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With Labor Day and the start of a new school year around the corner, families may be looking for one last summer getaway before the season changes. If you are an owner of a rental summer home, then keeping your home up to date with the latest design trends will keep people renting your property year after year. Whether you’re near the ocean, a lake or a hot spot in the city, these tips can transcend through any property.
When people vacation with friends or family, they don’t want to have the usual struggle for space that they do at home. Keeping the amenities in your rental property feeling luxurious is the key to having people truly enjoy renting your space.
If your house has an open concept, then you are a step ahead in keeping with the latest trends. An open concept floor plan allows for people to do what vacation is intended for, spending time together with their family and friends. Some people may not prefer an open concept floor plan because they may not feel it is private enough. However, a closed concept floor plan can make a property feel smaller than it actually is.
Having a rental property with a lot of bedrooms and bathrooms is ideal for allowing guests to have a lot of their loved ones getaway with them. People like to feel pampered when they are on vacation so bringing a very luxurious feel into those important spaces is significant. The new trends of bathrooms are big and lavish. Making your bathrooms feel like a spa, even if it is a small bathroom, is paramount.
Another new trend is outdoor living space. Instead of seeing a backyard as a space to simply maintain, think of it as an extension of your house and a place to add useful square footage. People love to see outdoor kitchens, living rooms and garden rooms. This adds another space to entertain, say for a Labor Day BBQ, and spend time together.
Lastly, work with what you have when it comes to interior design. Look for inspiration in the area where your property is. There is no need to give a house on the shore a mountain cabin theme. Make your beach house look like a beach house and your place in the city an ultra-modern urban feel.
With these design tips, and any more that you want to share, your summer rental property will be a hit for renters to finish the summer out with.