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I love interior design and have read or watched about interior design for many years. I have found a few good shows about design as it relates to STR that I really enjoyed. I thought I’d share here in hopes that there are others that I may have missed.
The first one was the one on Netflix called Stay Here. I’m sure most people are familiar with it. Kind of big budget remodeling stuff, but fun to dream.
The second is called Cash Pad on CNBC. Similar premise, redesign a place to maximize ROI.
The third is from the other side. It’s a guy who travels around to tiny STRs for weekends and rates them from a guest point of view. It’s on The Design Network which is a Canadian channel I think. I get on my iPad or Roku. Here is a pic of what the app looks like.
I prefer to get this sort of feedback from my guests as they are the ones attracted to my type of listing.
I do market research with all of my guests to find out what made them choose my place and then post stay I ask for honest feedback on what they liked most and what I could to do improve my place and leave a box of them to drop in their comments @Primdawg
I don’t watch much TV but I do like these kinds of shows as a source of ideas. It’s the same as reading a magazine article or taking a “tour of homes.” Just keep in mind that they are trying to sell something and you’ll be fine.
I had to go to the hospital a few weeks ago for something super scary that turned out to be fine. HGTV Canada was playing in the waiting area, and I think it might have been that Scott’s Vacation thing – something like it anyway.
I don’t know that I am a fan, but it sure helped calm me down. All of us in the waiting room, clutching our health cards and take-a-number and COVID self-assessment sheets, were glued to it.