Between cooking, eating meals, or just hanging out, people typically spend a lot of time in the kitchen. For this reason, the kitchen is a great place to add personality to your rental property. Purchase drinkware, dinnerware, and flatware that reflect the aesthetic of your home. Whether you choose modern designs or more classic styles, make sure that your guests have everything they need for their stay, from cups and plates to spices and sponges.
To guarantee that guests have enough tableware to last through the day, provide twice the number of place settings, dishes, and tableware as your rental's maximum guest capacity.
- Drinkware: Outfit your kitchen with all the essentials, such as coffee mugs, wine glasses, and juice tumblers, to ensure that your visitors have the proper vessel for every beverage.
- Dinnerware: Opt for more durable options to withstand heavy use, like melamine or metal dinnerware, both of which are resistant to chips and breakage. Or, create an air of refinement with china, porcelain, or glass.
- Flatware: Be sure to outfit your kitchen with all the necessary utensils. Choose from classic styles or more modern looks to enhance the desired aesthetic of your property.
- Chef knives: Let guests cook delicious at-home meals with the help of quality knife sets.
- Coffee maker: It's the little things that go a long way in hospitality, and attending to your guests' caffeine needs is one of them. Including a high-quality coffee maker and coffee pods, or a selection of tea bags, won't go unnoticed.
- Kitchen appliances: Stock the kitchen with a range of everyday cooking appliances such as toasters, blenders, can openers, and hot water kettles. These options give guests more flexibility when they decide to eat in.
- Cookware sets: Encourage travelers to book a long visit by including all the essential cookware like pots and pans to make cooking a breeze. Guests will appreciate the ability to cook rather than eating out every night.
- Oven mitts and pot holders: Conveniently store oven mitts and pot holders close to the oven and stove.
- Kitchen utensils: Outfit your kitchen with all the necessary cooking utensils, such as spatulas, ladles, and tongs.
- Cutting boards: Simplify prep work and cleanup with a few different sizes of cutting boards.
- Spices: Stock your kitchen with key spices like salt, pepper, and oregano to save guests a trip to the store for these cooking essentials.
- Tupperware: Especially useful for longer stays, food storage containers allow guests to store snacks and leftovers.
- High chairs: Take the stress out of meal times by including a high chair in your kitchen for young children.
- Dish soap: Store dish soap by the sink to make cleanup a breeze and dissuade guests from leaving dirty dishes after they check out.
- Scrubbers and sponges: Don't forget to keep several clean sponges on hand to encourage occupants to keep dishes and surfaces clean.
- Fire extinguisher: Make safety a priority by storing a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
- First aid kit: Demonstrate that you put safety first by keeping a first aid kit on hand. Seal the kit with tamper evident tape to indicate when it has been opened and may need restocked.