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From Welcome Mat to Window Treatments: Get Your Home Airbnb Ready

07th March 2017

Are you up to speed with the buzz around Airbnb? This worldwide accommodation service made its way to our sunny shores in 2015, after launching in 2008 in San Francisco, California. Offering an online platform where people can rent out their homes to travellers, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. Hosts benefit from the extra income and the chance to meet guests from all over the world.

If you are ready to take the plunge and list your apartment or house, you may want to spruce up the space to make it a more attractive destination.

This make-over needn’t cost an arm and a leg. Get your dwelling Airbnb ready with quick, budget-savvy fixes like tossing out old curtains and replacing them with shutters or blinds, or painting walls in current, on-trend colours.


Va Va Voom Venetian Blinds 

From drab to fab! With great light and noise control, venetian blinds are pocket friendly and aesthetically pleasing. Plus, they give guests more control when it comes to having a bit more privacy when needed.

Cleaning venetian blinds is easy. If you opt for wooden venetian ones, they only need a simple wipe with a slightly damp cloth. Others can be dusted or even vacuum cleaned.



Fix, clean and update

The last thing you, as an Airbnb host, want is a review telling potential visitors how ramshackle your space is. Ensure that any fault, even if it is just a wonky cabinet door, is fixed and that all rooms are properly cleaned and decluttered.

Now comes the next step: giving your space a fresh-faced appearance with a décor update. Take a look at the latest SA décor and design trends for items that can fit your budget but still be bang on trend. Pendant shaped lamp shades (a current hot trend) and velvet pillows are great examples. Using mirrors as art is both functional and cost saving. Remember: Less is more!



Safe and secure

Fixed security is top of mind for many avid adventurers. Giving them peace of mind that your abode is safe will up your chances of scoring a booking. Veranda shutters are a great security solution and create additional privacy.


Don’t forget the basics

Remember to place yourself in your potential callers’ shoes. What are some of the basic requirements that you would expect? Ensure that there are fresh towels and linen, extra blankets, as well as everyday conveniences such as internet connectivity, a kettle, iron, microwave and cleaning supplies, to name a few.


Take every care that your home, apartment or room you are renting out is pure Airbnb bliss. By doing so, you are ready to roll out that welcome mat for guests who might just become frequent visitors.



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