So you have finally understood the importance of having an amazing source of passive income & joined BeMiGuest as a host. Great! Now you have to start thinking like a host as well.
First things first, if you wish to make a massive chunk of money with your property, you have to start with making the property attractive and nice and tidy. Since you’re a host now, you have to ponder a little extra when considering your home improvement projects. This is simply because investing your time and money into your property, the house mainly increases its value. And at the same time, it helps you serve your guests better and in most of the cases, it boosts the rating as well.
So do you have anything in your mind about how you’re gonna make your place look and feel better? If not, do not worry because we got your back!
Here are some amazing tips and tricks which you can incorporate in your home improvement plan:
- Get personalized
Home improvement is not always about knocking all the down walls and tearing up your floors. Start with baby steps like taking up small projects for painting, reupholstery, or basic improvements such as decor changes, etc. the essence of BeMiGuest is, guests, come here looking for something unique and at the same time, something home-like. So don’t be afraid to add your personal touch. Minor things like showcasing objects like your previous voyages, books that you love and paintings on your favorite walls can make any house look like home!
It can be difficult to add some personal touch to a room, (questions like ‘What is my personality?’ or ‘Am I excited enough?’ may pop up in your head) so don’t overthink it. Go forward with what you like and add various elements from your life your jobs, interests, family history, or anything at all.
- Be your own guest
Experiencing your own space as a guest will help you understand their point of view & you’ll be able to identify useful areas for improvement. Sleep in beds that you’ve prepared for your guests, take a shower and try the towels from the bathroom. If a room is solely devoted to visitors, try to cook a meal in the kitchen to ensure that everything works and you have all the right and required tools. Using your room for a trial run and having a friend or family member do it for you may assist you to find possible solutions that you might not see as a host otherwise.
Feedback from guests is also a great source of information to be considered. This is because most of your guests must’ve stayed in a lot of other listings as well and they can provide you with some really useful feedback which you can consider while repairing and making investments, in your property.
Things you can keep in your place to make your space guest-ready;
- Extra blankets
- Extra pillows
- Extra towels
- A baby crib
- Toilet paper
- Soft facial tissue
- Air mattress
- Alarm clock
- Toaster/toaster oven
- Paper towels
- Shampoo/conditioner and liquid soap
- Disposable razors
- Shaving cream
- Salt / sugar / oil
- Coffee maker / coffee / tea / creamer / sugar
- Good knife and cutting board
- Pots / pans / cooking utensils
- Cleaning products and air freshener
- Broom / Vacuum
Or you can ask yourself the following questions:
- Are the items in the property conveniently placed? For example, are the towel racks placed at a reachable distance from the shower? Or are the plugs easily found?
- Or are the basic necessity items are easily accessible like the charging ports or the power outlets?
- Or the standard features of the house easily usable? Like the lock on the doors or windows are functional.
- Leverage hosting for home-improvement
For some hosts, a major motivator for initiating planning changes can be the future income associated with the changes. You might be daydreaming of constructing a backyard gazebo but can’t justify the effort yet? Or perhaps you know that you need to upgrade your plumbing system, but first, you want to save money for that. BeMiGuest hosting could help finance your next effort to upgrade your home.
Any task you take on should improve the way you think about your own home, apart from practical cost and time considerations. It’s probably worth it if it helps your dreams come true. Do not forget to take photos and update your page if you are embarking on a home improvement project!