How To Design Your Home to Feel Like a Vacation House

have your home feel like a vacation house

Living in the same home for years can be a bit exhausting. After all, you’ll be spending most of your lifetime on the property you bought. Physical withdrawal to your home also causes emotional withdrawal as well. Do not fret, this is normal to all kinds of homeowners. The solution to your home’s alienation is simple, make it feel like a vacation house.

You could be wondering why buying a property is not a solution to the alienation feeling to your home. When push comes to shove, others would just buy a new property and end up in the same alienation feeling as well. Instead of buying an actual vacation house, make your prime residence as a vacation house too.

Are you ready to take your house on a design adventure? In this article, Tokyo Grand Renovation will give some advice on how to upgrade your home to feel like a vacation house.


Mirror similarities throughout the decorative elements of your kitchen. The items don’t have to be identical, but they should mesh together well. Photo courtesy of Unsplash.

Truth be told, the busiest area of a home is the kitchen. In the mornings, we spend an enormous amount of time in the kitchen just to prepare our day. Not to mention during the holidays, the kitchen may seem like a warzone due to the numerous activities you will do in this specific space. However, the kitchen is also the heart of a home.

To feel your kitchen like it is part of a vacation house, you just simply remove the ‘work’ in it. Firstly, create a work triangle. The work triangle was first developed in the 1920s in America to optimize the functionality of the modern kitchen. The triangle aims to reduce movement between the fridge, stovetop, and sink to improve efficiency during meal preparation.

Incorporating natural lighting at your kitchen by using windows. Photo courtesy of Unsplash.

Second is to keep a space of at least 900mm between kitchen components, and 1200mm where the door of an oven, dishwasher, or washing machine needs to open. Even your trying to eliminate work in your ‘vacation house’ it is very important to think of how many people will be working using the space at any given time.

Lastly, clutter is not only unsightly and difficult to keep clean; it’s also a recognized cause of stress. For a stress-free kitchen, it is therefore essential to ensure that you allow enough storage space for everything. Include a kitchen island with concealed storage if the area is big enough. Overhead cabinets can go all the way up the ceiling, so there is no reason to lose out on vertical storage. High cabinets are ideal for storing infrequently-used items.


Japandi is the fusion of Scandinavian and Japanese design and according to experts, it is currently one of the promising trends for interior design.


Consider your bathroom as your ‘me time’ even tho you’re just going to pee. Even tho bathrooms can be limited in space, add a touch of luxury into it. Have your bathroom make you feel like your entering a spa. Besides, one of the main factors of a vacation house is to lessen the stress from your everyday life.

Transform your bathroom into a personal home spa, so that you can come home to a vacation house bathroom environment every day. Photo courtesy of Unsplash.

Pamper yourself by upgrading your shower with a massage showerhead. For those of you who don’t have a large soaking tub, a luxurious shower head that has multiple settings and simple design is a must-have. Whether you prefer a waterfall shower, high pressure, or a handheld showerhead, choosing a unique shower head that suits your style will instantly update your bathroom.

Aromatherapy adds the final touch to your home spa experience by evoking emotions, boosting relaxation, and relieving stress. Essential oils, scented soap, and lotions, along with scented candles are the easiest ways to set the mood when creating a bathroom spa. Consider scents like lavender, jasmine, or vanilla for a calming effect and relaxing atmosphere.


The chance to decorate a vacation house is a rare and exciting opportunity. Photo courtesy of Unsplash.

You shouldn’t sink your entire budget into expensive furniture sets. Instead, feel free to mix and match the items inside your home. Create simple, but eclectic rooms with lots of personalities. In an ideal vacation house, you don’t have to splurge cash on the most expensive things on the market but actually just make use of the items you already have that calms the inside of you.

Instead of displaying all of those souvenirs you got from your trips, why not limit it down to the most influential? This can be a family photo or flower vase that blends with your home’s interior. Don’t fall into the looks-great-feels-uncomfortable trap. A vacation house is your happy place.

Dreaming of having a refreshed, vacation house? Give it a timeless, positive look with Japanese interior design.  

Tokyo Grand Renovation (TGR) is a design and build specialist when it comes to crafting luxury and functionality in one. Inspired by Japanese philosophy and style, TGR’s headquarters is at 9110 La Campana St. cor. Trabajo St., Brgy. Olympia, Makati City, 1207.   

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