Property Style DIY: Great Corporate Housing Rentals

Great Corporate Housing Rentals have Great Bathroom Style!
Have you read The Corporate Housing Handbook? If you have, you already know that the bathroom is just as important as any other room! If you haven’t taken a look, it is in your Dashboard Resource Center. Never, under any circumstance is dirt or mold acceptable in a great corporate housing rental property and as you will see in the following article, by award winning designer Kerrie Kelly, you can have an amazing bathroom with very little investment. All it takes is a weekend and some DIY fun!

6 Reasons You Should Install a Freestanding Bathroom Vanity

By Kerrie Kelly, ASID
Photos provided by HomeDecorators.com

A bathroom makeover is one of the most satisfying weekend projects you can take on. It’s a small space, it’s a budget-friendly project, and it’s one that allows you to enjoy the fruits of your labor almost instantly.

A fresh coat of paint, some new window treatments, and fun linens and accessories will do wonders, but if you want to make a Designer Bathroom in corporate rentalchange that really stands out, consider replacing your built-in bathroom vanity with one that’s freestanding.

Fear not! It’s a much simpler project than you might think, and it’s the perfect opportunity to reinvent the appearance of an important space without the chaos that comes with a major renovation. From sleek and modern to elegant and ornate, there are plenty of freestanding vanity options to create a beautiful bathroom that’s both functional and fashionable.

All About the Options

Did you know that freestanding vanities are available in the same styles and structures as built-ins? Plus, a freestanding unit adds a touch of ‘home’ (great for making business travelers feel at ease), rather than fading into the background like some built-in vanities tend to do. You also have a lot of options to peruse, like single or double sinks in one vanity, or marbled versus textured wood countertops. A look we love (if you and your space can handle it) is two separate, freestanding vanities to create more depth in an otherwise blasé bathroom.

Beat the Built-In ‘Blahs’

Most builder installs tend to be pretty generic in terms of look and style, but a freestanding Executive Rental bathroomunit can have the opposite effect, fashioninga very design-specific look. This look is achieved by tying in the countertop, the sink, the cabinet style, and the hardware to create a style that suits you and your space. You still have that cohesion, with a look your tenants will appreciate.

Wow in a Weekend

Plumbing in the kitchen and bathroom are actually much simpler updates than most people realize. While you may not choose to do the project yourself, the good news is that the ease of the job keeps the price down if you decide to look for outside help. Because the main plumbing is already there, the bulk of the labor is in removing the old unit and connecting the existing plumbing to the new unit. Oh, and don’t forget the faucet and hardware! Be sure to check that your new vanity includes hoses and hardware, and if it doesn’t, follow the enclosed directions to purchase the correct hook-ups and accessories.

A Stand-Out Space

Because the bathroom tends to be a space of its own in terms of design and use, you have more freedom to stray from the styles that are on display in the more public parts of your home. There is no shortage of options when it comes to cabinetry. Don’t be afraid to choose something you love that doesn’t necessarily play well with the style of the other cabinetry in the house.

Classic Style bathroom in executive rentalFurniture with Function 

Of course, one of the main advantages to choosing a freestanding vanity is that it reads more like a piece of furniture that you chose specifically, as opposed to something that was just haphazardly placed when you moved in. Curating a unique space for your guests shows your personal sense of style and design know-how.

Fast Facelift

A freestanding vanity set dramatically updates the space and immediately injects personality into the home. By virtue of the bathroom’s size, this relatively minor makeover hugely increases the statement your room makes. Your newly prettied powder room will thank you for making a freestanding vanity the focal point of your space.

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About Kimberly Smith

Kimberly Smith is an accomplished entrepreneur and published author with more than 20 years experience as an entrepreneur in the areas of real estate, property management, corporate housing, website development and franchising. In 1999 Kimberly and her husband/ business partner, Eric, launched AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc., a multi-million dollar success story. AvenueWest provides real estate property management of furnished residential properties offering full service corporate housing services to upscale executive travelers in need of a monthly lodging solution. A recognized leader in the industry, they were awarded CHPA’s 2010 Provider Company of the Year Award and listed for 3 consecutive years on Inc Magazine’s Inc 5000 list of the countries fastest growing businesses. Inspired to help people find corporate housing and real estate solutions on a national basis, Kimberly and Eric came up with a business idea to create a national resource dedicated to connecting furnished rental properties with executive renters. In 2006 CorporateHousingbyOwner.com (CHBO) was launched, the first-of-its-kind online portal connecting furnished rentals and the traveling public. In 2013 CHBO was recognized by CHPA as the Associate Company of the Year. In 2009 AvenueWest Global Franchise was launched allowing for the national expansion of the AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing product. Current offices are located in Phoenix, Atlanta, Fort Collins, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Denver and Colorado Springs.

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