Corporate Housing Design Fun: Rugs in Rental Homes

What are corporate housing renters really looking for in rental design?

I dare you to find 2 matching CHBO corporate housing rentals!

Let’s face it, life is too short not to have some fun, and I definitely believe great real estate design, variety and style are all part of my definition of fun. You should have fun with your corporate housing executive rental. You should expect more. You should have the choice of trying something new, something that is fun or just something that you love. If you are like me then you will love the corporate housing options available through CHBO!

Corporate Housing design

A CHBO Corporate Housing Rental that features a design run. Property #12966

I challenge you to find 2 matching properties on CHBO. I don’t believe you can because that is what sets CHBO aside from other lodging options like extended stay hotels where they all match. You could be in Omaha Nebraska or Detroit Michigan and not know the difference because your extended stay hotel just looks the same.

I hope you have fun looking through the lodging options on CHBO and if you happen to find two properties that look the same let me know and I will be happy to send you a $25 gift card – Kimberly

As you have read in previous CHBO blog posts, Kerrie Kelly, is a professional interior designer and today she is giving us some great advice on how to spice up your corporate house rental by adding a rug as part of your overall rental design.

Executive Corporate Housing Rentals should be FUN: 5 Options for Rugs in Rental Homes

By Kerrie Kelly, ASID

Corporate Housing rental homes can be sometimes be tricky to outfit because of the varying personal styles of tenants and the regular maintenance required. For flooring, an indoor/outdoor rug is a great solution—they’re durable and easy to care for, they seamlessly blend into any interior style and can provide ample comfort.

With this in mind, here are several of our favorite corporate housing options for area rugs that are both stunning and stain-resistant.Rugs in corporate rentals

1. Functional Polypropylene

Everyone loves a great natural rug, but not everyone loves the work that comes with maintaining its beauty. A polypropylene blend rug mimics the elegance of natural flat weave sisal material—but with added durability. With a jute backing and stain-resistant protection, these rugs will integrate perfectly into a neutrally styled sitting room.

2. Bohemian Designs

For a punch of pattern in an otherwise dull room, we love intricate optBohemian rug designions. A bohemian rug is perfect for the living room or other high traffic areas, and the pattern will hide stains. While most area rugs require minor spot cleaning and professional treatment, synthetic options just need a good rinse with the garden hose. If you’re looking for a piece that is pretty and practical, think heavily patterned boho design.

3. Perfectly Patterned

If you love patterns but the bohemian look is a little much foPerfectly patterned rugr you, a singular sequence can be refreshing. A repetitively designed area rug, especially in muted colors, is perfect for a coastal cottage or preppy palace. Not only are these rugs enhanced with extra durability for indoor and outdoor use, but choose a polypropylene model and they’re also waterproof—perfect for renters with kids or pets.

Patterned rug

4. Tons of Texture

Just as we seek out the perfect pattern, we’re also always on the hunt for a textured design touch. Area rugs are a great way to add fresh flavor to an otherwise stale space. Look for a rug that includes a thread of subtle shimmer. When woven into a flat braid, a textured rug is reversible, making it easy to mask small stains.

5. Soft and Simple

If your room doesn’t need an entire makeover but could use a facelift, consider a light and bright area rug to spruce up your space. A power-loomSimple rug designed option features a unique design combination of box stitch and loop pile (two popular types of carpet weave) for added interest and balanced texture. A soft and simple rug is ideal for an open and airy bedroom or entryway.

From the bedroom to the living room, area rugs are having a moment in the design spotlight. By opting for a durable and easy-to-clean indoor-outdoor rug, you can decorate confidently, knowing you’ve created a space that’s perfect for any lucky tenant.

Professional interior designer Kerrie Kelly has been advising clients with rental properties for many years, and writes on her expertise for Home Depot. Kerrie’s recommendations for floor coverings, including rugs, are designed to provide property owners with ideas that will increase the overall value of their rentals. Home Depot’s outdoor rugs selection that can be used indoors can be researched online here.

Read more design advice from Kerry Kelly on the CHBO Blog

City Spotlight: Colorado Springs corporate housing

Are you headed to Colorado Springs for an extended stay? Whether you’re planning on relocating permanently to this idyllic area of one of the most beautiful states in the country or you just need a place to live for a few weeks or months, Colorado Springs corporate housing could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Career Opportunities in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs offers a lot of really lucrative and interesting career opportunities, especially in engineering and other military-influenced sectors. Just a few of the companies and establishments offering employment include Peterson Air Force Base, Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Fort Carson, Northrop Grumman, and the United States Air Force Academy, as well as Verizon, Hewlett Packard, and others. With so many places to work and so many amazing career opportunities, it’s no wonder that there’s such a growing demand for Colorado Springs furnished homes for short- and long-term stays.

Things to Do in Colorado Springs

Of course, Colorado Springs has a lot more to offer than careers. People staying in Colorado Springs corporate housing can enjoy numerous attractions, delicious dining opportunities, and lots of fun things to do for the whole family.

Things to do in Colorado SpringsIf you are interested in getting outside and appreciating the wonder, beauty, and majesty of nature, the natural attractions in the area are not to be missed. Just a short drive away, there’s the Garden of the Gods, known for its incredible rock formations. This park offers enjoyment for sightseers of all kinds, including hiking, biking, and climbing areas, as well as picturesque picnic areas.

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Why to Consider the Neighborhood – When Choosing a Corporate Rental?

If you’re relocating for work, whether it’s only for a few months or you’re
preparing to move permanently, a corporate rental is a great place to start. You 
don’t have to worry about moving or buying furniture, and you don’t have the 
pressure of buying a house in a market and/or neighborhood that you don’t know.  
All that said, though, you should really do some research on neighborhoods 
where you’re considering renting furnished homes. If you’re only going to be 
living there for a few months and then returning home, you may not think this is 
important, but even if that’s the case, you might be surprised at what a difference 
the right neighborhood can make while you’re staying in your corporate rental property. This is especially true if you’re bringing your family with you for your
stay, and it’s a good consideration because you never know when you’ll be 
offered a permanent position in a new city. 

Corporate Rental in nice Neighborhood

Make Life Easier with a Quick Commute 

Even if you aren’t considering staying in the city where you’re renting beyond a 
few months or a year, why make life harder for yourself? Research the area 
where you’ll be working and look for attractive properties in good, safe 
neighborhoods nearby. If you don’t do this, you could end up renting a house or 
condo that’s all the way across town and has a dreadful commute. You don’t 
want to begin and end your day that way, even if it’s only for a short time. 
As you look at neighborhoods where you can find a good corporate rental, look 
for all of the amenities you need and want. Do you want to be walking distance 
from the grocery store, dining and entertainment, and/or shopping districts? Do 
you need access to public transit while you’re staying here? Is there enough 
parking that you won’t have to spend an hour finding a place to park your car if 
you drive to and from work every day? Answer these questions for yourself and 
ask a few more that pertain to your specific needs for a good neighborhood, and 
you’ll be much happier while you’re staying at your corporate rental. 

Get to Know the Area Before You Buy 

As we mentioned earlier, though, you may not only be staying for a few months. 
You may be preparing to move here for a new job. In this case, you can get to 
know the neighborhood and surrounding area before you buy a house here. 

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The Value of Corporate Housing by CHPA

Never underestimate the true economic value of corporate housing!

Corporate housing lodging solutionIn our ever changing world of hospitality choices it is easy to blur the lines from one lodging solution to the next. However as a lodging consumer or regulator it is vital to understand the differences so the sins of one product are not inadvertently applied to the wrong industry. CHPA, The Corporate Housing Providers Association is working diligently to better educated everyone on the differences and benefits of professionally managed business corporate housing rentals vs other rental options found in today’s share economy. Please help spread the word of the importance of professional corporate housing. The following is a recent publication from CHPA…

The Value of Corporate Housing by CHPA

Executive Summary

Corporate housing is fundamentally different from other types of short-term rentals. This well-organized industry provides a valuable service to businesses, employees, and others in need of temporary housing while having a sizable economic impact on the communities where it operates. It is important that policymakers and officials understand the industry’s importance and are cognizant of its particular characteristics and value when creating and implementing short-term rental policies. Corporate housing providers support fair and reasonable regulations.

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City Spotlight: Los Angeles Furnished Rentals

Traveling to the City of Angels for work in the near future? If you’re going to be staying more than just a few days, then you’ll likely be looking for better, more affordable housing options than regular hotels. You’re also likely not looking forward to staying in some impersonal extended stay hotel. Well, with CHBO, you have options that you may not have considered before. We have a number of customers who have properties listed all over Los Angeles that are available for short-term or long-term extended stays, and you should absolutely consider these Los Angeles furnished rentals instead of a hotel or an unfurnished apartment.

Need to Know Info About Los Angeles

With a population of about four million in the city itself, the surrounding greater Los Angeles area has a population that’s closer to 16 million. Though most people know LA for Hollywood and the film industry, the economy here is very diverse. Careers in LA include numerous sectors, including international trade, research, aerospace engineering, education, medicine, technology, media, and of course the entertainment industry, too.

Los Angeles corporate housing

Los Angeles is home to the headquarters for no fewer than six Fortune 500 companies, as well as numerous other firms and businesses that are growing by leaps and bounds each year. It is also home to the University of Southern California and UCLA, making it a highly attractive destination for professors, researchers, and academics alike, many of whom will only call Los Angeles home for a few months at a time. With so many different sectors and industries attracting professionals for both short- and long-term work, you can see why there is such a high demand for Los Angeles corporate housing.

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DIY Rental Style: Corporate Renters and Kitchens

What are Corporate Housing Renters Really Looking for in a Rental Kitchen?

Do you have favorite CHBO Corporate Rental Properties?  

I know for me one of the dangers of wMill Valley Rental Home Rental Kitchenorking for CHBO is that I get to see so many amazing rental properties I am always driving my family crazy with new property upgrade ideas for our own home.  

Take a look at CHBO rental 12084 – Furnished Home in Mill Valley, CA.  I mean who wouldn’t want to have the opportunity to live in this amazing property just outside of San Francisco?   

Let us know which properties you like and why. CHBO property owners and managers are always looking for feedback on what renters like about their properties and what they could improve to make the next rental even better.

Today, Kerrie Kelly, a professional interior designer gives us some great tips on how to upgrade your kitchen without breaking the bank…

What are Corporate Renters Really Looking for in a Rental Kitchen?
By Kerrie Kelly, ASID

Even in a corporate housing rental the kitchen is considered “the heart of the home”—it’s the epicenter for entertaining guests and holding fun-filled family dinners. Unfortunately, renters are often faced with drab kitchens stocked with outdated appliances, flooring and paint.

As a corporate housing property owner or manager, you can play up the best features of your rental by updating key components of the room with stylish cabinetry, countertops and shelving.

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City Spotlight: Minneapolis Furnished Housing

Moving to a new city can be more than a little bit intimidating, especially if you are only moving for a few months or a year. You’ll be there too long to stay in a hotel, but you won’t be there long enough to really settle in and make it worthwhile to move all of your furniture or buy new furnishings and appliances. That’s why, if you’re headed to Minneapolis for work, you should consider one of the many Minneapolis corporate housing options available through Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO).Minneapolis furnished housing

These houses, apartments, condos, and townhomes are all fully furnished and ready to move in the minute you arrive. They offer the latest appliances and amenities, and they’re within easy commute of most businesses in the city. As you consider your options for housing, take a moment to learn a little bit about Minneapolis and what you have to look forward to while you’re living here.

Minneapolis – Need to Know Info

The Midwest’s second largest metropolitan area, Minneapolis/St. Paul is home to an estimated 3.8 million people. It’s also one of the nation’s most prominent economic and business hubs, making it a big destination for numerous corporations. Several Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here, including US Bancorp, Ameriprise Financial, Target, 3M, Xcel Energy, and Thrivent Financial.

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DIY Rental Style: Designing the Perfect Corporate Housing Rental

How to Design a Corporate Rental Property that is a Must Have Place to Live: 5 DIY Kitchen Sinks to Consider for Your Corporate Home Style

Life is really too short not to have fun or live in a property that is not fun.  As consumers we are conditioned to take what we can get, rather than asking for what we want.  If you are a property owner with a rental property, take a little time and money upfront to design a “Must Have” rental.  Then, take great photos, so potential renters can see all your hard work, and finally enjoy keeping your corporate housing rental always full.  Today Kerrie Kelly, a professional interior designer, talks about the possibilities of what can be done with the kitchen sink…

By Kerrie Kelly, ASID

Sinks are a fairly basic element of kitchen design, so why are they so hard to choose? Depending on which style and material you decide on, sinks can be serious investments, and they can dramatically impact the look and feel of your space. To make the decision less daunting, we’ve come up with a few things that you need to know about kitchen sinks in order to make the most educated (and stylish) choice for your corporate home.

1. Basins and Bowls

designer sink at corporate rental propertyOne or two basins? Or what about three? Do they have to be the same size? These are some of the most basic questions we’re asked about kitchen sinks and their basin

configurations. First, you need to look at how much space you’re working with and what that space will be used for. A deep solo basin is great for simple cooking prep but difficult if you’re juggling clean pots and dirty pans. Two separate basins allow for separate tasks to be performed at the same time, but they might be small and difficult to use when it comes to handling larger dishes. Figure out which configuration will be most useful in your space and you’ve nailed the first step.

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5 Reasons to Choose Corporate Housing by Owner

As a property owner or investor, you will always perform regular assessments of your various holdings to be sure they are generating adequate returns, performing as expected, or if they need to be handled differently to adjust for trends. Because property investment tends to mean holding the asset rather than attempting to sell it, you usually want to hear that trends indicate positive changes in the future.

Fortunately, anyone who has a stake in CorporateHousingByOwner will be able to enjoy some terrific news from reports and statistics about corporate housing trends. With the advent of furnished housing websites, people are traveling more and opting for a “home away from home” experience instead of a standard hotel.

Consumers are choosing furnished rentals for short and long term needs. Nowhere is this more obvious than with corporate apartments. Unlike the vacation oriented sites in which property owners offer short corporate housing by owner logoterm housing in a private home setting, furnished corporate apartments are becoming the preferred accommodation of choice for long term rentals.

A 2014 report from CHBO revealed an impressive range of facts about the entire corporate apartment and short/long term housing market, and from this data, owners can glean many significant facts. Key among them are five very obvious reasons to select corporate housing by owner when you have temporary furnished apartments available.

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3 Ways Short Term Rentals Will Always Be Better Than Hotels

If we were to quickly summarize the three ways that short term rentals are always better than hotels, our list might look like this:

  • More privacy
  • More space
  • A lot more money in the pocket

House for rent logoAfter all, furnished rentals are usually properties that initially were built as homes or as seasonal homes for people who enjoy vacationing or staying in an area. Unlike the hotel-based corporate apartments commonly used, privately owned corporate housing (also described as corporate housing by owner) tends to look and feel nothing like a hotel. The furnished housing of this kind will include apartments, condominiums, townhouses, single-family homes, and more.

Naturally, that means that someone in need of long or short term housing has the option of staying in a place that feels like home. That may not seem like a big deal, but in an article in The New York Times, experts looked at the psychology of moving and relocating and summed it up like this: “Whether one moves frequently or almost never, moving is an intensely emotional experience.” And whether we admit it or not, a long stay away from home is a lot like moving and/or relocating.

So, furnished corporate apartments come with the instant advantage of offering you the ability to feel at home. However, there are still those three points listed above.

Privacy Please!

When you enjoy time in a corporate apartment, you are not going to experience the same lack of privacy that a hotel demands. After all, while you can book a maid service with almost any temporary furnished apartment, you get to decide just who and when this happens.

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