Travelers are approaching staying in a vacation home in a whole new way. Years ago, vacation rental travelers prioritized the destination and cared little about the home’s décor. They viewed their vacation rental as a home base from which they could ski, fish, hike, go boating, or go to the beach.
Now vacation homes have become the destination in themselves. And in this new world, kitchens define the character of the home, enabling vacationers to live in a fantasy—if only for a week.
Creating a clean and safe kitchen is an important step in providing a professional experience for guests, and a great place to start is with a bright, clean kitchen design.
“Imagine, on your next vacation, whipping up meals in a killer kitchen. In the last five years, the number of Americans skipping the hotel and going the home-rental route has tripled, and for food lovers, that means being able to stay in a ‘4-bedroom with a lake view’— and well-seasoned skillets, an arsenal of Japanese knives and a six-burner range.”
–Rachel Ray Magazine
“To create a welcoming atmosphere, clients are looking for ‘unshackled whimsy’ in kitchen décor this year, said New York interior designer Nancy Mayerfield, who has been fielding clients’ requests for colored appliances” – Wall Street Journal
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VRMB founder Matt Landau talks about what makes a vacation rental “limited edition” in the minds of consumers. When people go on vacation, they are looking to escape their everyday lives to rejuvenate, recharge, and get inspired. The kitchen is the heart of the home and sets the tone for their vacation experience. So, get creative while considering what would inspire your guests.
Whether it is a showstopping backdrop, memorable breakfast nook with a view, luxury appliances, eye-catching hardware or a well-placed natural feature, the kitchen is the perfect room in the vacation home to build the character that defines the home, sets it apart from the competition, and makes the vacation memorable.
According to designer Tara Mastroeni, “The chance to decorate a vacation home is a rare and exciting opportunity. While it follows the same fundamental process of primary home designs, there’s something special about knowing you have the chance to decorate your own great escape.”