by Pass The Keys | Host Tips | 2 Feb 2018
In the modern world, an increasing number of travellers, tourists and business adventurers are searching for accommodation outside the old, preconceived norms. Hotels have become obsolete, welcome to the era of private accommodation. Spearheading the innovative process since 2008, Airbnb has become the single most popular and largest hub for people looking to lease their homes for short- and mid-term lodging.
With the growth of the company, the property owners have grown as well, with leasing your home becoming a lucrative business opportunity. However, the marketplace is rich with healthy competition, and landlords are doing everything in their power to increase the value of their properties and attract regular tenants. Here is how you can give your Airbnb rental property a luxurious vibe and increase your revenue.
It all begins as you open the door and take a first look inside. People will instantly create an inner feeling about the place, and it can be negative, or it can absolutely blow them away. Therefore, the entrance to the home and the foyer need to speak luxury and elegance before the new tenants have even had the chance to venture further inside.
There is no need to spend big money on costly renovations though, you can bring in a dash of luxury by simply introducing a chandelier, or beautiful coned lights leading into the rest of the apartment. Make sure the foyer is complemented with an elegant armoire, a chaise lounge, a grand mirror and a side table boasting a vase with a fresh, colourful bouquet.
The living room is the place your guests will be spending most of their time when they are not exploring the city. So naturally, you want to make it as cosy, warm, and inviting. But beyond that, your guests need to feel pampered and as if they were staying at Ritz itself.
In the living room, a crystal chandelier overlooking a grand sofa is a must, with the furniture emanating a sense of class and elegance. Quality should be your guiding star, so opt for leather furniture in complementing hues, enriched with satin or silk throws. Depending on the theme of the room, you can even introduce luxurious rugs or even sheepskin to give a contrasting effect that will accentuate the rest of the decor.
When looking for a place to stay, people will pay special attention to the size, design, and cleanliness of the bathroom. The bathroom in your rental can make or break your career, so you want to make sure this room is the most luxurious area in the entire apartment.
Start by making sure the place is spotless, and move on to introducing natural elements such as wooden cabinets and dark wood window treatments, complemented with luxurious amenities such as a white marble vanity and an elegant freestanding bath for those long pampering sessions after a long day. To complete the design, be sure to add greenery to the room and decorate the windowsills with fresh flowers.
The bedroom is a place of peace, intimacy, and positivity. Your guests need to feel invited to sleep in an unfamiliar bed, and this is not easy to achieve if the room is not imbued with quality and timeless charm. Not only does the bed have to be the grand focal point in the room, but it also needs to be complemented with warm lighting and quality bed sheets as well.
In the modern world, luxury also comes in the form of technology. By introducing smart appliances and gadgets into your rental property, you will be able to increase its value substantially. Think about smart intercoms and doorbells, smart garage doors, security systems, and thermostats. These changes will not only lower your bills because of their resource-saving features, but they will also make your visitors feel more safe and relaxed while portraying an image of true luxury.
Renting an Airbnb property can be a lucrative business move, however, you need to do it right in order to carve your way through the competition to reach long-term success. Be sure to use these essential tips and you will have no problem bringing a luxurious vibe to your Airbnb rental and paving the road to a prosperous future.
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