In a dream scenario, stocking your vacation home would be a one-and-done investment. Rugs would remain stain free. Kitchen appliances would never rust or break down. Paint would always look fresh and unchipped. If only.
While you can do a lot to maintain your vacation home all year long, don’t forget all the furniture and amenities that you’ve placed inside. Everything has a lifespan. Don’t let guests be the first to notice when things are broken, fading, or on their last days. Knowing when to replace items in your short-term rental can help you boost your guest reviews, increase guest retention, and stand out from your competition.
(Ahem. When you work with Vacasa for full-service vacation home management, your local home care team will regularly inspect your property. We know what to look for, understand what needs repairing versus what needs to be replaced, and how to make it all seamlessly happen.)
So, grab your calendars. Let’s start planning room-by-room when to replace your home’s furniture and amenities.
Bedrooms are meant to be relaxing sanctuaries. However, they’re anything but when mattresses get lumpy, pillows flatten, and sheets start to pill and itch. These timelines should give you a good idea when to swap things out.
The living room is a natural gathering place and the scene for countless activities, like TV watching, game playing, nap taking, book reading, working, and more. After furnishing your property, take note of each piece’s life expectancy so you won’t get complaints about scratches, stains, and holes on your furniture.
Don’t let a broken coffee maker, scratched up pans, or a leaky dishwasher ruin your streak of positive reviews. Stay up to date with all your kitchen essentials with these replacement dates. As with many purchases, higher equality items have longer life expectancies.
Besides the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the most highly frequented rooms in your vacation rental property. Make sure everything is up to your guests’ standards by replacing items once they start taking away from a luxurious, pampered experience.
Being able to clean clothes is a top reason why travelers choose vacation rentals over hotel rooms. So imagine the frustration when guests discover your equipment is 15 years old, rattles and clangs loudly, or refuses to dry even small loads of clothes. Avoid the bad reviews by replacing your equipment before any real problems.
Stained, ratty carpets or scuffed walls can make any home seem unclean and dilapidated—even those with modern and clean interior design. Follow these guidelines to know when it’s time to update or change these items out.
At Vacasa, our local teams conduct regular property inspections to keep your vacation rental in tip top condition. For instance, after every stay our housekeeping teams confirm that appliances are working, check Wifi speeds, and even refill propane tanks for outdoor barbecue grills.
Does your vacation home needs basic repairs? Our team could handle that for you.
For larger maintenance issues, we’ll line up a vetted vendor, coordinate any logistics, handle any paperwork, and bill you for the cost afterward (or you can choose to pay the vendor directly).
Call 844-518-0967 to speak with a Homeowner Consultant, who can answer preliminary questions and see if we’d be a good fit for you.
If you'd like to move forward, we’ll put you in touch with our market expert in your neighborhood to explore the financial potential of your home, outline our management fee, and introduce your local team.
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