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Getting Your Home Ready For A Fantastic Stay-Cation

Getting Your Home Ready For A Fantastic Stay-Cation

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It’s fair to say that thoughts around travel have changed over the last year or so. People are, quite fairly, more reluctant to go traveling. A lot of homeowners are instead looking at the best ways that they can improve their property so it’s a more comfortable place to spend a long season off. Here are some of the best ideas that could be worth exploring. 

Full Home Entertainment System

First, you should consider adding a full entertainment system to your property. An entertainment system will keep you and your family happy regardless of whether it’s hot or cold outside. If it’s rainy, then you can stay in and watch movies or TV shows together with a cinema grade solution. For this, you will need the right screen and audio setup. Make sure that you speak to a professional who can help you pick the right setup for your budget and your specific home. The best option will change depending on the size of your room. 

Outdoor Living Space

Next, you should think about improving your home with the right outdoor living space. This will provide you with a way to completely embrace the alfresco lifestyle and ensure that you have a great time outside with your family. With the right additions to your garden, the outside of your home can be just as luxurious and exciting as the inside. For instance, you can buy comfortable furniture for your garden and invest in unique features. You could even think about adding a fire pit that is sure to get the neighbors talking. 

Window And Door Additions 

You could also consider adding new windows and doors to your home or upgrading your current windows and doors. For instance, you may want to think about adding privacy glass. The benefit of this type of glass is that it will keep your home cool because less sunlight will enter the property. You could also think about adding fly screens too. The right fly screens will ensure that you can open the doors and windows as wide as you like and you won’t have to worry about getting flies buzzing around your head. It will let you bring the outside in without the worst parts that come with it. 

Home Air-Con

Finally, you need to make sure that you are able to keep your home cool and comfortable. The best way to do this is with the right air-con system. Do note that over the next few years the world temperature is expected to rise significantly. So, regardless of whether you are staying at home next summer, you might still want to add this to your property. Air-con systems are available from a wide range of suppliers. So do make sure that you choose a green friendly solution to keep those energy costs under control. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the best ways to improve your home to guarantee that it’s the perfect place to stay when you don’t want to travel but still want to enjoy yourself in complete comfort. 

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Travel Hacks

Travel Hacks

Very Handy Travel Hacks

There is an art to budget travelling, especially if you’re traveling with kid’s – this creativity is most evident in the resourceful and ingenious ways that parents and travelers make the most of whatever they can fit into their luggage, this is where travel hacks come in very handy.

Below you will find a short video which demonstrates the most innovative travel hacks for hassle-free hosteling.

This is travel inspiration without the perspiration. So whether you’re looking to cut back on costs and add more efficiencies to your packing strategy, look no further as the YHA have it covered in their top 12 hosteling hacks. This is a master class in staying in hostels from those who have it down to a fine art.

Who would have thought you could create a bunk bed cinema or create a speaker out of a mug.

Some great ideas there!

We are loving the look of the multi charger and the fab idea for stopping headphones getting tangled. Some great tips in the video some of which we will be putting in to practice when on our travels next.

I will be the first to admit that I ALWAYS overpack when we go off on our travels, after watching the video I will certainly be taking on board  some of those hacks, what brilliant ideas.

What are you like when you go off on your travels, are you like me and always over-pack or do you travel light?

*Posted in partnership with YHA*