and your friends and family, or if you’re planning on sweating your asset when you’re back home on business. If it’s just for you, then go all out and make it as unique and individual as you like – putting in whatever stylistic and functional features you care for. However, if you are letting it out, then you will want to tailor the décor and style to a more general market. It might be best to get in touch with a letting agent with local knowledge who will be able to help advise on what best to do to the property to get bookings.
So as with anything in life, planning and research are the key. Figure out what you want from your holiday home, plan it out and then get the relevant professionals to give assistance where necessary. Best of luck enjoying your new holiday home.