Know Why Guests Are Coming To Your Area
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Knowing why your visitors come is key to decorating your home appropriately. For example, if your area is big on history, then a historic looking house with faux antiques would be perfect. Likewise, if you live in a beach area, then a bed and breakfast with a more nautical theme would be appreciated.
There are even special bed and breakfasts known as 'haunted bed and breakfasts' for people hoping to see a ghost. The number one reason guests stay at a bed and breakfast is for immersion in the surrounding area. It also helps to know all about the local events.
The kitchen is the heart of the bed and breakfast. Depending on where you live, a commercial kitchen might be required. However, even if it's not, the kitchen will need some updating to handle making breakfast for all your guests every morning.
Additionally, the appliances themselves should be both attractive and functional. It's common for guests to wander throughout the entire house. If they see an old, outdated kitchen, it could negatively affect their view of your business. Gen2 cooking equipment can help you get your kitchen in shape for guests.
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Once, people thought a common bathroom was cute. However, those people are becoming fewer each year. While shared bathrooms are still fairly common in older bed and breakfasts, modern guests expect a private bathroom.
If you are able to offer this nicety to your guests, you will have a distinct advantage over the bed and breakfasts that do not. Whenever possible, include a tub in the private bathroom. Tubs give bed and breakfasts and air of quaintness that people love. Claw foot tubs, Jacuzzis, garden tubs or cast iron tubs work the best in the bed and breakfast setting.
Decorating the House
Decorating a bed and breakfast is not the same as decorating a home. Once you decide on your theme, you will need to decorate accordingly. For example, some floorings show more wear and tear than
You might want to consider hardwood or laminate floors that can stand up to rough use. Additionally, you want to make sure you buy furniture that is both attractive and durable. While knick knacks add to the atmosphere, very valuable or breakable ones should be put away where guest can't find them.
Turning your home into a bed and breakfast can be a lot of fun. It can also give you a great start on your fanatical future. Taking certain factors into account like properly renovating the home and knowing your area will dramatically increase your ability to succeed.
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