Peter Harrison, chief commercial officer at the UK’s staycation specialist, Sykes Cottages, says that on average holiday -let owners make up to £40,000 a year.
According to figures from Visit Britain last year, there was a 5% increase in Brits choosing a Staycation over jetting off abroad. It isn’t just Brits, Sykes have seen bookings from overseas increase by 71% as well.
With more people renovating their properties, thus more competition, it is important to make the most out of your investment.
At Greenhill Renovations, we specialise in holiday home renovations along the North Norfolk Coast. We know how squeeze all the potential from your property and accentuate its key features meaning you, the owner, see a bigger investment.
Below we’ve listed some important things to think about when renovating a holiday property.
Subtly is Key
Whether you’re updating your property or you’ve got a blank canvas, getting colours right is important.
It sets the tone of your property for your guests. Your taste is bright greens, but it might not be your prospective guests cup of tea. So meeting in the middle by choosing a more subtle hue is crucial.
Calming neutrals are safe and timeless; off-whites, beiges, stones and soft pastels are a good choice. You can still be colourful by injecting colours with soft furnishings like vases, curtains, rugs, cushions, and wall art.
Always think: what do most people want? And, what will make them return?
By sticking with this rule, you’re colour scheme will flow seamlessly throughout the property and you’ll effortlessly create a calm atmosphere.
Back to its Roots
You don’t have to own a windmill to offer a unique stay for your guests.
Owning an older property, or a property built near something important means you have lots of design scope.
Exposing traditional beams and brickwork is an instant way to add character. Tying your holiday let to history adds interest and character whilst also guiding your design decisions.
It’s a obvious trick, but it is often not used as well as it could be.
Allowing light to flood into your property can transform a room.
Replacing heavy curtains with shutters, or blinds, will make the room brighter. Log fires can create a welcoming glow and can make a room feel cosier, as well as more romantic.
Where possible, opt for larger windows – especially if you’re surrounded by beautiful scenery.
Having a property that is stylish and functional is possible.
When choosing furniture’s and fabrics, it is important to think about your target audience.
If your property attracts a lot of families, choosing colours and prints that can disguise marks and can withstand wear and tear will be important. It is also savvy to avoid glass surfaces that are easily smudged, and white carpets which collect dirt.
Greenhills Renovation can help with all your design decisions. From colours and fabrics, to adding new windows and extending rooms. We are the experts and leaders in our area with a large portfolio of renovated properties.
To learn more about what we do, or how we can help you make the most of your property, contact us today for a free quote.