Vacation Rental Potential Episode 10 | Vacations by design

Vacation Rental Potential Episode 10 | Vacations by design


When renting your period home, you want
to maintain its charm and original character without sacrificing modern
conveniences and comfort that guests will appreciate. People enjoy an experience of history, not feeling like they’re staying in a museum piece. Most period homes are designed with grand foyers. This is an important area; it’s your guests first impression. The key is to marry form and function. Good lighting is a must. A chandeliers in keeping with the period, but make sure it’s got the wattage required. A beautiful mirror is not only practical, but enhances character and makes the foyer feel bigger. This space needs to be clutter free and
inviting, so storage is important. A console table, hooks, storage baskets can provide a convenient place for your guests things, while also keeping the area tidy. Most period homes have staircases that really feel like they’re from another time and
place. Give guests something unexpected by
making a solid, elegant staircase a real conversation piece. Make sure that the stairs are in great condition first. Sand, paint and then add a whimsical touch with contrasting paint colors or chalkboard paint on the risers. What fun for guests to arrive to a welcome message you’ve left for them. Wallpaper was a traditional feature in historic homes. It’s also a smart design trick to mask less-than-perfect walls. But you don’t have to go wallpaper wild
and do the entire room. You can choose one wall to wallpaper or create a simple but special treatment. Look for modern geometric prints or one with texture and sheen, or a pattern that’s got a bit of whimsy. That’s often enough to create energy and a focal point for the rooms design story. One of the most distinctive features of any historical home are the windows, and you can highlight unique windows while creating comfortable and beautiful spaces for
your guests with drapes. Adding thermal draperies in a period
property will enhance climate control beautifully, helping to keep your guests comfortable. By putting some thought in time into simple and affordable ideas like these, you’ll create an oasis for guests to relax and enjoy, feeling like
they’ve stepped back in time with all the comforts and conveniences of home

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