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5 Top Tips To Create A Warm and Inviting Guest Home

A carriage house or guest home, is the perfect oasis for guests to slip away and enjoy their private space. Casitas can be the perfect charming and functional addition to any property, while adding character and value to your home. Here are some quick ideas for designing a custom home carriage house that guests and you will love.

  1. Architecture and Design:

   – Ensure that the design of the carriage house complements the architectural style of the main residence and other structures on the property.

   – Consider incorporating traditional elements such as carriage doors, cupolas, and dormer windows to reflect the overall aesthetic of your home.

   – Opt for an open floor plan with a living area, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette to provide guests with all the comforts of home.

   – Include amenities like heating, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi to ensure year-round comfort and connectivity.

  1. Multi-Purpose Space:

   – Design the carriage house to serve multiple functions beyond guest accommodation, such as a home office, studio, or recreational space.

   – Flexible furnishings such as a sofa bed, bunk beds or a Murphy bed can maximize the versatility of the space, allowing it to accommodate different needs.

  1. Privacy and Accessibility:

   – Position the carriage house in a secluded area of the property to provide guests with privacy and tranquility.

   – Ensure easy access to the carriage house from the main residence while maintaining a sense of separation and independence for guests.

  1. Outdoor Living Space:

   – Enhance the guest experience with outdoor living areas such as a covered patio, deck, or courtyard where guests can relax and enjoy the surrounding landscape.

   – Consider adding amenities like a fountain, fire pit, grill, fireplace, statement lighting or outdoor seating to create inviting spaces for socializing and entertaining.


    5. Sustainability and Energy-Efficiency:

   – Integrate sustainable features such as energy-efficient windows, insulation, and HVAC systems to reduce energy consumption and lower utility costs.

   – Consider incorporating renewable energy sources such as solar panels or geothermal heating to further enhance the sustainability of the casita or guest home.

By carefully considering these factors and incorporating them into the design and utilization of a carriage house for guests, you can create a welcoming and functional space that adds value and versatility to your property.

Are you ready to build a custom in Sedgwick County? Call Paul Gray Homes today at 316-990-0000.