What would constitute capital expenses when running an AirBnb business apart from furniture?
Capital is the opposite of consumable. Capital expenses would be anything that has a life span and would include sheets and towels, coffee machine, TV, Roku, furniture, lock box for keys, rekeying an existing separate apartment, building a closet, lighting, dishes and silverware, decor (a word I detest) items, rewiring, etc.
Consumables are things that are, well, consumed such as toilet paper, soap, shampoo, food items, waste basket liners, vacuum bags.
The labor involved (i.e. creating the listing on Airbnb, taking photos, etc.) could potenially be a capital expense as well. Please speak with someone who knows what they’re talking about though.
Labor is never a capital expense.
We bought a small but powerful separate AC/Heat unit to fit high on the wall of our cabana – $3000 installed. Definitely a capital expense, as was the Queen bed.