Whether you’re on a staycation or thinking about relocating abroad, static caravans make great holiday homes while you find your feet and get out exploring. But what if your mobile holiday home is less than inviting? Here are a few ways to spruce up your caravan and make it a cosy bolthole that you’ll want to come back to!
Keep it simple
Don’t bite off more than you can chew! There are some jobs you’ll definitely need to get an expert to do, but you’d be surprised what a difference some simple DIY can make to your holiday home. A coat of paint or some wallpaper on the walls, and some straightforward reupholstery can freshen the place up without costing a fortune. A bold new colour scheme and a change of curtains can quickly spruce up your home.
Update your floors
This is a really quick and easy way to spruce things up and can be quite easy to achieve, depending on the flooring you use. Hard wearing laminates can look far more expensive than they are, while luxury vinyl tile is great for bathrooms and kitchens and looks just like stone or wood. There’s nothing like the luxury feel of carpet in the bedroom, try to look for some bargains at your local carpet centre.
Research the latest trends
Sprucing up your interiors might be as simple as adding a new rug and some cushions, but have you considered the exterior too? Do some research into the latest mobile home trends and think about what might work for your holiday home. Exterior cladding and different roofing can give the place an uplift for relatively little outlay, while efficient glazing and insulation are improvements worth making if you’re thinking of a permanent relocation abroad.
Upgrade your kitchen and bathroom
Just like in your bricks and mortar home, a new kitchen and/or bathroom can really boost the overall appeal of your home. And it needn’t cost a fortune. Local DIY stores can have end of line cabinets and offcuts of work surfaces that are just right for your mobile home kitchen. You may need to shop at specialist retailers for your bathroom, but you can pick up new accessories and wall finishes cheaply when you shop around online. Just a change of tiles and a good clean can really freshen up a white bathroom suite.
Don’t forget the outside
Whether you invest in a full-scale deck or a new set of garden furniture, optimising the outside space is a brilliant way to make your holiday home more appealing. Plant up pots and window boxes with flowers, vegetables or herbs and add a parasol or put up a pergola to provide a shady nook. Adding a veranda is a great way to really maximise your space and add outdoor room – you could even add a hot tub!
If your holiday home hasn’t been used in a while, then a good spring clean is the fastest and cheapest way to spruce it up. All you need are some household cleaning products and plenty of elbow grease. Wash curtains and other soft furnishings, sweep the floors and clean the windows and give everywhere a good airing. It’ll soon look as good as new and ready for you to enjoy another wonderful holiday!