Home And Apartment Renovation For Homestay Hosts

Brett Anderson

Hyspec Homes

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Home And Apartment Renovation For Homestay Hosts

Homestay experiences – such as those provided by Airbnb and Booking.com, and so many more – are nothing new, and continue to be a rather lucrative side business if you happen to own a second home or are happy to rent out your apartment if you happen to be away for periods of the year. However, when searching for homestay experiences, it’s not uncommon to find quite unimpressive, rundown properties that aren’t worth the price.

To make your homestay property popular (and therefore profitable), it’s important to look at it from the visitor’s point of view. As more travellers seek unique and personalised experiences, homeowners should work to provide this, rather than just providing a roof over travellers’ heads during their journeys. If you’re considering becoming a homestay host, it’s worth investing in strategic home and apartment renovations that can significantly enhance the appeal of your space and attract more guests. Here are some viable options that won’t break the bank, but will help make your property stand out!

 

Create A Welcoming Entrance For Your Guests

First impressions matter, and a warm and inviting entrance sets the tone for your homestay. Consider renovating the entryway with fresh paint, new lighting fixtures, and well-maintained landscaping. Enhance the pathway with potted plants or flowers to create a nice ambiance. A good-looking entrance instantly makes guests feel at home and excited about their stay.

Focus On The Kitchen And Dining Areas

For many travellers, the kitchen and dining area are essential aspects of their homestay experience, as they come back from an exciting day of adventuring and tuck into a well-earned meal and some drinks. A well-equipped kitchen with modern appliances, ample counter space, and quality cookware can attract guests who love to cook and enjoy homemade meals. Additionally, create a cosy dining area – or combine the pair by creating an open-plan kitchen and living area. It can be a decent investment when it comes to house or apartment renovations, but it’s also a great way to open up space and make it more inviting for guests.

 

Upgrade The Bathroom

Due to the costs that can go into bathroom renovation, they tend to be one of the last rooms in the house to get a makeover. Unless you have the funds, there’s no need to go over the top and fully remodel your existing bathroom: a clean and uncluttered bathroom can be more than enough for most guests. But if you’d like to consider some upgrades to make your home even more inviting, a bathroom renovation with modern fixtures, a spacious shower or bathtub, and ample storage for guest toiletries are some changes to make.

Create A Cosy Common Area

A comfortable and inviting common area is a great way to encourage guest interaction and also provide a space to relax. Consider renovating or redecorating a living room or lounge space with cosy seating, books, board games, and entertainment options including a television or streaming services.

 

Make Use Of Outdoor Spaces

If your property has outdoor spaces, consider giving these spaces some extra love in order to add value to the homestay experience. You can create a charming patio or deck with outdoor seating and decor – perfect for guests to enjoy a morning coffee or evening relaxation. If you have a garden, consider adding a seating nook or a hammock for a tranquil retreat. A simple fire pit (in a safe space of course) can make outdoor entertaining possible for your guests even in winter. Adding a new deck or a similar outdoor extension is another option.

 

Some Other Thoughtful Amenities…

Small touches can make a big difference in the homestay experience. Consider providing amenities like Wi-Fi, phone charging stations, local guidebooks, and information about nearby attractions. Offering these thoughtful amenities shows that you care about your guests’ comfort and convenience.

It can also be a good idea Install secure locks and fire extinguishers to ensure a safe environment. Consider adding a secure keyless entry system for easy check-in and peace of mind for both you and your guests.

Renovating your home or apartment for homestay hosting is a valuable investment that can significantly elevate the guest experience and increase bookings. At HYSPEC Homes, we can help you with renovations big and small. Take a look at our past works and get in touch today to find out how we can transform your space.

Peta Messent
These guys went above & beyond their duty when constructing our deck. They faced numerous obstacles due to the nature of the old existing...
Peta Messent
These guys went above & beyond their duty when constructing our deck. They faced numerous obstacles due to the nature of the old existing deck, and throughout the entire process they were professional, thorough, neat & tidy, and their attention to detail was of the highest standard. We will always highly recommend the team from Hyspec Constructions 😊
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Bruce Renneberg
Hyspec Constructions & Roofing completely transformed our 1950’s fibre house to a modern and contemporary clad home. The advice and workmanship from Brett,...
Bruce Renneberg
Hyspec Constructions & Roofing completely transformed our 1950’s fibre house to a modern and contemporary clad home. The advice and workmanship from Brett, Luke and the team was second to none. Many people have commented that we got it ‘just right’ and this is no small part to Hyspec. Thanks boys, we are so happy with the end result.
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William Xi
Brett and team did an amazing job, the pergola is exactly as expected, will definitely go back to them for future jobs.
William Xi
Brett and team did an amazing job, the pergola is exactly as expected, will definitely go back to them for future jobs.
William Xi
William Xi
Paul Roussis
We made the best decision to get Hyspec to build our 2 decks and 2 pergolas and an amazing feature stairs to lead us from one deck ...
Paul Roussis
We made the best decision to get Hyspec to build our 2 decks and 2 pergolas and an amazing feature stairs to lead us from one deck to the other. Brett, Luke and their team of skilled tradesmen were a delight to have around. From our first meeting I felt at ease with Brett and his vast building knowledge and creative ideas to help us plan our dream backyard. The boys worked with great skill, passion for detail and care to see the job was done right the first time. Brett was flexible, always willing to listen and also ready to suggest any alterations to the plans which would improve the end result as the project progressed. His team were great guys who took pride in their work and always left the site clean at the end of each day. If you are looking for a great local builder in the shire I would recommend Hyspec construction and roofing highly. Thanks Brett, Luke and the Hyspec team, we love our new decks and spa pergolas.
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Paul Roussis
Ben Williamson
Brett and the boys put up a privacy screen along my deck. Right from the start I got honest advice and, most importantly, the job ...
Ben Williamson
Brett and the boys put up a privacy screen along my deck. Right from the start I got honest advice and, most importantly, the job done when he said he was going to do it and completed on time with a quality finish. The finish is beyond what I expected, all waste materials were neatly cleaned up leaving me to kick back with a cold one and enjoy their hard work. Cheers guys.
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Ben Williamson
Cameron Crawford
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Tiarne Kloger
Two guys who work together as a team to carry out a perfectly finished job!
Tiarne Kloger
Two guys who work together as a team to carry out a perfectly finished job!
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Tiarne Kloger
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Patrick Stock
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Patrick Stock
Great boys! Best builder and roofer around the shire! Great prices!
Patrick Stock
Patrick Stock
Brendan Lucas
Brett and the team have done a great job, building an outdoor roof and installing some privacy screens. Brett gave us plenty of good ideas ...
Brendan Lucas
Brett and the team have done a great job, building an outdoor roof and installing some privacy screens. Brett gave us plenty of good ideas whilst quoting, been easy to work with and assisted with managing other tradies for us. Highly recommend!
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Brendan Lucas
Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson

I'm the founder of Hyspec Homes, a Sydney-based custom home builder dedicated to quality craftsmanship and personalized service. As a local in the Sutherland Shire and a dad of two, I understand what families need in a home – it's more than just bricks and mortar. With over 15 years of experience, I bring a passion for collaboration and a keen eye for detail to every project. I'll work alongside you to turn your dream home into a reality that perfectly suits your family's lifestyle. Explore our work and let's start planning your dream build today!