Having a relaxing place to retreat from the world is one of the best things about owning a vacation cabin. Unfortunately, unless you visit every weekend, the upkeep can become a bit of a problem. These simple, cost-effective improvements can help you make your cabin more inviting and easier to maintain.
- Install Xeriscaping
Instead of spending your spare time doing yard work, try implementing practices such as xeriscaping to cut back on maintenance tasks. While it has long been popular in areas prone to drought, more people are realizing the benefits of these practices that use native plants and hardscaping materials. By doing so, you drastically but back on the time and natural resources required to keep your landscape looking gorgeous.
- Let the Outside In
Natural light adds so much charm and warmth to a room, which makes it a perfect fit for any cabin retreat. It can also help you take advantage of the great stress-relieving properties of a natural environment. Look for screen doors and big windows to help bring nature indoors. If you don’t want uninterrupted panes of glass, look into window grids that can help retain the rustic charm of your vacation retreat.
- Increase Security
An empty house secluded in the woods can send out unintended invitations to visitors. These can be both human and animal. Adding security cameras to the property can help you keep an eye on things even when you can’t be there. Wireless and connected security systems are more affordable than ever and most are relatively simple to install. Once you are set up, you won’t have to worry about pulling up to find someone has vandalized your cabin – or that someone is still there.
A few upgrades can make a big difference. Using natural light sources, reducing landscape maintenance and increasing security can all help make your vacation retreats more appealing and relaxing.