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Spruce up your static home – on a budget

Most owners love their static homes. It’s as simple as that.

However, it can sometimes come as a little shock to look around and realise that, well, overall it’s looking a little “tired and jaded” inside. That realisation can sometimes dawn due to a casual remark from a visitor or when you are in another static home and have started to compare it to yours.

If you decide to spruce up your static though, don’t worry – you don’t necessarily need a vast budget to do so. A few basic things can change its ambience entirely.

Don’t forget if you are upgrading, it might be worth checking the value cover levels of your static caravan insurance to ensure that they’re still adequate.

New cushions and upholstery

You don’t need to rush to a designer boutique in order to secure some very good quality and highly attractive slip-on upholstery. The same is true for cushions, both in terms of upholstery and their internals.

Changing your colour scheme and replacing those scrunched-up cushions can make an immediate and major positive impact on your surroundings.

Flooring

Just normal footfall traffic over time can start to make any flooring look as though it needs resuscitation.

The really good news here is that things such as lino floor tiles (and similar) are now really very affordable and they’re typically far better quality than those available just a few years ago. It’s perhaps worth spending a little more than the absolute minimum here in order to get more durable flooring if you can afford to do so but even if you do, the costs are not likely to be prohibitive.

Decorative items

Tastes and fashions in decorative items change over time. True, most of us probably can’t afford to follow fashion to the extent that we change all our decorative possessions every other season but even so, it might be time for a new look.

Whatever your tastes are, modest decorative items are usually available for relatively small amounts of money from retailers and perhaps even less from boot sales etc. They can make a huge difference to how your room looks. Don’t forget, you may be able to sell the old ones to contribute towards the cost of replacement.

Lighting

Modern LED systems are not only highly energy-efficient but today are also often set in mountings in stunningly attractive styles.

Replacing those old lights and suspensions and replacing them with more up-to-date versions will make an immediate positive impact on your décor.

In passing, some of those old annoying features of LED lighting, such as waiting for several minutes after switching on for them to “warm up” and deliver light, are now the stuff of history. The modern ones are superb and it’s worth checking them out.

Bathrooms

It’s possible for shower rooms and bathrooms to also start to suddenly look very dated.

In reality, completely ripping out your existing shower and replacing it with state-of-the-art systems is likely to be expensive.

However, by simply adding in a few extras such as towel racks, dispensers and stylish WC seats, you can transform the look and feel of this area for relatively small sums.

Summary

The realisation that the internals of your static home are looking rather “yesterday” can be painful. However, with a little effort, some ingenuity and not a lot of money, you may be able to do something about that – and relatively quickly.