Invest Wisely, Thrive Easily: Your Ultimate Vacation Rental Design Guide

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There are several reason! For one, if you have been thinking about purchasing an Airbnb or already own a vacation home of your own, but have no idea what it would cost to design, remodel or just give the property a spruce, this guide is for you. There are 23 pages that address common questions when thinking about designing a …

Cabin on a lake

Cabin Essentials: Creating a Cozy Retreat Your Guests Will Love

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When I think of a cabin, I think of a warm cozy rustic place, usually by some body of water. Great for fishing, swimming or paddling in a canoe. I also picture it as a very old structure. But new cabins, log homes and A-frames are built every day! So how do you bring that old cabin feeling to a …

Guest-Ready Always: Best Practices for Cleaning Supply Organization

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Organizing cleaning supplies at a short-term rental is essential to maintain a clean and welcoming environment for guests. Here are some effective ways to organize your cleaning supplies: You definitely need a dedicated cleaning closet or cabinet for supplies. Ensure it’s easily accessible to your turnover team, but hidden from guests’ view and/or locked. Next you should categorize and label …

What does an Airbnb cohost do?

Behind the Scenes: Unveiling the Role of a Short-Term Rental Co-Host

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If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that my company co-hosts several short term rentals in West Michigan. But what exactly is a co-host?? We play a supportive role in managing an Airbnb rental property on behalf of the property owner, also known as the host. The cohost’s responsibilities can vary depending on the arrangement made with the …

90's laundry room remodel.

From Dated to Dreamy: A 90’s Laundry Room Transformation

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I just love homes from this era. They are not so old that the electric, plumbing or foundations are outdated or failing. But they are old enough that they need cosmetic updates and possibly some space planning changes. This laundry is an excellent example. The layout was such a waste of space before. The washer and dryer were apartment sized …

Introducing Our New Online Course!

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Have you been thinking about renting your vacation home as a short term rental, but don’t know where to start?  Are you overwhelmed by all of the steps, steps that you don’t even know? Are you afraid of guests breaking or stealing things? You definitely aren’t alone! I know you are feeling overwhelmed and possibly scared. Frustrated because the only …

Whats Sets Your Airbnb Apart From Your Local Competition?

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As Airbnb becomes more popular, you have to set yourself apart.  In my local area of West Michigan, the lakes are the main draw.  A few years ago when we rented our own property it was located across the street from an inland lake, with access a public boat launch nearby and Lake Michigan just a mile or so away.  …

Why Should I Rent My Vacation Home?

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I had an interesting conversation with a colleague the other day. He has a family member with a house on a lake. He purchased it before the housing market exploded, so he got it for an affordable price. However shortly after purchasing, he was transferred out of state for work. He plans to retire in his lake house, but that …

Coastal style bedroom in a Michigan Airbnb

Airbnb Design~ Brand Identity/Part 2; Coastal Style Bedroom

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As I said in my previous post, each room identity morphed into something a little different.  For the Great Lakes bedroom, it changed into things we do on the lake.  Boating, fishing, swimming, etc. So this bedroom has a coastal style which is an obvious choice in a lake house! I didn’t include anything that relates to ocean coastal.  Such …

6 Simple Changes to Update Your Kitchen without Renovation

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This Lake Michigan home was a bit too bright and overwhelming for it’s new homeowners.  We believe it was used as a short term rental, so the fun decor made sense.  But for a vacation home that will be used in all 4 seasons, we needed to take it from tropical coastal to Michigan coastal.  All we did is change …

Dining Room Progress…

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If you follow me on Insta you may have seen my post that says Beauty is in the Progress.  And here is a great example!! What a difference in our dining room!  All I did was paint the windows, trim and walls.  This room faces the south so it already had great light, but now it’s even brighter! I just …

What’s on the other side of the new wall?

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Closing this wall off has also affected the dining area and foyer.  I plan to paint all of the walls white, which are all currently blue.  Its a pretty color but it is very similar to what I had in my last house as well as our airbnb, so I am tired of it. It is also eeevvveeerrryyyywwhhheeerrreee. It’s in …

My home office progress..

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I believe the last time I wrote about my office, we were in the planning stage.  Well it’s  like 8 months later and we are still in the progress phase. Mostly my fault, partly because I didn’t want to “waste the summer” working on it.  Summer’s are so short here in Michigan and so we spent as much time as …

My home office~Before

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The next room I’m looking at is my office.  Which will probably be the first one to be redone because construction wise, its the easiest of my top 5 list.  And the materials we need are considered “essential” for building so we will be able to get them from our local lumber yard. Before our local home improvement stores closed …