Owning your own vacation home is a dream which so many people have. A vacation home gives you the perfect place to escape from your busy life and spend some quality time with your friends and family. Making sure that you have everything you need already set up will mean that when you arrive, you can get straight down to some serious relaxing. You may only visit your vacation home a few times a year, but there are still some necessary appliances that will make your stay as comfortable as possible.
To help everyone prepare for their much-earned break, here are the top six must-have house appliances for your vacation home and why you need them.
1. An Oven
One of the biggest perks of owning your own vacation home is that you don’t need to eat out for every meal while you are away. This can be tiring and expensive so having all the normal kitchen appliances is very important. Many vacation homes only have the basic necessities but it is well worth installing a full-sized oven so that you can cook all your family’s favorite foods during your stay. If you have a minimalist vacation home in the mountains or forest where there is no electricity mains, you can buy a home generator and run an electric portable oven whenever you stay there.
2. A Steamer
Bed bugs can be a big problem in vacation homes because they are usually empty and so an infestation can easily establish while you are staying in your regular home. There is nothing worse than looking forward to your first night away only to wake up covered in itchy bites. There are various methods for getting rid of bed bugs, but steamers are the most effective. They can disinfect your bed sheets, upholstery, carpets, and any other surfaces which are home to bed bugs, dust mites, and other unpleasant critters. Look for a steamer that uses a chemical-free solution so that there is no problem with pesticides inside your home.
3. A Microwave
As well as an oven, a microwave is a very useful appliance for a vacation home because you may want to heat up a quick snack or last night’s leftovers you can get out and about and make the most of your time away. They are also perfect for making popcorn for cozy nights with your family watching a movie.
4. An HVAC System
Most people like to escape somewhere warm for their vacations, so an HVAC system is vital for staying cool and comfortable during your trip. This will enable you to regulate the temperature and humidity in your home, so the environment is always perfect. Furthermore, HVAC systems are very useful in removing pollutants and allergens from the air. This is often necessary for vacation homes because they are not cleaned as often as our normal homes. Dust, pollen, pet dander, and other irritants can play havoc with our respiratory systems and can trigger allergic reactions in you and your family. Nobody wants to spend their vacation feeling unwell so make sure you have a top-of-the-line HVAC system and that you check and change the filters regularly.
5. A Portable Heater
If you and your family prefer a winter vacation then you may have a home up in the mountains for skiing or other activities. It can get very chilly, especially at night, so portable heaters are a must-have for keeping your cabin warm. Log fires are perfect for curling up with your loved ones, but it isn’t practical to have one in every bedroom. A plug-in convection heater will keep everyone warm through the night without having to worry about the fire going out. They are safe and economical and can be set on a timer to come on an hour before you get back from a skiing trip so that your home is toasty on your return.
6. A Washing Machine and Dryer
Unless you have a whole other wardrobe in your vacation home, you will need to bring all your clothes with you for your trip. If you are planning to stay for a few weeks, you may not want to pack a change of clothes for every day you are there, so a washing machine can be very useful. Nobody wants to waste time on vacation hanging out the laundry to dry, so a washing machine with a built-in dryer is always a great appliance for every vacation home.
There are so many fantastic benefits to owning your own vacation home. Making sure you have everything you need to make yourself and your family comfortable on your trip will enable you to make the most of your time away. Invest in these six useful home appliances, and you will be all set to make some wonderful memories.