When you bought your home, you may have been financially comfortable. Even if your financial situation has only improved since you moved in, you may want to make further improvements.
If you have an extra bedroom or two in your house that will only be used rarely or not at all, you may grow interested in running a vacation rental. You can provide a private bedroom to each guest along with access to most shared areas that include the kitchen, living room, and a bathroom. When preparing your property, you should hire a locksmith to work on a few projects.
Even without vacationers staying over, you may want your home to be protected. This is the perfect time to upgrade to new window locks that provide better security. Spending extra on the window locks in the rental bedroom will help you impress guests and make them feel safe.
Most homes have cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms. Your home may even have cabinets in the hallway and inside closets. If you have items that you do not want any vacationers to access, you may think about putting everything in your bedroom or even renting a storage unit. A great alternative is using a locksmith to install locks on some of the cabinet doors in your home.
This will allow you to provide access to some cabinets for towels, plates, bowls, or even storage. But, you will also have areas where you can keep items secure almost everywhere in the home.
If you are not offering your garage as a place for vacationers to park, you should not hesitate to lock up this space. The garage door may already have a lock, but you can install a lock on the door that goes into your home to prevent guests from accessing the garage without your permission. If you have a washer and dryer in the garage, you will benefit from giving your guests access.
Although door locks can last a long time, they will age and wear down in effectiveness. Before you open up a vacation rental is the perfect time to reinforce your exterior doors. You can install new locks that will provide extra security or even switch to an electronic front door lock. A great addition is a lock on the bedroom door so that your guests can lock it for complete privacy.
Hiring a commercial locksmith is a smart move when you are turning your home into a vacation rental.