Here are just a few ways you can make your Holiday Home a haven for the upcoming Holiday Season.
Decorating and Maintenance of your Holiday Home
Before the peak holiday season kicks in, seize the opportunity to redecorate rooms with a fresh coat of paint. Address wear and tear that may have occurred over winter by taking it one room at a time. Avoid simply touching up spots, as this can often make walls look worse.
External walls may have stains from rain and cold weather, affecting the overall appeal. Clean and redecorate if necessary, ensuring surfaces are properly prepared for a lasting finish.
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Chimney Checks and Post-Winter Maintenance
If your holiday property features a real fire or wood burner, schedule a chimney sweep visit after the colder season. Regular maintenance not only ensures the safety of your guests but also helps in identifying potential issues with the chimney.
Follow HETAS guidance for chimney sweeps twice a year, ideally before and after winter. Include carbon monoxide alarm checks as part of your housekeeper’s routine during changeovers, prioritizing guest safety.
Spruce Up Your Outdoors
Your holiday property’s outdoor space is crucial to attracting guests during peak holiday seasons. As winter transitions into spring, it’s time to focus on the great outdoors. Owners with green fingers will want to revive their gardens, paying attention not only to the lawn and flower beds but also to walkways and paths that may have become slippery.
Ensure outdoor lighting is functional to welcome guests warmly. Check and clean garden furniture, which should have been stored away during winter to prevent damage. Wooden furniture may need treatment, and metal sets might require repainting.
Refresh Soft Furnishings and Consider New Additions
With autumn and winter guests likely spending more time indoors, soft furnishings might have experienced higher wear and tear. Steam cleaning is an effective way to breathe new life into carpets, curtains, cushions, and throws, eradicating stains and odours.
Consider this an opportunity to refresh your property’s ambience, making it more inviting for the upcoming spring and summer guests.
After a busy year, some furnishings may be ready for an update. Consider revamping smaller, affordable items annually, such as throws, rugs, and cushions, to keep your property fresh and appealing.
If contemplating larger additions like a hot tub, be sure to capture new photographs to showcase these features. Adding value with amenities like hot tubs, open fires, or pet-friendly services can significantly increase your property’s rental income.
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