The curb appeal, location, price, and overall look are some of the most important factors when it comes to owning and managing a vacation rental that is able to generate profits over time. Many guests will look forward to using the kitchen because it may have been the reason they chose a vacation rental. But they might not have an incredible experience if you have outdated appliances that just do their job. It is better to aim for an experience that makes your guests feel like they are truly on vacation. For this to happen, you will need to give them something that is comparable to or better than what they likely have at home. Upgrading appliances with your guests in mind will help you make the greatest purchases.
Refrigerator with Ice Maker
An essential appliance in the kitchen is the refrigerator. It is imperative to give your guests one that has an ice maker because it becomes a major inconvenience to get ice otherwise. This is especially problematic if your home is able to accommodate a large number of people, but it still does not have easy ice. An ice maker prevents people from having to make their own ice cubes after they get situated. They can just grab a glass, fill it up with whole or crushed ice, and then add water or a drink and start enjoying.
Dryer with Steam Refresh
Some people go on vacation long enough to warrant washing and drying their clothes. But other guests may only be gone for a few days to a week, and they might not intend on going through this process. They might just hang their clothes on a hanger after they wear it for the first time to let it air out. While this is somewhat effective, you can provide a better experience with a dryer that has a steam refresh feature. Getting rid of odor and wrinkles is an enormous benefit that can keep your guests looking fresh.
Oven That Self Cleans
Whether your guests spend much time in the kitchen or not, you do not want them to worry about extensively cleaning the kitchen after they cook a meal. When using the oven, it is easy for a few crumbs to flake off onto the bottom, but it is also possible for liquid spills to happen and make a mess. Instead of creating a stressful situation for your guest, a self-cleaning oven will fix the mess with no effort involved.
Putting some time into buying appliances for your vacation rental can pay huge dividends over time.