The Summer Home Design Package: What's Included?

Jan 19, 2024, written by Dennis Shirshikov

Embark on a journey of transformation with Summer's Customized Home Design Package, a tailor-made solution for homeowners and property investors alike. At Summer, we believe that every home has the potential to be a sanctuary of style and comfort. Discover the magic behind our bespoke design process through this step by step outline. From the initial consultation to the final touches of decor, we meticulously craft each space to reflect your personal taste while maximizing rental appeal and functionality. Whether you're looking to revamp your property for the rental market or create your dream home, this article provides a comprehensive look into how Summer’s design expertise can elevate any space into a masterpiece of livability and style.

The Value of Professional Home Design

The significance of home design in enhancing short-term rental performance cannot be overstated. In the competitive landscape of vacation rentals, a property's design is a pivotal factor that can set it apart. Thoughtful and appealing home design not only captures the attention of potential renters browsing online listings but also significantly contributes to their overall experience. A well-designed space, which balances aesthetics with functionality, creates a welcoming and memorable atmosphere, encouraging positive reviews and repeat bookings. Furthermore, a strategically designed home can highlight unique features and optimize the use of space, making it more appealing to a diverse range of guests. This attention to design details extends beyond mere decoration; it includes considering the flow of the space, the comfort of the furnishings, and the practicality of the layout. Ultimately, investing in good home design is not just about creating a visually appealing space; it’s about enhancing guest satisfaction, increasing occupancy rates, and ultimately driving better rental performance. Click here to learn more about the value of professional design for short term rentals. 

The Summer Home Design Package & Process

At Summer our expert designers will be with you every step of the way to understand your home, your needs and better recommend what enhancements can elevate your homes success, nightly revenue and functionality. Discover the Summer design process and learn the ways that Summer can streamline and elevate your vacation home to maximize results. Learn more about Summer here.

1. Introductory call with the Summer team

Have a get-to-know-you call with our Head of Experience and our Head of Design and Installation, where you’ll be walked through the process and next steps. Kids? Pets? We love to gather any & all information that will help us design a space that is comfortable, practical, and feels like home.

Summer's Design + Installation Team works alongside our stellar Experience Team to transform our homes into properties that are true to their market, and that will provide a best-in-class guest experience to maximize homeowner return. Home pictured: Stony Clove by Summer | Lanesville, NY

2. Tailored presentation of your home’s design direction

Our design team will present the changes that they’ll be making to the home– including customized mood-boards and furniture/decor selections– based on information gathered from your initial conversations. Our process includes one round of revisions based on your initial feedback; while we will endeavor to incorporate this feedback, we also ask that you trust our expertise to optimize the home for short-term rental success.

Home pictured: Hover Avenue by Summer | Germantown, NY

3. Fully-managed home installation & setup

During this (exciting!) time, our team will oversee construction, furniture delivery, and the setup of all essentials and finishing touches that make a Summer home. Our goal is to take every headache and hassle out of the process. After the process is complete, we’ll have the home professionally staged and photographed, ready to be launched into the Summer network with amenities proven to optimize return– so you can make memories while you’re there, and money while you’re not.

Home pictured: Del Sol by Summer | Joshua Tree, CA

Summer’s Expertise in Effective Short Term Rental Design

From elevating hundreds of short term rentals to maximize space, functionality, and appeal, Summer’s design experts are some of the most experienced in the industry. Not only can Summer’s designers find innovative ways to make your home unique, they also know the ways, big and small, to make your home stand out in the market among competitors and secure more booking, foster positive reviews, and increase nightly revenue to boost long term success. Click on the articles below to discover the many ways Summer can elevate your short term rental property through these unique tips and recommendations:

How Summer Can Help

Summer’s design service is more than an aesthetic enhancement; it's a strategic tool designed to increase rental income, minimize unnecessary costs, and enhance the guest experience. From optimizing hundreds of rentals, our team of design and STR experts have the tools, connections, and experience to make long-term, low-maintenance recommendations, in addition to steering clear of unattractive design-styles and costly projects. Click here to learn more about Summer’s services.

Ready to start the Summer design process? Book a free consultation with Summer’s design experts today. 

About Summer

Summer offers innovative solutions designed to streamline and enhance the vacation rental experience for both property owners and guests. Central to their offerings is a professional interior design service tailored for short-term rentals, ensuring properties are not only visually appealing but also functional and guest-friendly. This service extends from conceptual design to furniture sourcing, with a keen focus on creating spaces that attract positive reviews and repeat bookings. 

In addition to design services, Summer excels in comprehensive property management and flexible financing options, aiding property owners in renovations and cash flow management. Click here to visit and learn more.

This article was written by
Dennis Shirshikov

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