Vacation rentals on Airbnb are the go-to option for many travellers in 2019. Airbnb listings offer guests a home-like experience that many travellers crave.
If you’re someone who is looking to lease your home out on Airbnb, it is essential that you pay attention to details and try to create the perfect retreat for your guests to enjoy. Today, we’ve put together some essentials when it comes to styling your Airbnb property for maximum returns.
Follow these five expert tips to elevate your guest experience and create an in-demand rental that leaves your guests happy, satisfied and yearning to return. Read on to find out more!
1. Think Personality, Not Personal
According to property management company Quickstay, one of the key things to focus on when styling your Airbnb rental is personality. Personality should never be confused for personal – so keep your home looking fun, fresh and interesting without the addition of too many of your items.
Too many personal photos of your family or pets may make your guests feel uncomfortable, so try to communicate personality with the addition of non-personal decors, such as flowers, artwork and books. Choose one or two eye-catching pieces as the main focus and other small accessories to compliment the overall look you are going for. Some of the most successful Airbnb listings offer quirky touches such as record players, artist prints on the wall and antique lights that add a touch of character to space.
2. Invest In Quality Basics
Your Airbnb property is going to be used for the main purpose of sleeping, showering and lounging. This is why it is so important that you invest in quality basics such as a great mattress, sturdy bed frame, comfortable couch, and so on. A great way to maximise your returns is to offer more bed space so that your home can accommodate more guests at one time, thus increasing your revenue.
While we are in no way suggesting that you cram a room with multiple bunk beds (always check with your local laws and legislations as to how many people you are legally allowed to host in your home), there are many ingenious ways of adding more bed space without overkill. Great options would be pull-out couches and sofa beds which add more sleeping space without overcrowding your unit.
3. Provide Multiple Entertainment Options
Most guests now expect WiFi as a standard basis for all Airbnb rentals, but why not go the extra mile? Aside from providing lightning speed wifi, many successful Airbnb hosts often offer extra features such as Smart TVs, Netflix, Spotify, Stan and cable TV to keep guests entertained at all times.
Not only will you guarantee some rave reviews, but you’ll be adding a touch of cosiness that will appeal to guests who are looking for a home away from home. Other entertainment options you could look into include BlueTooth speakers and a digital antenna to satisfy every guest’s craving for entertainment.
4. Deck The Kitchen Out
While most Airbnb guests probably won’t be cooking up a three-course meal, it never hurts to deck your kitchen out and offer guests the option to cook their meals at home. A kitchen filled with appliances such as an oven, a dishwasher, a microwave and kettle is a must-have, along with other kitchen essentials such as mugs, plates, cutlery and glassware.
The minimum requirements for the ‘bed and breakfast’ is the kitchen essentials such as salt, pepper, coffee, tea, condiments and spreads for toast such as jams, peanut butter and remember to include marmite or vegemite for those British and Australian travellers. Your listing and ranking on Airbnb will be measured on meeting the basics for a ‘BnB’.
5. Ensure Your Property Is Well Maintained
Last but not least, focus on keeping your property well maintained. No matter how much thought and consideration you put into your decor, chances are guests will frown upon a property that has dirty carpets, leaky taps or doors that don’t shut right. Enlist the help of a handyman to assist you in sorting out all the issues that may exist in your property before getting it ready to be listed on Airbnb. We guarantee you that your guests will appreciate the attention to detail and leave your property as satisfied as they can be!
We hope that this article has given you some ideas as to how you can style your Airbnb property for maximum returns. With a little attention to detail and ingenuity, you’ll be on your way to having a booked out listing in no time!
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