Have an unloved property you’ve been thinking about fixing up and renting out on Airbnb? As an interior designer and short-term rental pro, I’m here to guide you through the process of transforming your space into a 5-star guest haven. Follow these 10 reno tips and you’ll be raking in profits in no time!
1. Nail the Basics
Guests care most about the basics - if those aren’t up to par, nothing else matters! Deep clean everything, get comfy mattresses and couches, install strong wifi and provide travel-sized toiletries.
2. Curate a Cohesive Aesthetic
Choose a simple, modern style that appeals to a wide variety of travelers. Mid-century modern, Scandinavian and industrial vibes work well. Stick to a neutral color palette and weave in textural elements like wood, brick and rattan for visual interest.
3. Maximize Every Square Foot
Transform wasted nooks and crannies with built-in storage, multifunctional furniture, space-saving layouts and Murphy beds. Nesting coffee tables, end tables and ottomans open up when needed.
4. Embrace Natural Light
Humans crave sunshine! Maximize light with huge windows (see how we did it in a recent airbnb renovation), skylights and mirrors. Install dimmers and layer lamps for a cozy evening ambiance.
5. Obsess Over the Details
Hooks, shelves and bathroom storage are key for accommodating guest belongings. Provide quality towels, bedding, robes and toiletries for a luxury hotel vibe.
6. Optimize for Dreamy Sleep
A comfy mattress with high-end bedding ensures sweet Zzzzs. Room-darkening shades and a white noise machine minimize disturbances.
7. Outfit the Chef’s Kitchen
Guests love being able to cook, so have basic equipment, gadgets, spices and condiments on hand. Leave out only what’s essential to keep it tidy.
8. Create Inviting Hangout Zones
Style a living room with plush seating, entertainment and games for gathering. An outdoor space with a firepit or hammock also entices guests.
9. Smart Tech for Ease
Smart locks, thermostats and lighting allow self-check-in anytime and let guests control amenities from their phones.
10. Show Off with Photos
Stage and shoot photos highlighting your most photogenic spaces and amenities. Let guests imagine themselves relaxing in your oasis!
With this blueprint, you’re ready to tackle your property’s transformation! Feel free to reach out if you need any personalized design advice - I’m happy to help you make your Airbnb dreams come true. Just don’t forget to send pics of the final product my way! Have an unloved property you’ve been thinking about fixing up and renting out on Airbnb? As an interior designer and short-term rental pro, I’m here to guide you through the process of transforming your space into a 5-star guest haven. Follow these 10 reno tips and you’ll be raking in profits in no time!