Find out how to easily freshen your Airbnb up for visitors so that you’re ready to get incredible visitor reviews in the coming months.
If you have an Airbnb that has been out of action for a while, you may well be now thinking about freshening it up ready for rental. To help you get your accommodation visitor ready with ease, follow these 6 steps:
1. Clear It Out
If you have been using your Airbnb as a storage space out of season, it is probably full of items that your guests definitely don’t want there when they arrive. There might also be extra pieces of furniture that don’t work in the space, as well as broken or tired pieces that need replacing. Pop everything into cheap self storage for now, then sort it out later. Cheap self storage is the perfect extra storage space to use for situations like this, where you need some extra time before you can get around to sorting out clutter.
2. Do Repairs
Now your space is clear, you can check what you are working with. Are there any loose bathroom tiles? Are there any leaks that have occurred over winter? Now is the time to get those basic repairs complete so you have a solid foundation to work from.
Decorating your Airbnb could simply be a case of freshening up what is already there. A new lick of paint, a polish of the floor – quick and easy. It may be that you’re going down a new route of decoration. Some bright colours perhaps? How about a gorgeous feature wall? There’s nothing wrong with redecorating the space to attract more visitors. Just make sure it has the timelessness to last until you can decorate again.
Furnishing an Airbnb is tricky because the furniture has to look great whilst also being built to last. The best thing to do is focus on the functionality of a room first, and then work on how it looks. For example; the kitchen needs a dining table so you choose a table that fits the space well, and seats six, to suit the capacity of the property. You then make it a light wood, cottage style table to suit the rest of the kitchen. As long as you furnish with practicality in mind before style, you won’t go wrong.
The detail of an Airbnb comes down to the areas where your guests see that you stand out from the crowd. They are the Instagrammable planty corner with the swing seat. They are the super soft bed sheets. They are the beautiful retro kitchen accessories that make the whole room pop. The best news is these details are so easy to replace without much cost at all. So if you are literally just freshening the place up without painting or repairing, this is the area to focus on.
6. Finishing Touches
The finishing touches of an Airbnb are where you add just a few little extras to make your guests feel special. Here are some examples:
- Fresh flowers
- A handwritten welcome note
- Fresh milk and bread
- A little welcome cake or chocolate bar
They are tiny details but they are the finishing touches that get noticed, and mentioned in those all important reviews.
“Staying at Airbnb listings gives me the opportunity to truly understand and experience the local culture of the countries I visit.” – Joe Gebbia
The steps above can help you get your Airbnb ready for the rental season. With a little effort, and some creativity, you’ll have amazing reviews from guests pouring in.