For the modern guest, whether they are looking for short-term holiday accommodation or a new long-term place of residence, the design and functionality of the bathroom in the rental will play a vital role in the selection process. While the design of each of your rooms will be an important factor as well, the modern traveller and tenant will praise a beautiful, clean bathroom above all else.
That said, there is a need to elevate the aesthetics and functionality of the space to a new level if you are to surpass the competition in your area and provide a true home away from home for your future tenants. Here is how you can bring your rental bathroom to life with ease.
Make it clean, make it organised
First things first, before you can move on to the decorating the bathroom, you need to tend to a few key design steps. Keep in mind that neither short-term nor long-term tenants appreciate a cluttered space, so layering too much stuff in the bathroom is a bad idea. Instead, the space needs to be organised and kept clutter-free at all times. What’s more, you need to put emphasis on cleanliness, as one dirty spot alone can send your potential guests running for the door.
Introduce ample storage
No matter how capacious a room might be, there never seems to be enough storage to accommodate your bathroom essentials. If your rental bathroom is not inherently spacious, then you have the added problem of limited space for storage itself.
Nevertheless, there are some smart solutions you can try. For instance, freestanding storage can make a world of difference in a small bathroom, as it allows you to use the space underneath for additional shelves, cabinets, and baskets. You can also hang vertical storage behind doors and utilize corners for floating shelves as well.
Provide everything the guest might need
The new guest is looking to find their home away from home here, so naturally, they expect to have all the bathroom essentials ready and waiting for them when they arrive. This is your golden opportunity to boost your reviews by introducing certain features the guest will greatly appreciate.
Consider adding everything from your basic amenities, such as a bathtub, a toilet, and a bidet, all the way down to soaps, shampoos, scrubs, bath salts, and more. These complimentary items will not only increase your chances of landing affluent tenants, but they will also boost the aesthetic appeal of the room. Check out these bathroom accessories by Acqua Bathrooms for inspiration.
Boost aesthetics with focal points
Speaking of aesthetics, you want to use focal points and strategic accents to set a theme for the room, capture the observer’s attention, and bring the design to life. Think of creating a focal point with a freestanding bathtub in the middle of the room, accompanied by a landing rug beneath, and a wooden side table holding all of the bathing essentials. Following the same mindset, consider placing a grand mirror over the vanity with ample lighting, add full-length curtains to the windows, and complement the windowsills with beautiful potted greenery.
Combine the look with unparalleled functionality
Of course, as with anything in life, form must follow function, so there is a need for the design to be useful as well as aesthetic. Figuring out your ideal bathroom layout might entail some trial and error, but it will be worth the effort in the long run.
Another crucial element you want to think about is the feeling of spaciousness – the bathroom mustn’t be suffocated with amenities and features. Instead, go for a clean look with plumbing built into the walls, and start by planning for the vanity, bathtub, storage, and the toilet. If the remaining space allows it, you can go ahead and introduce ancillary features such as a bidet or a walk-in shower.
Boosting the comfort of your rental property is no walk in the park, but if there can be one room you should focus on, it should be the bathroom. With these essential considerations in mind, go ahead and bring a functional, aesthetic design to life your guests will be sure to adore.
by Lillian Connors