Designing your dream vacation homeDecember 25, 2007
What home design features are the most popular among buyers of vacation properties?
Vacation homeowners want to achieve the maximum in comfort, privacy and well-appointed living space. Dual walk-in closets, dual vanity sinks or his-and her bathrooms in the guest suite or master bedroom are popular features. Give the master bath a spa-like feel with a luxurious soaking tub overlooking a private garden or a spectacular view of the natural surroundings. French doors opening to private decks or patios off the master bedroom or guest suite provide gracious access to the outdoors and a place to enjoy morning coffee in the fresh air.
Outdoor living spaces are excellent ways to expand the overall design. If your second home is in a beautiful natural setting, include plenty of windows and doors that open onto verandas, decks or sitting areas that make the most of a magnificent landscape. Expand your vacation home’s potential by adding an outdoor cooking area, swimming pool, hot tub or landscaped garden.
By including features with proven appeal, you will add to the resale value of your home away from home.