If you love living a vacation lifestyle, then you don’t need to leave home to enjoy luxurious amenities. Whether you’re looking to create the perfect staycation or you’re considering renting out your current residence as a vacation home, these changes will make your house feel like a luxurious getaway.
In Southern California, the best way to make your home a vacation spot is to focus on your outdoor living spaces. With near perfect weather all year long, you'll want to focus on accentuating any and all outdoor experiences. Check out the five upgrades that can transform the functionality of your home.
Build an Outdoor Fireplace
3901 Prima Buca, Yorba Linda listed by Kristen Fowler
To enjoy your backyard on a cool summer evening, build a customized outdoor fireplace in your backyard. With an outdoor fireplace, you can have a barbecue without rolling a grill into your backyard and lighting a fire. You can have a relaxing seating area around the outdoor fireplace where friends and family can socialize.
Add a Sunroom to Your Home
9881 Deerhaven Drive, North Tustin listed by Markus Brown
If you want to have a relaxing space with a lot of natural sunlight, then add a sunroom to your home. When you have a sunroom, you extend the square footage of your home all year long. With a sunroom in your home, you will enjoy sitting in a sunny location with open screened windows that are similar to an exotic vacation destination.
Design a Spa Bathroom
2691 Crestview Drive, Newport Beach listed by Heather Walkerbobbitt
Turn your master bathroom into a spa by installing a soaker whirlpool bathtub. In addition, you can have a massaging showerhead installed in the shower. Have a built-in steam room installed to enjoy therapeutic steaming treatments. Feeling adventurous? Consider installing a modern bidet in the bathroom as well.
Plant a Beautiful Flower Garden
752 N Creekview Drive, Orange listed by Lillian Barrett
Plant a beautiful flower garden on your property to enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon. You can create stone pathways that lead you from one section of the garden to another. In the middle of your garden, you can have a seating area with statues and a water fountain.
Install a Swimming Pool
6271 Turnberry Circle, Huntington Beach listed by Debbie Docherty and Amie Peterson
If you enjoy swimming while on a vacation, then have a swimming pool installed in your backyard. There are many benefits of a backyard swimming pool, especially if you’re a social person who enjoys planning gatherings at your home. Contact an expert who can design a customized swimming pool that works with your property’s landscaping. Remember to add extra items such as a swimming pool deck, heater and cover so that you can enjoy the swimming pool frequently.
When you are on a tight budget, you don’t need to make all of the changes to your home in one year. Create a plan to make changes to your home slowly so that it will become your favorite place to stay during a vacation from work.