Quick answer: A platform bed frame that is sturdy and affordablee
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Why should I use a platform bed for my HomeAway?
Platform bed frames are uniquely suited for HomeAway rentals. They don’t need a box spring so it eliminated one more thing to buy or replace. They are more sturdy construction than most traditional frames. And, they are lower to the ground so guest's rooms appear large and airy. But the biggest reason is that platform beds are more photogenic. Everybody that books with you will be doing so based on the pictures in your listing. The picture of the bed is one of the primary photos that guest view. A platform bed can make your bed picture pop which can dramatically increase your bookings.
Why do I need to make sure my HomeAway bed is sturdy?
Because who knows what guests do behind closed doors. As friendly as they are to your face once they are alone in your Airbnb eventually someone will do something dumb. I recommend a bed frame that offers center supports to help it survive. If your current bed frame does not have them then the well-placed piece of 2 x 4 will do the trick. If you are in the market for new bed frame go with one that has center supports.
Why should I NOT spend a lot of money on a bed frame for my HomeAway?
Everything in a rental will eventually need to be replaced. So make sure you find a bed frame that balances cost and quality. It needs to be nice enough that guests feel comfortable, but not so expensive that it will break you when it comes time to buy a replacement. For most hosts, about $150 to $250 is a good range.