Whether you think you could do better with your occupancy rates, or would like to be able to charge more for your rental property in future, now’s the time to plan ahead. Holiday home owners often over-estimate the revenue they will get and under-estimate the amount of work they have to do in order generate the bookings. In our experience, a higher and individual standard of furnishing will enable you to set a higher rental price and could potentially give you a higher occupancy rate throughout the year, with more repeat bookings. It’s a competitive market, so you have to stand out against the others!
- Exceed expectations with your decor and furnishings.
Your holiday let is not a place to offload your old sofa. Your property, irrespective of the holiday theme, should have a consistent style and image, with stand out features, stylish interior design and flawless décor.
- Opt for neutral furnishings with colourful accessories to maximise your appeal.
Don’t just stick to white walls, it’s as bad as 80’s magnolia. Be brave, make it feel like a home, not a typical run of the mill show flat. If in doubt use grey! Greys aren’t just a passing phase, they’re the go-to neutral. It’s not easy it can often make or break a space, so get a designer that’s experienced in layering to help. Grey is so versatile that it can work for any style, anywhere.
- Buy quality furniture that will be hard wearing.
Bear in mind items will need replacing regularly due to wear-and-tear. Don’t buy state of the art technical items that are expensive to replace, mid-range is best and don’t economise on the basics: good-quality sheets, comfy beds, fluffy towels, powerful showers, a sturdy dishwasher and washing machine and a kitchen stocking everything a chef would need are all essential.
- Don’t lock away all your personal items in your holiday home.
Retain those special personal touches which reflect your individuality and personality – guests will appreciate them! It is no longer acceptable to offload old furniture and mismatched plates that look as if they were sourced from a variety of long lost relatives.
- Don’t shy away from the unusual or quirky – embrace it!
In the high end holiday let market, it’s all about attention to detail. Get a designer to arrange artwork displayed on the walls and pile up books in the study. If you are charging high end rental then don’t mistrust your quests; treat them with respect and give them everything.
Most of all enlist the help of a professional who can offer solid advice and knows how to do this. Pay the fees and then relax and enjoy the increase in revenue and further bookings.Read more about our Refurbishments Service or Give us a call to get started.