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Should I Restore or Replace an Old Static Caravan?

Static caravans can be an expensive investment, so as time passes and newer models become increasingly tempting, you may be wondering whether you should take the time to restore your old static caravan or simply replace it.

Restoring your static caravan is a great way to increase its value and give it a new, modern and personal touch. Caravans that have been treated with the right care and attention will keep in good shape for many years to come, making renovations extremely easy.

Replacing your caravan should only be an option if it is beyond saving or if you want to sell it on to another home. However, restoring your caravan before you sell could maximise your returns. If you decide to sell, it’s important to ensure your caravan is as close to its original specification and condition as possible. The only exception should be added double glazed windows and central heating for cold winters, though most static caravans will have these included. Personal changes to internal décor and furnishings may not suit all tastes, so sticking with original insides will mean the buyer has the chance to change it themselves if they wish.

If you’re renovating for personal reasons, take some inspiration from online restoration websites. You can brighten smaller static caravan spaces with neutral tones. We’d advise painting any walls and cupboards in lighter shades like white and grey to help instantly brighten the room. These colours also add a modern feel to a caravan- perfect for making your old static caravan feeling brand new!

If you have older stoves and fridges, they may not be energy efficient. Replacing these could help to save energy, costs and make your kitchen look more modern. Whether you’re replacing for yourself or to sell, brand new appliances will ensure you’re covered for many more years to come. Take a good look at the cupboards and appliances in your kitchen that don’t get used often- you could create a lot more space and a caravan that appears bigger if you get them removed.

Another tip is to look at the cushions and covers on soft furnishings, which can easily give away the age of a caravan! Buying new, simple fabric can give your caravan a new lease of life, creating a more open and modern look.

Updating a static caravan from top to bottom can be an investment in itself, especially if you want a complete overhaul and are planning to repaint, lay new floors, and look at ceilings, walls and more. Though with a look at the most important selling features, your caravans selling price will soar helping you to make more money or enjoy your caravan for the long haul.

Here at Retreat, we have some fantastic current caravans and lodges for sale. If you’re interested, or you’d like to enquire about a pitch at Retreat Caravan park, you can get in touch today by visiting our contact page or calling us on 01278 795006.

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