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Summer Home Style - October 2009
Choosing the Right Furniture for Vacation Rental Properties

Furnishing a vacation rental property is very different than furnishing a home. Commercial-grade furnishings are necessary to best protect your investment and withstand the heavy wear and environmental elements of coastal vacation rental properties commonly face.


*Choose a sleeper sofa with a commercial sleeper mechanism. This component is designed to be opened & closed every day of the rental season, whereas residential sleeper sofas are designed to be pulled out only once or twice a year.
*Be sure the sleeper sofa has a 6" innerspring mattress - this is the thickest mattress that can be put into a sleeper mechanism. It will give your sofa the best wearability & be more comfortable for your guests.
*High-density flame retardant seat foam wears better over time & also offers a necessary safety measure - if a guest burns a hole in a seat it will not ignite the fabric or spread any further.
* A solid wood frame is the basis of a sturdy, durable piece of furniture.
*Heavy-weight woven upholstery fabrics of polyester blends wear best in a coastal rental environment. Inevitable accidents, stains, suntan lotion, sun exposure, & other wear would heavily damage a cotton fabric.
*Arm caps should be included on all upholstered pieces. The arms on upholstered furniture take a lot of wear, so this will give you some extra protection.

*Thermal blackout lining both blocks bright morning sunlight, which can be bothersome to sleeping guests, as well as keeps your property cool in the summer & warm in the winter.
*Fade-resistant fabrics offer the longest-lasting solution for the direct sunlight coastal window treatments face.
*An easy-to-use, heavy-duty installation system protects your draperies & keeps hands off the fabrics.


*Specialty hospitality-style bedspreads in synthetic print materials wear better against possible stains, suntan lotion, & other mishaps than cotton bedspreads.
*Fade-resistant fabrics offer longer-lasting protection against bright direct sun exposure.
*The bed-in-a-bag does not well work in a rental environment. One-piece throw bedspreads create a completed look & are easier for housekeeping to keep up with.


*Vacationers want carefree, hard surfaces on tables & dressers, like glass tops. These are easy to keep clean & will not leave stains or condensation "rings" behind.
*Durable rattan pieces work best in coastal rentals. They do not chip like painted furniture or solid pieces & are sturdier than "wood" pieces, which are mostly particle board.
*Bedroom dressers, nightstands, and chests with gliders on the sides of the drawers are typically sturdier and more durable than drawers with middle gliders.

A Summer Home has more than 20 years experience furnishing coastal resorts & rental properties wtih decorative & durable furnishings. Contact us with any questions or for a complimentary unit inspection if you need further assistance or to request fabric samples.

New Showroom Updates

Be sure to stop by our showroom location the next time you're at the beach and check out our new look!

New Roads Improve Area Travel
This summer two new bridges opened, making getting around the Myrtle Beach area's heavy traffic a bit easier.
In July the Fantasy Harbour Bridge opened to traffic. The roadway crosses the Intracoastal Waterway, connecting George Bishop Parkway on the west and Harrelson Boulevard on the east. The bridge gives those coming from the west side of Highway 501 an easier way to connect to Highway 17 Bypass heading south as well as an alternate route to the airport, Coastal Grand Mall, and Market Commons.
Another Intracoastal Waterway-spanning road project is complete in North Myrtle Beach. The Robert Edge Parkway (also referred to as the North Myrtle Beach Main Street Connector) officially opened earlier this month. The 2.7-mile stretch meets Highway 17 at Main Street and goes over the waterway, connecting to Highway 31 and Highway 90. The Parkway not only provides useful access to the North Myrtle Beach area as an alternate to Highway 17, it also offers an important evacuation route.

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