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Utilize furniture that is appropriate for a vacation rental environment.

Residential sleeper sofas are designed to be put into your study or den and pulled out only once or twice a year. Cottons, microfibers, and other lightweight upholstery fabrics are also not durable enough to withstand the daily wear from sunlight, chlorine, and sunscreen. Heavy-weight polyester fabrics and commercial interior components hold up best in a rental environment.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summer Home Style - January 2010
Specialty Upholstery for Vacation Rental Properties

Upholstery is one of the most important furnishing elements in a vacation rental property. Guests will immediately notice and often comment on a viably worn sofa with sinking seats or an uncomfortable sleeper bed. Finding appropriate replacement pieces can also be present a challenge. For example, living room furniture that may work perfectly in an at-home environment will not stand up to the heavy daily wear and tear of a rental environment. Rooms in many condo towers are also a much smaller scale than rooms at home, so the furniture pieces need to be more compact.  

With more than 20 years of experience furnishing condos across the Myrtle Beach area, A Summer Home knows the distinct needs rental properties face. Our Vacation Home Upholstery Collection incorporates the commercial-grade components used in hospitality furniture for large hotel and resort destinations, which is designed for regular daily guest use. Different furniture styles and sizes are also available to meet any space restrictions your rental property may present. All upholstery pieces can be produced in any selection from our Seaside Fabric Collection. A variety of heavy-weight fabrics present beachy, tropical, and nautical themed patterns that best withstand the wear and tear of the coastal rental environment. Complimentary fabric samples are also available upon request. 

Our Upholstery Product Line Features:  
  • Commercial sleeper mechanisms with a 3-year warrant
  • 6" innerspring mattress on all sleeper sofas
  • Pass federal government testing with a Heavy Duty status
  • Lifetime warranty on the wood frame
  • Flame retardant seat and body foam
  • Tapestry-weight coastal patterned fabrics
  • Matching arms caps included on all pieces
  • Reversible seat cushions with rust-proof highength nylon zippers
  • Estimated delivery time with in-stock fabric selections is 1 - 2 weeks
  • Delivery arranged with your local property management company  
  • Made in the U.S.A.

We are also available visit your unit and assist you in coordinating new upholstery with your existing window treatments, flooring, and other decor.

Protecting Your Property Investment

During slow economic times it can be difficult to determine what updates are necessary - or affordable - for a vacation rental property. The most important thing to remember is that your property is an investment and regular upkeep is necessary in order to protect that investment. With the high amount of competition currently in the marketplace anything you can do to ensure your property is in the best condition possible to offer your guests an enjoyable experience will benefit you in the long run.

  • You do not need to completely gut your condo in order to make meaningful updates - instead, focus on items that will get the most return for the money spent. For example, a new sleeper sofa provides comfortable seating and sleeping accommodations, which pleases both guests during their stay and management companies who are working with them to book your property.
  • Work with the existing pieces that are still in good condition. A new bedspread is an easy and affordable way to dress up bedroom furniture that you may have had for awhile but still looks nice.
  • Utilize durable, quality pieces. You will inevitably need to replace furnishings in a vacation rental property, but that is no reason to fill your condo with the cheapest possible solution. For what you will repeatedly spend in time (searching for replacement furniture, dealing with management or guest complaints) spending a little more money on a quality piece the first time around will definitely save you in the long run.
For more information, view our Vacation Rental Design Tips or contact us with any questions or for assistance with your rental property updates.
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