How to get your kitchen ready for Airbnb

The kitchen is an important consideration when it comes to getting your home ready for your next Airbnb rental. What makes for a great kitchen that is stylish and practical?

Step 1 – Declutter

If you are new to Airbnb rental or its been sometime since your last guest, then starting by de-cluttering the kitchen is a good move. Essentially, you are looking to remove items that won’t be needed or have personal or sentimental value to you (something that can happen with kitchen items).

Step 2 – A thorough deep clean

From rejuvenating the oven so that it sparkles once again to emptying cupboards and drawers to give them a deep clean, there is a clear expectation from guests that the kitchen will be hygienically clean. Some Airbnb rental owners will deep clean and then do it all again to make sure that no spot of grease or ugly stain remains.

Step 3 – A practical arrangement: dining

With the space decluttered and sparkling clean, it’s now time to make the most of the kitchen and how the flow of working and eating in it works, whether with a 4-seater dining table, an extendable table or something else.

Standford Reclaimed Wood Dining Table and Chairs

Styling it depends on the style across the rest of your home, and so it makes sense to bring in key design elements to the final appearance of the kitchen. Thus, if you enjoy the industrial style, its beautiful, clean lines against reclaimed wood, opting for an industrial dining table with complimentary dining chairs in the kitchen/diner makes perfect stylistic sense.

Standford Round Reclaimed Wood Dining Table

A round dining table helps the flow, important when space is short, but if you have the space, there is a grandeur to a rectangle dining table.

Choose enough kitchen chairs for the maximum number of guests your rental will take at any one time, but there is nothing to say you can't mix and match seating type. As well as a four-seater dining table, consider a dining bench or bar stools too for giving hints of how different parts of the kitchen can be used.

Standford Industrial Reclaimed Wood Bench

Step 4 - A practical arrangement: storage

Clearly, storing items in the kitchen needs to be logical. Things that are used often must be within easy reach such as plates, cutlery etc. and that’s why opting got a large sideboard in the kitchen/diner, as well as the dining room, is an ideal choice. Again, sticking with reclaimed wood furniture allows for a cohesive style throughout your home, as well as adding warmth and beauty of a natural material.

Kingsbridge Industrial Reclaimed Oak Sideboard

Step 5 – Luxury with texture

Giving your Airbnb rental the wow factor will mean it stands out above all others, earning your amazing reviews that make renting your place a ‘must-do’. Adding hints of sumptuous details never go amiss. How about velvet upholstered dining chairs, for example, to add luxury to the dining table or, if you are unsure how robust upholstered dining chairs would be, leather or even faux leather dining chairs would have a similar effect.

Archie Faux Leather Dining Chair

And don’t forget the smaller styling details, such as pretty items on display on top of the large sideboard or the reclaimed wood display unit too.


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