How To Furnish An Airbnb Bathroom – furnishing a bathroom is equally important as furnishing your guest’s sleeping place. Assuming you already have the livable amenities such as a toilet bowl and a sink, this article will tackle the basic things you will need for an Airbnb bathroom.
Water Heater (+Installation)
When you create an Airbnb hosting account, a heating device (hot water) is one of the important amenities that you’ll see on the checklist. It’s pretty much essential so you can cater all kinds of guests.
We have a multi-point heater installed in our bathroom. It heats not only the water sources in the bathroom (shower and taps) but also the kitchen sink tap.
If a multi-point heater is a little too much to acquire, get a shower heater to start with.
Shower (Hand-Held Shower)
Most shower heaters already come with hand-held showers. The hand-held shower is another Airbnb-advised bathroom amenity.
Toilet Sprayer/Bidet Shower
Depending on the country your home is listed in, a bidet shower in the bathroom CAN BE a must. Although it is not in the Airbnb list of essential amenities (at least as of writing this post), having a toiler sprayer will save you tons of tissue papers, and yes, trees too! 🙂
If you want to declare your place as a “business-ready” home, have a hair dryer in your listing. A business-ready home’s target audiences are business travelers.
When choosing a towel, opt for the hotel-grade ones. Not only for aesthetic purposes, but especially because they last longer. Remember, you will keep on washing and drying them.
Getting the cheap ones will only mean acquiring new ones again sooner than expected. You don’t want to give your guests towels that are begging to be replaced.
Color-wise, I’d say I prefer the neutral colors – like white or grey.
To start with, you can acquire two pieces of body towels for every declared guest. Say the listing states that you can accommodate four guests – then you need to stock up 8 pieces of body towels.
- Body Towels
This is literally what you wrap in your body. Most guests are okay with just body towels. But I have guests who would request for a towel to wipe their hair with.
- Hair Towels
Yes, there are people who do not what to wrap their bodies with towels that are already wet because of their hair. You cannot avoid these guests. If you do not have hair towels, make sure you have a hair dryer in your home.
A hairdryer is an essential piece anyway before you can be featured as a home for business travelers.
- Make-Up Towels
For real? LOL. Yes. Google it. One nightmare Airbnb hosts (and cleaners) have to deal with every time are guests checking out with stained sheets and towels.
Providing a make-up towel (or a face towel with a label that says it is for removing make-ups), easily solves the problem.
Give them as many as you can afford. It’s better to wash stained face towels than struggle to remove stains from bed sheets and body towels.
It is also important to state in your listing that they should not use the bed sheets and body towels for removing hard to wash stains such as make-ups or even henna tattoos. Point them to the make-up towels.
Another basic need. Put two pieces for every booking. One inside the bathroom and the other one goes outside the bathroom door.
It’s pretty much self-explanatory why it’s a basic need. 🙂
When shopping for a bath mat, choose the type easy to wash and dry. The material should resemble a super thick body towel.
For hygiene, place a covered trash can in one of the bathroom corners. I know you know what it’s for. 🙂
A half-body mirror is a good starting point. 🙂 If you can afford it, choose a frameless mirror which is wide or a full-body one.
Placing mirrors on the wall will make your bathroom look bigger, too!
Airbnb has already required all hosts to provide soap and toilet paper!
To save on cost, get wholesale big-bottled liquid soaps. Also, some shampoo brands are already 2-in1. Meaning, it’s shampoo + conditioner in one bottle. Choose them.
I put the big bottles in the bathroom to show them the brand and to give them the confidence that they can safely use it.
I know some hosts who would refill smaller containers for every guest. You can do that, too. 🙂
You can add few items as your business grows. Simple items like cotton buds or cotton balls would go a long way for pleasing your guests.
If you want to put scents or oils, note that not all guests are okay with them. I have read reviews of guests shortening their stays just because they are allergic to the scents and smell of the place.
If you want to keep the bathroom smelling fresh, cleaning them thoroughly is an obvious first step. Also, install an exhaust. As an option for guests who are okay with scents, place a scented spray somewhere in the bathroom so they can use them anytime.
If you have questions and comments, leave them in the comments section and I’ll help you as much as I can!