The vacation rental market is highly competitive in coastal communities and if your home isn’t comparable then it can be quickly overlooked or only rented as a last resort.This doesn’t bode well for repeat guests and leaves you open to lower rents and higher vacancies – especially in the slower winter months.
Paint can set the theme of your home by creating a mood and unifying the décor.
On the flip side, paint can also make it look dated, cheap and even dizzying if you choose the wrong color – so take some guidance from the experts.
But updating your home doesn’t have to be overwhelming or expensive.
Of course, it can be if you’re going the full gut and remodel route, but we’re talking about updates to the home’s aesthetics – the things that make it look great in pictures and make your guests feel comfortable and “at home”.
Many property owners think they need to make wholesale upgrades in order to maximize rent.
Major updates are nice, but they can be costly, time consuming and not give you the return you were hoping for.Instead of covering the entire area, try updating only a few rooms.A freshening up of the hall, bathroom or kitchen can really make a big difference.Here is an excellent example of how to create a great beach house bedroom from the House of Turquoise blog: Of course, we’re just scratching the surface here and we look forward to sharing more tips with your next month.If you have some great before and after photos of updates that you’ve done, we’d love to share them! The idea is simply to create a place of comfort and relaxation for your guests.