The market for vacation homes is heating up. According to a new survey by the National Association of Realtors, vacation-home sales catapulted to an estimated 1.13 million last year. That’s well above the most recent peak in 2006, and possibly one of the highest ever. In the most desirable areas, buyers are getting into bidding wars over the choicest properties.
A vacation home is not for everyone, of course. It is a long-term investment and commitment, but a rewarding one for many buyers. If you’ve been dreaming about a waterfront home at the beach, a ranch in the foothills, or that special getaway you someday will retire to, now may be the time to act, before prices go sky high and while mortgage rates are low.
You’ll want your vacation home to be the perfect getaway and refuge, with lots of amenities and comfortable surroundings for family members and guests. Just about any interior designer can make a vacation home friendly and cozy. Some designers, however, specialize in vacation homes. They know the area and climate, are familiar with the local style and fashions, have access to local sources, and understand the ways in which vacation homes need to be designed differently from a permanent residence. They will transform an ordinary vacation home into a haven that you will enjoy for years to come.
When you’ve decided on your vacation home, contact us. Whether your ideal is sumptuous pampering or casual comfort, we can match you with experienced vacation home designers in that area who will create just the right look and environment for you, so you’ll fit in . . . and stand out.