Hi, brand new to hosting here! We need to furnish our 1-bedroom/1 bath 891 sq ft fully finished basement entirely (bed, mattress, couch, dining table, decorations, etc.) & get supplies for it (cleaning supplies, towels, linens, pillows, soap, etc). It has a full sized kitchen that already has appliances (fridge, oven) but needs to be stocked (silverware, pots/pans, etc).
What’s the total amount you ended up spending to fully furnish and stock your Airbnb with necessary supplies initially?
(Not including rent/mortgage/ security deposit!)
I’ve heard in general you should aim for a budget of about 3-4k for a studio/1-bedroom for all the supplies above combined. & that for each bedroom you add about 2k to the budget. Does that sound about right? What did you end up spending when all was said & done?
I just need a roundabout budget to aim for, otherwise I’ll end up overspending. We are looking at buying furniture now & I’m trying to get a handle on overall budget to estimate my furniture budget. I know it will also vary depending on preference/style, available cash, area, but I just want to know if I’m way off or in the ballpark. For reference, my place is in a trendy area in Portland, OR.
We spent about $7.5K on our Atlanta apartment, and our initial was primarily on function and comfort. Our spending included paint, soundproofing glue, drywall, light fixtures, furniture for a 2 bed/1 bath, patio furniture, 55" TV, kitchen and laundry appliances, kitchenware for cooking and dining, kitchen island and carts, bathroom double sink vanity and mirrors, linens and towels, curtains and rods, area rugs, and all tilling materials. We purchased most of the furnishings from Amazon, Warehouse Deals, Wayfair, Wayfair Outlet and Ikea. We painted many of the wood furniture pieces and repurposed some things we already. Wall decor was added over time.
Thank you for posting with your numbers and the details of what went into that budget! It really helps me understand some of the differences in budget prices people are saying. Because things like drywall, tile and bathroom sinks definitely add up.
@Kristine229welcome to ABB CC
Have you considered making things like curtains or soft furnishings like cushions yourself?
Maybe it's a good project to get your self into, if you have time and creative talents.
Paint test pots are useful if you are doing painting, maybe test them in a creative manner on canvas and use it as Artworks!
@Huma0 in the UK did much of her own decorating herself, have a look at her listing and posts here in CC.
It really also depends on what style/ theme you wish to pursue.
Do you have any ideas what you may like?
As others have suggested, thrift and charity shops are a Gold mine for all manner of items.
Often they are in excellent condition and at the same time you are helping places like Red Cross, Hospice, Salvation Army, SPCA, City Homeless and others.
All the best from across the lands and oceans in Auckland, New Zealand