Are you planning to rent out a space in your home for Airbnb?

Updated: Jun 1

Do you own an investment property that you want to promote as fully furnished?


If so…. what are you responsible for providing?


The actual items that are included in a furnished property will differ depending on the landlord and what type of property you’re renting. Leaving aside major costs such as carpets and cabinetry the following checklists should help you when shopping to furnish your properties


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Kitchen


The kitchen is thought of as one of the main rooms in the house, constructing the kitchen necessities are essential to ensure your tenants can easily enjoy a meal in their new home/place to stay right away.

  • Fridge

  • Stove

  • Plates

  • Crockery

  • Cups/Mugs

  • Glasses

  • Serving bowl

  • Set of pans

  • Cooking utensils e.g.: spatula/tongs/whisk/ ladle

  • Sieve

  • Knife set

  • Kitchen Scissors

  • Chopping Board

  • Can Opener

  • Grater

  • Tupperware

  • Dish rack

  • Toaster

  • Kettle

  • Microwave

  • Dishwasher & tablets

  • Garbage bins and bags

  • Sponges/cloths

  • Washing up liquid, floor cleaning solution, glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner


Bedroom


Before purchasing items to design and decorate, make sure to first invest in a quality bed frame, pillows, mattresses and linens.


  • Mattress protector

  • Chest of drawers

  • Wardrobes (hangers)

  • Bedside table

  • Lamps

  • Mirror

  • Additional bedding

  • Artwork

  • Cushions

  • Blankets


Bathroom



You need to make sure the tenant has everything they need to feel comfortable in the bathroom. Depending on length of stay and expectations you may want to add toiletries

Bathroom necessities to consider purchasing include:

  • Shower curtain (If no glass screen)

  • Towels (small and large)

  • Mirror

  • Hand Soap - For initial welcome

  • Toilet Paper - For initial welcome

  • Bath rug

  • Toothbrush holder

  • Plunger, toilet brush, and other toilet cleaning essentials

  • Include toiletries such as toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo/conditioner (if Airbnb)


Living Room


Your living room is typically where your tenants will spend a lot of time, so make it comfortable and cozy right away by investing in a high-quality sofa or couch.

Purchase also the following items:

  • Coffee table or side table

  • TV and TV stand (if not wall mounted)

  • Cable /NBN access

  • Rug

  • Cushions

  • Art work

Laundry



Aside from preparing the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and living room, ensure that you have included cleaning supplies to guarantee that your property is kept in a clean state. The laundry should already house a tub as well as a cupboard and small bench top.

Here are some additional items your tenants will need.

  • Ironing board

  • Washing machine

  • A clothes dryer or drying rack

  • Vacuum

  • Mop/bucket

  • Broom

  • Dustpan and brush

  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener


Other Essentials

  • Locks (if appliable)/ Lockbox/Keys

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Curtains or blinds throughout

  • Airconditioning/ Ceiling fans


First Aid Kit Essentials:

  • Bandages or Band-Aids in different sizes and shapes

  • Gauze

  • Medical tape

  • Cotton balls

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Antiseptic spray, wipes, or liquid

  • Thermometer

  • Painkillers and OTC fever reducers

  • Antihistamine

  • Cough and cold medication

  • Flashlight and Candles

  • Batteries and matchstick

  • Spare light bulbs

  • Electrical and duct tape

  • Sewing kit

  • Screwdrivers


We hope these checklists help when you go shopping for your investment property. You may also find the lists helpful if you are going shopping for your first home items. If this is the case, it can be very overwhelming so start with the basics as you can always add on later.


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