Reno Tips To Increase Your Holiday Rental Return

Reno Tips To Increase Your Holiday Rental Return

There are so many great holiday rentals around Australia that offer unique and beautiful experiences for travellers from all over the world.

I don't know about you, but when i'm looking for a property to rent for the weekend or holiday period, the photo's of the property are what draws me in. It's all about offering something different, unique and super cool, so, we have put together some quick reno wins that will be sure to get your property noticed. 

A Luxurious Rain Shower 

One of the fundamentals to a luxurious bathroom experience is a large rain shower. This can be done in bathrooms big or small and creates a wow factor in your space. 

Rain showers are generally 200mm in diameter and the shower arm can come from the ceiling or the wall. The rain shower will give the user a luxurious soak and be sure to have them relax and unwind. 

Warramba Luxury Australian Farm Retreat, Glen Alice, NSW

An outdoor Bath

If you've got the space, and the view, a freestanding outdoor bath is the perfect way to draw in those guests who are looking to relax and unwind. It also creates a point of difference and something people will definitely talk about and share on their social channels, ultimately linking back to your property and peaking interest from other potential guests. Just be sure to have a cover for the bath when not in use to help keep it in tip top shape. 

Coromandel Homestead Outdoor Bath from The Blue Space

Coromandel Homestead in Berrima, NSW Southern Highlands has created a dreamy outdoor space

Skylights in the bathroom

What better way to start your day than welcoming the sunshine, or even ending your day by staring at the stars with a gorgeous sky light in the bathroom. 

A skylight is a great way to invite natural light and make your space feel larger and brighter. 

A glass roof like this one is next level and will be sure to make your guests swoon. It's almost like being outside, but with the assured privacy of the walls, we love it! 

The Bower Byron Bay NSW

The Bower, Byron Bay NSW

Inviting Nature In

Bi-fold windows or doors are a great way to make your bathroom feel like it is part of the great outdoors. There's something so relaxing about listening to the varying sounds of nature, and the best part is you can close the windows/doors up if it's too cool outside and still admire the view. 

A few ways you can invite nature into your space in a small bathroom are timber vanities, stone basins and a raw natural colour palette. 

Bencluna, Byron Bay, NSW

Bencluna, Byron Bay, NSW

Cool Tiles

Your holiday home is a chance to explore different designer finishes that you may not be game enough to do in your everyday house. Tiles can create a really cool vibe, and are a great way to create an artsy environment for your guests, even if it is just a small feature wall. 

Some of our favourite bathrooms have had really quirky tile choices, and it really works. We would recommend keeping the rest of the bathroom a neutral colour so your feature wall can truly pop! 

Magnolia House, Byron Bay NSW Bathroom

Magnolia House, Byron Bay, NSW

Feature Lights 

Lighting is an important element to set the mood within a space. Think about how you want your guests to feel when they enter the space. Is it bright and optimistic (Bright light), Cool and alert (Blue Light) , or warm and cosy (Warm Light). 

Once you have chosen your mood, it is then important to choose the layout of your lighting. Are you happy with standard downlights or are you wanting to be a bit more creative with feature lighting. Some of our favourite bathroom feature lights are positioned over the bath, behind the mirror, either side of the vanity and in the shower. 

Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Blue Mountains NSW

Spicer Sagoma Retreat, Blue Mountains, NSW

Take advantage of any views

Do you have a great view from your holiday rental? Utilise this for massive visual impact! 

If you don't have much room, create your own view with a tall privacy wall and beautiful garden setting. 

Blue Mountains Tree House, Bilpin NSW

Blue Mountains Tree House, Bilpin NSW

A Kitchen for Entertaining 

Open Plan living is the best when you go on a holiday with loved ones, and this includes an open plan kitchen, you are able to cook a meal filled with love as you interact with the family at the same time. Island benches with plenty of bench space are perfect for banquet style meals where the tribe come and help themselves or a quick breakfast stop on those busy mornings before you venture out.

Aqua on Byron, Byron Bay Holiday Home

The Gorgeous Open Plan Kitchen in Aqua on Byron, Byron Bay NSW


If you're thinking of renovating your holiday rental, get in contact with The Blue Space team on (02) 9674 1000 who can help with design and product selections to create a gorgeous new space. 

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