7 Tasteful Tips for your Airbnb Kitchen

The kitchen is a huge perk and oftentimes is the main reason a guest chooses a particular Airbnb.  Presenting an appealing and easy-to-use kitchen will take your Airbnb to the next level and earn you those 5-star reviews needed for Superhost status!  Whether you are hosting guests from your own home or have an entire home listing, these Airbnb kitchen tips will make your Airbnb stand out!

7 Tasteful Tips for your Airbnb Kitchen

Clear your Counters

7 Tasteful Tips for your Airbnb Kitchen - Best Airbnb Hosting TipsFirst impressions matter!  When your guests walk into the kitchen, countertops covered with dishes, towels, and stacks of papers can give the impression that your hosting is not up to par.  A little effort to put dishes away, fold towels, and remove unnecessary items from the kitchen will make the kitchen appear more spacious and show that you are on top of your game as an Airbnb host!

Superhost Tip:  It’s ok to have kitchen appliances and decorative pieces on the countertops, but places them in corners and other areas where they are less likely to be in the way of usable counter space.

 

7 Tasteful Tips for your Airbnb Kitchen - Best Airbnb Hosting TipsCoffee and Tea

There’s nothing quite like waking up to a nice hot cup of coffee or tea.  Make it easy for your guests to find what they need to start their day off right.  A little coffee and tea setup in the kitchen is the perfect way to help your groggy guests get ready for a fun an exciting day in your city!

 

Refrigerator Space

7 Tasteful Tips for your Airbnb Kitchen - Best Airbnb Hosting TipsGuests don’t expect you to have a completely empty refrigerator for them to use, but you should be prepared to offer space for them to keep their food items nice and cold.  I always keep one shelf in the refrigerator empty to make it obvious to my guests that they are welcome to use the fridge and there is a spot especially for them.

Superhost Tip:  Avoid having too many things stuck to your refrigerator.  A few pictures and magnets are definitely fine and can help you express your personality, but keep it within reason.

 

7 Tasteful Tips for your Airbnb Kitchen - Best Airbnb Hosting TipsDeclutter the Cabinets

Make it easy for your guests to find the kitchen items they need.  Organize and declutter the cabinets so your guests don’t have to rummage around to find things.  If you have excess kitchen items, it is best to find an alternative storage space in the home. Simplicity is key!

Fresh Scent

7 Tasteful Tips for your Airbnb Kitchen - Best Airbnb Hosting TipsThe smell of your kitchen is just as important as the looks.  By simply remove trash on a regular basis and cleaning up, you’ll tackle most of your odor problems, but it may not be enough.  Consider an air freshener or essential oil diffuser in or around the kitchen area to allow for a slight and continuous fresh scent to enhance the ambiance of your kitchen and living spaces.

Superhost Tip:  Automatic air fresheners and essential oil diffusers can improve the scent in your home and kitchen for extended periods of time to save you time!

Keep it Spotless

7 Tasteful Tips for your Airbnb Kitchen - Best Airbnb Hosting TipsThis is probably the most obvious item on the list.  A kitchen must be clean! It is essential that you keep the kitchen clean and sanitary not only for the visual aspects, but for health reasons as well.  I suggest using antibacterial soap and cleaning wipes to disinfect your kitchen surfaces. A dirty kitchen could get your guests sick!

 

7 Tasteful Tips for your Airbnb Kitchen - Best Airbnb Hosting TipsLeave a Nice Note

A simple note in the kitchen for your guests is a nice touch that can serve multiple purposes.  It will make your guests feel welcome in your home and you can give them a few pointers about your particular kitchen.  Use this note to welcome your guests to use the refrigerator and kitchen wares as well as treat themselves to coffee and tea.

Superhost Tip: Don’t use this kitchen note to deliver a laundry list of house rules.  Keep the note short and pleasant!

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