Renovation of Bed and Breakfast
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You have decided to handle un bed and breakfast in your apartment, open a guest house and start investing in tourist reception? Excellent solution to increase your earnings and family properties.

But where to start? Generally, it is necessary to build jobs renovation of the bed and breakfast for optimize spaces and get in line with the regional legislation. Let's clarify the ideas.

Guest house or holiday home? Here's how to make the right choices

The first question you have to ask yourself is: "Is it better to open a B&B, a landlord or a holiday home?". The choice depends on the characteristics of the property and the place where it is located. You will also need to evaluate your entrepreneurial inclinations. In fact, the characteristics that differentiate the various activities are:

  • classification as entrepreneurial or non-entrepreneurial activities
  • maximum number of rooms and beds available
  • whether or not the manager must be resident in the property
  • presence and characteristics of spaces for common use

Remember that regional regulations vary depending on the case but in general almost all of them also include other forms of lease including: Hiking Refuges, Mountain Refuges and Hostels. You have so many choices to make at this stage.

Restyling or renovation of the bed and breakfast?

If you decide to open a bed & breakfast you will immediately understand that it is difficult for the characteristics of a common home to be combined with current regulations: password

You will have to make new bathrooms and new bedrooms and give the furniture details that give comfort to the rooms.

People who choose this type of accommodation instead of the hotel, do not do it to save money (now the prices per night are similar to hotels) but to feel pampered and warm as at home. Never forget it when you think about the furnishings and all the accessories. Many of our customers have had the good fortune with small restyling works, to open the business quickly without too much cost.

For example, performing only the kitchen makeover common or the transformation of a living room into a bedroom.


  • The systems (electrical, hydraulic, gas, various heating systems) must comply with the relevant certificate of conformity. There is no escaping security checks!
  • The number of rooms in which to receive guests is defined by the individual regional regulations. It swings between the 3 and the 6 rooms, with a maximum of beds included between 6 and 18.
  • The minimum size of the rooms is governed by regional regulations but in general we are on the 8-9 sqm for a single room and 12-15 sqm for double rooms.
  • The bathrooms they must be at least one for every three rooms.

The costs to open a B & b

At the beginning of any project the main thing is to plan. To determine the costs of your renovation and the furniture you will need, you need to talk to the architect. Together you will have to identify the peculiarities of project in detail: arrangement of rooms, list of furniture to be purchased (number of beds, sofas, desks, televisions).

The recapitulating project will consist of:

  • drawings
  • metric calculation to entrust the work to the company
  • list of furniture to buy

With this material, you will know in a few days how much your future investment is. Only from that moment will you be able to make your way between: financing, loans and the study of incentives capable of amortizing expenses. Usually the investment is repaid in a few years and in some cases even months depending on the commitment of promotion, management and the place where you will find yourself carrying out the activity.

Authorizations to open a Bed & Breakfast

First of all you need to know that the legislation is a regional competence, but the bodies that deal with the issue of authorizations and final controls are the municipalities. Armed with patience your dream is approaching.

What are the authorizations and documents to be requested?

  • CILA (building practices to authorize renovation work if necessary)
  • Cadastral update of the plan (at the end of the works)
  • SCIA for the start of the accommodation business.

Documents to be delivered to the SUAR One-Stop Shop for Accommodation Activities.

What if the condominium doesn't want you to open a B&B?

This isn't the first time we've heard this kind of question. An important ruling, dated 2008, of the Constitutional Court ruled that the activity of B&B cannot be subordinated to the permission of the condominium. However, the regions have partially protected the condominiums with further regulations. For example, the new law of the Lazio Region provides for the obligation to attach a copy of the communication to the Condominium of the start of the activity to be activated to the Certified Start of Activity Report (i.e. the SCIA). However, do not be discouraged, you have the green light for your new business!

At the fiscal level, the activity of B&B exercised on an occasional basis does not entail the opening of a VAT number, the only tax to be paid is that for IRPEF purposes. The owner must always issue a receipt, even if not fiscal.

Renovation of Bed and Breakfast

Why renovate if you have to rent?

In the age of the web, where it is assumed that you yourself will showcase your B&B, know that you will be confronted with hundreds of businesses like yours. The right photos, the light of the rooms studied, a furniture and a subdivision of the spaces ad hoc will make the difference in your income.

Entrust yourself to professionals of house renovation, because this is the best way to save time and money. We will take care of everything whether it is the design and construction supervision for a room, a small apartment, a villa or a rustic farmhouse.

Do you have an old house available and are you thinking of transforming it so that it becomes profitable?

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