Scores of Australians with a fold-out sofa, spare bedroom, or granny flat have taken to Airbnb.
But with the increase in users, hosts and now Airbnb Plus, comes more competition. Naturally, properties with the best photography and styling top the list for potential guests.
Wesley Sinclair of Highgrove Bathrooms said that the bathroom is considered one of the most important factors in a booking decision. "This tells us that people expect more from their temporary bathrooms, not only cleanliness but also style.
"So if you're looking to be more competitive and potentially increase your per night price (without breaking the bank) then the bathroom is where you should start."
Wesley said a abthroom refresh does not need to be laborious. "You can undertake complete overhaul for less than a thousand dollars by focusing on changes you can make yourself or jobs that would require little work from a plumber."
Taps, showerheads, toilet roll holders, shelving, and even your vanity are easily swapped - opt for a unified look or theme will let your potential Airbnb guest know that you've taken the time to bring your bathroom together. You don't have to undergo a full renovation to assemble a theme for your bathroom. Consider matching shower heads, tapware and any metal elements in the space - opt for a brushed brass or matte black motif to really tie your bathroom together.
Basins and Countertops
Switching out key piece such as the bathroom vanity is a sure-fire way to enhance your bathroom aesthetic. Changing up your basin or even the material of the countertop will drastically change the appearance of your bathroom, without the added price tag of some of the more expensive renovation options, such as repainting, tiling or installing a new shower frame. There are numerous materials to choose from, including granite, quartz, marble or timber - but concrete is our pick for 2019 thanks to its industrial feel and versatility.
Mood lighting is transformative for any space. It's what gives the room a boutique, luxury look, elevating it far beyond a functional room that we wash in. Incorporating mood lighting doesn't have to be a major project, like revamping your ceiling lights or knocking down the wall to install wall light fixtures can be. You can still give your guests a memorable bathroom experience by lodging a luxe LED mirror above your vanity. Good bathroom design always includes consideration for proper lighting at the mirror.