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An Attractive Exterior for Your B & B Property
An Attractive Exterior for Your B & B Property
As part of a property conversion to create a B&B the exterior design is more important than for other types of commercial property as it's the kerb appeal that…...
Bedroom Specifications in a B & B
Bedroom Specifications in a B & B
Converting or building guest rooms for a bed and breakfast means ensuring that they all comply with hotel and fire regulations as well as being stylish and comfortable....
Choosing a Colour Scheme
Choosing a Colour Scheme
Choosing a colour scheme for the various area of a bed and breakfast can be fun but bear in mind that you will have to appeal to everyone and that might mean toning…...
Choosing Furniture For Your Business
Choosing Furniture For Your Business
Choosing the right furniture is important for a bed and breakfast and regular replacement and repair will keep the reputation up, but how can this be done without…...
Communal Rooms in Your B&B
Communal Rooms in Your B&B
Dining rooms are important in a B&B as well as guest rooms and tourists, whether single or in groups, like to relax in lounges, so it's useful if you can make extra…...
Create a Working or Commercial Kitchen
Create a Working or Commercial Kitchen
Planning and designing a kitchen for a bed and breakfast will be important as you will want to get a food hygiene certificate and satisfy environmental health…...
Create an Office in Your B&B
Create an Office in Your B&B
If you are lucky, you will have a spare room that can be given over to an office environment but if not, with the increasing use of technology in today's consumer…...
Creating a Theme For Your B & B
Creating a Theme For Your B & B
It can be a good idea to them your bed and breakfast in a certain way but you do need to be careful that you won't be alienating the majority of visitors....
Energy Efficiency in your B&B
Energy Efficiency in your B&B
From low cost but high impact energy efficiency initiatives, such as more loft insulation and low energy lightbulbs, to renewable energy systems there's a lot that can…...
Ensuite Bathroom Specifications for a B&B
Ensuite Bathroom Specifications for a B&B
Putting up room rates is easier for paying guests to swallow if a bathroom conversion means that they have en suite facilities, but be careful to comply with hotel…...
Extending to Add a Lounge or Dining Room to B & B
Extending to Add a Lounge or Dining Room to B & B
If you are extending your B&B don't make it all bedroom space, consider the lounge and dining room too....
Hiring a Gardener for Your B&B
Hiring a Gardener for Your B&B
If your bed and breakfast has a large garden then you may need help from a gardener, but the summer months are when you'll need the help the most....
Hiring a Plumber
Hiring a Plumber
A plumbing disaster could put off a lot of bed and breakfast guests and they won't come back, nor will they be referring other guests to you so it's critical to find a…...
Hiring an Electrician
Hiring an Electrician
With the tightening of government regulations concerning electrical work in all buildings, including bed and breakfasts, it no longer makes sense to do-it-yourself and…...
Hiring an Interior Designer
Hiring an Interior Designer
Hiring an interior designer might seem like overkill for a humble bed and breakfast but if you want to move your B&B into a different market and aren't sure how bold…...
Is a B&B Conversion Financially Viable?
Is a B&B Conversion Financially Viable?
Before starting your B&B business you should weigh up the cost of converting your property into a bed and breakfast, and making it conform to building and health and…...
Lighting Styles Indoors & Out
Lighting Styles Indoors & Out
Lighting inside a bed and breakfast is important but you should also consider lighting outside your establishment, for security, safety, pleasure and to advertise…...
Planning and Building Regs for a B&B
Planning and Building Regs for a B&B
Planning permission and conformation to building regulations will be required if you are planning to convert your home in a B&B and it's vital to get everything sewn…...
Questions to Ask Property Professionals
Questions to Ask Property Professionals
You may need to call on the expertise of architects builders, engineers and planners when planning the conversion of your property into a B&B....
Specialist Add-ons Such as Swimming Pools or Gyms
Specialist Add-ons Such as Swimming Pools or Gyms
Prestige facilities such as swimming pools and gyms, or niche facilities like provisions for guests' pets, enable you to charge higher rates but you must be sure the…...
What Will Make Your B & B Stand Out?
What Will Make Your B & B Stand Out?
Making your bed and breakfast stand out from the rest isn’t easy, particularly if there's a lot of local competition, but some lateral thought and a concerted…...
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