Creating the Perfect Guest Room for Your Home
Whether you’re hosting friends or family members, you’ll want to create a guest room that feels like home. Making guests feel comfortable doesn’t require luxury–just thoughtful details and an emphasis on comfort. To create a guest room that brims with welcoming ambience, be sure to keep the following tips in mind.
A great quality bed is important to any guest room design; however, if you host families with kids, you might need to think outside of the box. A full-size or queen-size bed will usually take up the bulk of the room’s space, so you may not be able to fit other bedding options for guests with children. Why not make use of the vertical space? Our contractors can create loft beds that can easily accommodate kids and teenagers. More stylish than a pull-out sofa, loft beds leave your floor space free so you can add other important features like dressers, nightstands, and even a desk.
Be sure to adorn your guest room’s beds with plush linens. Your guest will appreciate the soft touch when they retire for the night. Investing in Egyptian cotton may seem like a big expense, but this type of cotton is designed for lasting softness and will held up well wash after wash. A comforter and various hypo-allergenic pillow options are also important ways to create cozy beds.
In many homes, the guest room tends to do double-duty as an office or sewing space for those times when there aren’t any guests. We can help homeowners create simply fold-away features like shelf desks that can be folded up when guests visit. We can install Murphy-style beds, for example, or compact laptop desks that hang from the wall. When these items aren’t needed, they can be conveniently secured to the wall where they’ll stay out of the way until needed.
During their stay, guests may crave some privacy during down times. If you have young children, you might want to soundproof your guest room so that guests can relax undisturbed. To enhance privacy, be sure that your window treatments are designed to effectively block light and noise. If you don’t have a bathroom near your guest room, consider installing one. An extra bathroom always comes in handy and will even increase the value of your home.
Your guests will likely bring along their important devices like tablets, smartphones, and laptops. Be sure to outfit your guest room with charging stations for these technology devices. You can purchase nightstands that have built-in USB chargers or we can custom create charging stations for you. In addition, if you want to mount a flat screen television, we can secure this feature to any wall you choose.
Creating a home away from home for your guests is a gratifying experience. Consider these tips when designing a guest room for your home. If you need custom features, be sure to contact us. We can help you with the design and implementation of all your ideas.
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