Though not the most important factor to consider when purchasing a home, the way in which you prefer to spend your long weekends and leave days can help you make a decision when caught between options.
Below are the nice-to-have features each kind of holiday-maker might like to add to their property wish list:
THE OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST
It would be helpful if a property has a large garage or tool shed where you will be able to store your equipment. If you have a caravan, trailer, boat, jet-ski or any other large outdoor item, then you will also need a property with additional parking space or a large garden with direct access to the front of the property for easy access.
THE HOSPITABLE HOMEMAKER
For those who like to host house guests, you will need to consider properties with spacious guest bedrooms and large entertainment areas. If you like to host dinner parties, then be sure that the property has space for a formal dining room set. If you prefer to host outdoor braai’s, then properties with covered outdoor patios would be best suited to you.
THE GYPSY HOMEOWNER
For buyers who are often away for weekends or over the holiday seasons, safety is one of the biggest concerns. Properties located within gated communities or security estates are your best option. Think low maintenance, lock-up-and-go sorts of homes with small garden spaces and plenty of security features.
THE HOME BODY
On the opposite end of the spectrum, those who prefer spending the holidays in their homes should consider how they make use of the various spaces. If you spend most of your time in your lounge, then this ought to be the room you pay most attention to when weighing up your options. Likewise, if you’re an avid baker or cook, then you’ll want to place the emphasis on the kitchen. If you’ve got yourself a bit of a green thumb, then it would be the garden, and so on.