Whether at the seaside or in the mountains, in the countryside or near a lake, the holiday home is often relegated to a concept of functionality and practicality. Not having to live there for the whole year, it is assumed that it does not need maintenance, both ordinary and extraordinary, if only because it is inhabited just for a few months. Even those who choose to rent the holiday house to draw an income from it, it does not pay particular attention to many aspects, all linked to its restructuring.
Being a property, as such it is necessary a continuous maintenance aimed at ensuring the right comfort and functionality typical of a holiday home. If you decide to rent the house to make a profit, it is good to know that the monthly value can even rise in the presence of special finishes, advanced systems and environmentally friendly systems capable of minimizing energy waste. In fact, it would be enough to read the regulation on dry coupon and on the parameters for the reshaping of the fee to ascertain that it is influenced by numerous factors, including the finishing of a certain level and energy efficiency.
If, on the other hand, you want to use your home for strictly personal use, the feature does not always manage to better meet your needs. It is true, the house by the sea, in the mountains or in the countryside will be inhabited for more or less long periods throughout the year, but this does not justify the lack of consideration for a property that must satisfy every kind of need.
Restructuring of holiday homes: discover the best solutions with our advice
La holiday House it is more a resource than an expense. The opportunity to stay comfortably in a customized environment allows you to better enjoy your holidays. Following this philosophy, the renovations will be planned respecting some important criteria: functionality, energy saving, comfort. Many ideas for the renovation of casa they can be a good starting point for renovating interiors, making them especially personalized.
If you want to rent the house the problem that could arise is the number of guests it can reach: in this case you can proceed with the redefinition of the plan by creating one or more bedrooms and the presence of at least two bathrooms, of which one is courtesy. The same is true if you plan to host friends and relatives during the holidays: think of the chaos that could occur if you had only one bathroom.
It is therefore important to study the available space, dividing or expanding the environments. The courtesy bathroom can be created between an area destined for disengagement and a slightly larger room, perhaps following the criteria of the blind bathroom and exploiting the potential of lighting. Better a shower cubicle with a double compartment (one of which is reserved for a washing machine and a dryer) and, if installed at an angle, manages to make better use of every single centimeter.
For beds it is possible to take advantage of the spaces by playing with the furnishings: with the purchase of a sofa bed and bunk beds (with a third pull-out bed) it is possible to obtain additional beds. If the house should be small, why not get an open space between living room, kitchen and entrance? The open spaces seem to be ordered and the kitchenette could turn into a comfortable kitchen with a dining room. The latter is, in reality, a non-essential environment for one holiday House but it could contain a comfortable design sofa to be placed on a wall. The end result will be a welcoming and elegant, functional and habitable environment with a sophisticated and contemporary twist.
If the building has outdoor spaces why not customize them with a gazebo and outdoor furniture: some designer deckchairs on the garden or a series of banana or bamboo sofas can improve the aesthetics of the building. A properly modified terrace or balcony can be embellished with a wooden roof that shelters the area from the sun and rain. The same can recall the flooring which, in addition to isolating the underlying houses (if it were a terrace that serves as the roof for the apartments on the lower floor), takes up the style of the roof. To decorate could be chosen fragrant and colorful garden plants, easy to care for and able to recreate an intimate atmosphere by isolating the house from prying eyes.
Second factor to evaluate is energy saving. A holiday home must be a resource from which to make the most profit: electricity and gas costs must be reduced to obtain a benefit in terms of utility bills. Among the various expense to be considered during the restructuringenergy of holiday house it is possible to opt for frames with thermal break or, alternatively, for the insulation of internal walls.
Energy-saving windows and doors represent the evolution of traditional windows and doors: the different solutions currently on the market are designed according to the exposure of the rooms (if in the north or east) and the location of the building. The technology is placed in the processing of glass while the choice is very wide: for the greater part there are the so-called double-glazing units, that is to say two glass panels joined to the perimeter by an aluminum frame and spaced apart by an air space inside which the air is dehydrated to prevent condensation.
Then there are the selective glasses, but also the glasses treated with specific chemical solutions that act as sun screens as well as isolating from the cold. The combination of double glazing and selective films with UV filters can be used on windows and French windows facing east or west, ie in those places where sunlight arrives directly and very hot for most of the day. Double glass, on the other hand, can be excellent for windows facing north, reducing humidity and the onset of mold.
Although insulation is a technique used primarily to isolate rooms from the cold, the system can be used for one holiday house both at sea and in the countryside. Insulation, in fact, prevents overheating of the spaces due, for example, to excessive heat. The insulating panels keep the interiors fresh both day and night and, conversely, the use of heating or air conditioning systems is considerably reduced. The result? The expense incurred for the insulation will be amortized over the years with a reduced price bill.
Still in terms of energy savings, among the restructuring costs of the holiday houses it could include the installation of thermal plants that use alternative energy. A house by the sea or in the countryside can exploit the potential of the sun and opt for solar thermal or photovoltaic panels: the former guarantee hot water and internal heating, unlike the latter which produce electricity. Whoever owns a house in the mountains can install a wood-burning heating cooker which, in addition to performing the normal functions of a hob, feeds the radiators and acts as a boiler. An excellent solution for cold winters!
Restoring a vacation home it also means giving it an innovative look, a new allure that reflects as much as possible a concept: that of relaxation. Simplicity is an important aspect, because each space must be as functional and liveable as possible. No mess and no extra furniture that can be replaced by practical and eco-sustainable accessories.
The painting of the walls can be done using some tricks: the light colors are suitable for small rooms, while the ton sur ton can be used if you buy furniture in modern shades (such as gray, ecrù, dove gray). White is suitable for poorly lit rooms, such as a blind bathroom or a disengagement area, unlike the different shades of gray that give the rooms a sophisticated touch. The bright colors are typical of the rooms for the boys while the delicate nuances are combined with the master bedroom and the open space.
Style has an important role: i furnishings for beach houses they can be studied following a navy trend that prefers striped accessories, sugar-colored walls and white furniture in the glossy or matt version. A property in the countryside often follows the Country style, perhaps in the Chic declination accentuated by precious solid wood flooring treated with techniques that emphasize the natural grain. Wooden furniture with clean lines makes the style very modern, which can be improved by linen and cotton curtains. The house in the mountains may seem welcoming with a laminate floor in warm tones, but you can opt for a Shabby Chic decor that recalls the typical hushed atmosphere of snowy landscapes.
Last but not least is the lighting factor: one full holiday home of light is synonymous with joy giving a sense of general well-being to the mood. The lighting can be recreated both with light colors for the walls and with light texture curtains that will filter the light without obscuring the rooms. Even the colors of the furnishing accessories can accentuate the brightness of the interior thanks to the opportunity to choose lacquered or polished furniture that captures the reflections of light.
Adequate evening lighting can make the rooms welcoming and refined. The choice between warm, neutral and cold light can greatly influence the interior and furnishings. The neutral tones accentuate the bright colors of the furniture, while a cold light can adapt to a navy decor. Yes to the wall lights for small rooms or reading corners, but it is preferable to focus on a system of spotlights if you want to light up an open space.
My contact details:
Feel free to contact me for any information, the quote is free and you can request it online or use the contact details on this page.