At some point, you have seen your friends online staying in some posh vacation rental that you will surely want to visit the place yourself. Or you might have stayed at some quaint and beautiful home during one of your travels. Most likely they found these properties on Airbnb.
Airbnb has changed how vacation accommodations work. The brand does not just offer rental spaces but also experiences for travelers. With this, more and more property owners list their spaces on this platform. It has a wealth of pretty homes, rooms, and rentals, and somehow, you might have been inspired to get a granny flat kit and turn it into a memorable retreat. If you are sure with this plan, here are some of the things you need to keep in mind:
Pick a theme.
If you have noticed, many properties in Airbnb follow a theme. It’s not unusual to find a Hello Kitty-themed home or a Scandinavian-inspired space. This is something that you should consider, knowing that travelers have their preferences when it comes to aesthetics. You do not have to go wild and loud to make a point; you have to make sure that your design plan follows a specific aesthetic direction. But you don’t always have to force yourself. If you want to stay on the safe side, use neutral shades.
Keep things clean and organised.
Your goal is to get good reviews from your guests. One thing you need to keep in mind is that guests can be frank and brutally honest with their reviews; you do not want to give them an opening. So make sure that your home is clean and organised. Make sure that you have shelves for everything. Ditch that old stained carpets, as they will also break the design you are trying to achieve. Do not just keep your home tidy, but make sure that it also smells clean and fresh.
Find toiletries suppliers.
Because you will be expecting guests regularly, you have to see to it that you will never run out of toiletries. While you can grab some from the local market, it would be wise to find a supplier that provides items for hotels and retreats. Consider the needs and possible requirements of your guests, meaning always go for something gentle and will not irritate the hair and skin.
Do not go overboard with brand new items.
Your first instinct would be to buy new things to fill your Airbnb space. However, you do not have to spend all your budget on new items. You can always find second-hand items that are still in good condition, and not everything needs to be brand new. This easily works for eclectic or shabby chic aesthetics, which usually require vintage or retro objects.
Wait for your first guests!
Before you expect your first guests, make sure that your space looks good on Airbnb, meaning take good pictures! And when someone finally decided to rent your space, remember this very important rule: be nice!