A guest home or Bed and Breakfast is a good idea for those who are looking to turn their home or a new property into a business. However, starting a new business can be very daunting and some new B&B owners may not know where to begin. Here are some tips on how to make a new B&B or guest house a comfortable yet successful for you and your guests to enjoy.
Invest in new flooring for the entire house
When guests stay at a hotel or B&B they expect to stay in a house that has clean, pristine looking floors. This is why it is important to invest in new flooring if you are about to open a new business, if you fail to offer your guests a clean looking floor, your guests have the opportunity to leave a bad review online and this will negatively impact upon the number of guests you cater for. Luckily, Underfoot Flooring has you covered, as they have a wide range of modern and clean looking styles and materials of flooring which suit almost every style of house. Carpet can also be used within a guest home, but carpet will definitely wear out quicker than a laminate flooring, so if you want to use carpet, then you should use it sparingly in the house, for example, you should only use it in parts of the bedroom or on a staircase.
Create a colour scheme
Creating a colour scheme in a hotel, B&B or guest house is really important, because it almost becomes your brand identity. For example, British hotel chain, Premier Inn use purple within all their branding and in their colour schemes in their hotels. This is a really good time to do some market research on the types of colour pallets that are used in guest homes and B&Bs. It is a good idea to stay away from using solely pinks and blues in your colour scheme as those colours still seem to be for girly or masculine and your guest home will most likely provide a room to both men and women. If you don’t want to add colour as such to your rooms, using metallic colours will give a neutral yet regal look to your rooms and metallic colours seem to appeal to most people.
Upcycling is a great idea for those who want to make the most of the furniture that they already have. If you have a piece of furniture that’s looking a bit worn out but you would like to use it in the guest house, a simple going over with paint can help to completely rejuvenate the look of the furniture. The most commonly used example of upcycling is where people collect old wooden crates and use them to build a wooden bar. One thing for sure is your guests will definitely appreciate having a bar in the guest house, instead of them needing to venture out to find a bar locally.