5 Tips for Making your Static Caravan feel like Home

If you’ve recently purchased a static caravan, or are thinking of doing so, you may be wondering how you can create a comfortable and relaxed home away from home. We’ve put together our top tips on how to add the finishing touches to make your static caravan feel like home.

Add Mirrors

Static caravans are small, and whilst this creates a cosy atmosphere, it’s often the contrary to what our homes are like. Adding mirrors throughout the static caravan can help to make the space feel bigger, as well as bring in extra light to create an airy feel to an otherwise cramped caravan.

Curtains

Even if your static caravan is located on the seafront and you can’t tear your eyes away from the view, you need to add curtains for your own privacy. Aside from that, curtains can add a pop of colour to the interior of a static caravan, whilst opting for blackout curtains are a great way to ensure you get a good night’s sleep, just like you would back in your own bed at home.

Decoration

If you have built a second-hand caravan home, it may not be decorated to your tastes. Luckily, they can be easily decorated with a fresh lick of paint or wallpaper of your choice to easily create a static caravan that feels like your home. Static caravans aren’t big, so it shouldn’t be a huge expense to redecorate yours.

Beds

The thing you love most about your home is probably your bed, which is why it’s so important for the bed in your static caravan to be just as comfortable. Keep costs to a minimum by opting for a memory-foam mattress topper and some luxury pillows and sheets. A good night’s sleep will help you to make the most of your holiday!

Personal Touches

Add smaller, personal touches around your static caravan for it to really feel like a home away from home. This can be done by dotting artwork, ornaments and photos of your family and friends around the place. As static caravans are quite small spaces, ensure you don’t create too much clutter with random bits and bobs, instead choose a few statement pieces.

The more often you visit your static caravan, the quicker it will begin to feel like a real safe haven and home away from home. If you’re looking for the perfect static caravan suited to you and your family, we can help.

Here at Retreat Estates, we have a range of static caravan holidays available for ownership at multiple budgets. For more information, you can contact a member of the team today by calling us on 01278 795006 or via our contact page.

The Top 5 Accessories your Static Caravan Needs

If you’re heading to your static caravan for a nice summer holiday, you can spice things up by introducing some of these great accessories to your home away from home.

Awning

Awnings are a versatile and stylish way to add shade and usable space to the side of your caravan. They are perfect for use in Summer when eating outdoors or can be used as a place to store equipment, as an extra ‘camping-style’ bedroom or even as a wet room. The best part is they can be neatly rolled away when they aren’t needed.

Fencing

Adding fencing around your static caravan, garden and pitch is a great way to create a cosy and comfortable feeling to your home away from home. Fencing is a great way to create a real community space whilst secluding yourself away enough for your own homely space. A lot of our holiday homes that are currently for sale already feature fencing.

Tool-Kit

Unfortunately, things can go wrong at any given moment, meaning you will really regret not having a tool-kit to hand. A basic, easy-to-find tool-kit will be enough, as they tend to include a wrench, mallet, screwdriver and other bits and bobs, but it will really come in handy and help you out should you if you run into any common problems.

Storage Unit

It’s no secret that the storage space in a static caravan can often be on the small side. That’s why an outdoor storage unit is the perfect accompaniment, particularly for items like garden furniture and bicycles that you wouldn’t want to leave in your caravan. Most storage units are lockable to ensure optimum security and can also be bolted to the ground.

Safety Equipment

Not all static caravans are kitted out with the latest safety equipment, so it’s vital that you get the things you need for optimal safety. We’d advise a fire extinguisher, fire blanket and smoke alarm that is tested regularly to ensure your static caravan is as safe as possible. Whilst fires may be rare, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Have we missed any fantastic static caravan accessories from our list? Tweet us @retreatburnham with your suggestions!

If you’re looking for your own static caravan holiday home to accessorise, you can take a look at the ones we have available here. For more information, or to simply talk to the team, you can get in touch here, or give us a call on 01278 795006.

5 Ideas to Modernise your Static Caravan

Many static caravans come ready styled and furnished, meaning it can be difficult to create an interior or exterior to your own tastes. If you already own a static caravan and feel it could do with a style overhaul, we’ve put together our top five ideas to help you modernise it.

Flooring

The flooring in your home away from home can make a huge difference. Older caravans or those that are well-loved will have obvious signs of ageing and wear and are probably due an upgrade. If you want carpeted flooring, you could have it professionally fitted or could do it yourself by carefully cutting out edges and avoiding obstacles like the counters and the fridge.

More modern caravans will have laminated flooring, which is a cleaner and more hygienic solution. Again, this could be fitted professionally or done yourself. Adding rugs on top of laminate could provide a brighter, cosier and warmer environment.

Seating

A static caravans seating area is one of the most important areas. If it’s not comfortable, has faded or is starting to show signs of wear, it’s probably time to consider a change. Whether you want to replace the entire seating area or simply get new seating covers for an entirely new look, there are many options available. You should opt for a fabric that compliments the rest of your caravan’s furniture and is also hard-wearing.

If you’re someone who often has pets or children staying in your static caravan, a seating design that is easy to clean or will mask the odd accidental spills and stains is ideal.

Kitchen & Bathroom

Don’t be afraid of giving your kitchen or bathroom a modernised overhaul. If your furnishings have got a few chips or are cracked, they can easily be fixed yourself with a bit of DIY. Alternatively, you could get an entirely new replacement, though it would be best to call in a professional to fit anything that involves water.

Replacing cabinet doors and drawers with more modern furnishings is a great way to give your kitchen or bathroom space a new look. However, this can be expensive depending on how many things you’re looking to replace. Alternatively, rubbing down surfaces with sandpaper and using varnishing, waxing and painting is much cheaper!

Curtains & Blinds

Most older static caravans will have curtains. For a more contemporary feel, why not replace them with blinds? The possibilities are endless, and it will be easy to find somewhere that will cut them to size. Whether you’re looking for roller blinds, venetian or fabric, your caravan will have an entirely new look.

Many people opt for blackout blinds in their caravans, specifically in the bedrooms. All light will be kept out and your sleep will be undisturbed, specifically on mornings where getting out of bed is just not an option.

Exterior

Over the years, the exterior of your static caravan can become worn. It can be possible to remove any stains and dirt quite easily, as well as dents and any paint damage, which you should be able to obtain from most DIY stores. Don’t do anything to your caravan’s exterior until you’ve given it a thorough wash- you’ll be amazed at the difference!

If you’re looking for a completely new exterior, you could opt for a caravan wrap. These are vinyl adhesive covers that are applied to the caravan to give it a brand-new look. If you change your mind in the future, the wraps can be easily removed.

Many modern caravans are now decorated so beautifully on both the interior and exterior that there will never be much need for an overhaul. If you’re looking for a brand-new static caravan holiday home, take a look at our current holiday homes available now.

For more information, get in touch with a member of the team via our contact page or by giving us a call on 01278 795006.