Airbnb offers homeowners an easy way of making a passive income, but it is more complicated than it sounds. For you to taste success with Airbnb, you need to maximize the satisfaction of your guest, and to do that, you need to do everything as expected as well as the unexpected.
In this post, I am going to show you how you can upgrade your Airbnb and enjoy success by striking the right balance between the interior arrangement and a little bit thinking outside the box.
So let’s get started.
Focus on the B’s on Airbnb
For many people, renting their rooms or homes through Airbnb is all about listing and receiving guests and cash, they forget the significance of the two B’s on the name. If you want to be successful with your Airbnb, the first places you need to focus your attention are bed and breakfast.
Bed and breakfast mean providing your guests with comfortable beds to sleep on and offering breakfast the next morning.
Let’s start with the first B, the bed.
Choosing a mattress for your Airbnb is usually challenging because you need to find that will accommodate different types of sleepers. And this is where most people fail.
It would help if you had a mattress that is going to be incredibly comfortable for all types of people. This means you should get a bed that is in the middle when it comes to firmness but tilting towards firmer.
Getting a medium-firm bed is a good option since it will be capable of catering to a wide range of body weights.
Whether you serve breakfast or not depends on the kind of experience, you want to offer as a host. So what should you serve for breakfast?
What you should serve for breakfast depends on where you come from. But in most cases, a typical Western Continental style will do just fine. However, if this is not typical for your location, you may as well ask your guest.
Regardless of what you choose to offer to your guest, don’t go overboard. But make sure the food you offer is fresh and professionally prepared.
If your rental is separate from your home and has a kitchen, it may help to spruce it up a little bit with some inexpensive facelift. You can add fresh paint in the interiors and even invest in some new, modern kitchen appliances.
Use an interior decorator
Before you dismiss this point as too expensive for you, consider this, interior décor professionals tend to work budgets of all kinds. Since they have loads of experience, they may be able to see ways to improve your Airbnb space quickly.
According to a specific report, demand for interior design services is surging in several Airbnb hotspots as hosts strive for the booking windfalls.
But if you decide to work with professional interior design, make sure you take some professional photos for listing.
Laundry services are key
Another valuable service you can offer to upgrade your Airbnb is laundry and dry cleaning. No backpacker wants to travel around in dirty and wrinkled clothing. Every traveller tends to need at least to steam a shirt.
You can provide your guests with a list of laundromats in your neighbourhood or if you can, stock the closet with cloth steamer or iron boxes.
If most of your guests only stay for two to three nights, then you may not have to add laundry facilities. However, if your booking typically stays beyond three nights, not having laundry facilities may cost you many bookings.
Try keyless entry
I am not talking about transforming your Airbnb into a smart home that will cost you a fortune. Keyless entry is a much less expensive upgrade and will surely delight your travelling guests.
Many guests prefer keyless entry systems because it eliminates the worries of losing keys. It is also cost-effective as it eradicates the need to replace the keys in case you lose them.
Check the fixtures
Another simple and less expensive upgrade you can do to your Airbnb space is fixing the accessories. Please get rid of the outdated lighting and replace them with modern ones. Also, if your space is located in warm areas, it may be a great idea to add ceiling fans.
In the case of cold areas, you can add more lamps to enhance the warmth and cosiness of the room. With their pocket-friendly prices, such upgrades can go a long way to bring success to your Airbnb.