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Ideas to Upgrade Your Airbnb’s Outdoor Space

Updated: Oct 8, 2023

Outdoor kitchen with wood cabinets and a stone countertop. Medium wood decking  and a teak wood dining table with wood chairs and a bench. Outdoor string lights hang from the outdoor umbrella and above the countertop
Outdoor Kitchen and Seating

To set your Airbnb rental apart from the rest and attract more bookings, consider enhancing your outdoor space. A well-designed outdoor area can be a major selling point for guests looking to enjoy the outdoors during their stay at your place. Here are some creative ideas to upgrade your Airbnb's outdoor space and offer a memorable experience to your guests:

Create a Relaxing Lounge Area: Begin by providing comfortable outdoor seating options like sofas, chairs, and plush cushions. Add a coffee table and outdoor rugs to create a cozy lounge where guests can unwind, sip a drink, and socialize after a long day of exploring. This space should offer a retreat from the indoors while maintaining a homely atmosphere.

Wood gazebo with sheer white curtains to provide privacy along with and outdoor sofa and side chairs. Accent pillows are placed at the seating and boxed planters houses plants. String lights hang from the gazebo
Backyard Gazebo and Seating

Outdoor Kitchen: Consider installing an outdoor kitchen or a well-equipped grill area. Guests often relish the convenience and ambiance of cooking and dining al fresco. Equip the space with a barbecue grill, a countertop, and essential cooking utensils. This addition can make their stay feel like a unique culinary adventure!

Backyard kitchen with grill and undercabinet refrigerator with a stone countertop and stacked stone front. The cooking and dining area are under a gazebo with stacked stone and wood columns that sit atop of paver stones
Backyard Kitchen and Dining

Illuminating Ambiance: Set the mood with outdoor lighting. String lights, lanterns, and solar-powered path lights can transform your outdoor area into a captivating nighttime oasis. Creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in the evening can elevate the overall guest experience.

Outdoor String Lights with Edison Bulbs
Outdoor String Lights with Edison Bulbs

Garden Retreat: Incorporate greenery and landscaping to enhance the aesthetics of your outdoor space. A well-tended garden, some potted plants, or colorful flowers can breathe life into your surroundings. Guests will appreciate the natural beauty and serenity of the outdoors, not to mention the lovely aroma of flowers!

Lush green garden with tropical trees, paving stones and teak seating
Lush Green Garden

Entertainment Center: Consider offering entertainment options like a Bluetooth speaker for music, board games, or even a small outdoor projector for movie nights under the stars. These amenities can provide guests with more ways to enjoy their time outdoors and create lasting memories at your place.

Privacy and Shade: Ensure guests' comfort by providing shade and privacy. Install pergolas, umbrellas, or retractable awnings to shield them from the sun's rays. Create privacy screens using tall plants or decorative fencing to make the outdoor space feel exclusive and intimate.

By incorporating these outdoor upgrade ideas, you can elevate your Airbnb's outdoor space into a unique and inviting retreat. This investment in your property can not only attract more bookings but also lead to positive reviews and returning guests. Once you’ve designed your space, remember to showcase it prominently in your listing photos and descriptions to entice potential guests and set clear expectations for their stay.

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