Whether you’re a snowbird who’s excited to head south for the winter, or you simply love a vacation spot and want to keep a place there year-round, a second home can be an unparalleled luxury.
In our industry, we constantly work with second home owners, helping them with bathroom remodeling in Miami and the rest of South Florida. Today, we’d like to explain some of the ways that having two homes can influence the design process.
Distinguishing Between Both Homes
If you own two different homes, there’s a good chance you’re not looking to duplicate the same layout and décor.
People often buy their new home with a sense of adventure, wanting something as different as possible from their primary home. It is therefore important to find designs that differentiate your second home. There are all kinds of factors that can inspire your new design, including:
- The Environment – Given the rising trend of biophilic design, it makes sense that homes are more and more often reflecting the environment they are built in.
- Local Design – The cosmopolitan nature of South Florida means we experience a unique range of styles. It’s not uncommon to see Spanish architecture, Mediterranean architecture, and ranch-style houses, all within relative proximity to one another.
- A Sense of Adventure – Is there any architectural element you’ve always wanted to play with? Whether you’d love a spiral staircase, or you’ve always wanted a kitchen island, a second home is a great place to fulfill those dreams.
Why Porcelain Is Ideal for People Who Own Multiple Homes
While it comes with many advantages, owning multiple homes can also multiply the amount of work that needs to be done on a property. You have to make sure everything’s properly cleaned, that it’s replaced when it gets old, and so on.
Problems can also worsen without you noticing them. If you spend six or more months away from a property, it’s all too easy for something like a spill or leak to go unnoticed. If that happens with an absorbent flooring material like carpet, it will stain and begin to grow mold very quickly.
This is why it’s a good idea to use a sturdy, durable flooring material. While it has many advantages we’ve been proud to tout on this blog, porcelain’s durability is often one of the qualities that makes it most sought-out among homeowners.
It has a less than .5% water absorption rate, as well as being mold resistant. You still want to clean up spills as soon as you notice them, and it can be worthwhile to have someone check your place several times while you’re gone. Still, porcelain gives you much more room to maneuver than flimsier flooring materials.
Plus, it can last for decades, which means you won’t have to worry about replacing it the way you would with some other flooring materials.
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