Looking to add a home theater to elevate your vacation rental? We can certainly give you a hand! We recently completed a home theater project for a new property that we’re managing. While going through the onboarding process and asking a lot of questions to understand the homeowner’s needs, we determined that unused space in the lower level of this magnificent home would benefit from the addition of a home theater. This not only adds to the value of the home but provides another great amenity for guests.
When deciding what upgrade should be completed in your vacation, it’s important to ask the following questions: 1. Will this add value to my property? 2. Will this enhance my guests’ experience? 3. Can I increase my nightly rate? 4. Will there be ongoing maintenance? Though these questions seem logical and straight forward many times, homeowners are influenced by simple conversations with friends, realtors, sales agents, etc. Although they have the best intentions, these suggestions may have negative impacts! Case in point, the decision to add this home theater. Originally the homeowner wanted to put in a hot tub, and even though this seemed logical and guests love hot tubs, this was not the right decision. This particular property is on well and has an outdoor swimming pool. What does a swimming pool, hot tub, and well have in common… Water! So, by answering question 4. Will there be ongoing maintenance? The answer was an easy yes and a big yes at that. Depending on the hot tub’s size and the frequency of bookings, you could easily use 1,000 gallons of water in just the hot tub every week. Compound that by adding water to a pool and 20 people using the toilet, shower, and sinks, your well is at risk of running dry! This is why it’s important not only to ask these questions but get answers to these questions from operators who have seen or heard these scenarios playing out.
The home theater project took just 2 weeks to complete, and this was due to shipping delays. We’ve serviced vacation rentals for over 7 years and enjoy sharing our knowledge and creativity. Let us be a part of your dream and elevate your investment. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.