A couple of things will affect the longevity of the furniture - what they are made of and how they are made. Well-chosen furniture will create an aesthetically pleasing environment and provide comfort both for the guests and the cleaners. Multifunction and practical furniture can save up a lot of space in small apartments and reduce the overall cleaning time.
Some of your guests may come from countries where shoes are not worn inside. Wherever we step with these outdoor shoes, will be carried to our homes, and eventually to our carpets, beds, etc. Taking off the shoes inside will significantly increase the quality of the indoor air and reduce any possible allergens. Also, you will save your floors and carpets.
Well-selected materials can increase the overall apartment value a lot. Also, when chosen carefully, they will last longer in time without a need to be replaced, and therefore save you both time and money. The surface materials will affect the cleaning process, safety, comfort, acoustics, etc.
In short-term rentals, things tend to break down easily or go missing. That's why it is smart to prepare for the losses. One of the most efficient ways to do the inventory is to incorporate it into your cleaning routine. Check that nothing is missing, dirty, or broken. Take photos after each cleaning and you will always have stronger proof than just words.
As a short-term rental host, you are most likely familiar with the concept of things breaking down faster than in normal home usage. Planning and building your apartment smart is an enormous time-saver for future faults. Pay special attention to things that need to get replaced from time to time, such as light bulbs, air filters, clock batteries, etc.
This is a quick and easy (far from complete) guide to making your home a little bit more allergy-friendly. Allergies and sensitivities are ever-growing in our modern world, and it is smart to take them into account in your short-term rental business. Even eliminating a few allergens will make your apartment healthier and will ensure a comfortable stay for your guests.
Heat is something that we all experience uniquely, and everyone has their preferences on how warm or cool their living environment should be. Being able to control the indoor temperature and set it for your preference should be every man's right. If guests feel either too hot or too cold in a place, most likely they will never return.
Coziness for many people means warmth - not just a feeling, but physical warmth too. With the right color choices, lights, fabrics, and textures you can create warmth in your rental apartment. Harder edges tend to add stress to the space and may feel uncomfortable to some, so try to opt for rounder shapes in furniture such as mirrors, tables, etc.
A washing machine can be crucial if you plan to host guests for a longer period. When staying for over one week, most of us will run out of clean clothes and need to do the laundry. Nobody wants to do their laundry outside, so ideally you would offer the washing machine inside your apartment or, at least, in the same building with private access for your guest.
In short-term rentals, we should keep the spaces neutral and universally acceptable. If we place controversial pieces of art, there is a high chance that we may upset some people. If your place is meant for families, you should also consider that there may be small children staying in there, and the environment should be suitable for them too.