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How to Create the Best Guest Suite in Your Home

Welcoming guests into your home is always exciting. Providing them with a comfortable and inviting space can make their stay memorable and enjoyable. If you have friends or family in town, having a well-designed guest suite can make a significant difference. We’ve compiled a number of ways to create the best guest suite in your home, ensuring your guests have a comfortable stay.

Make Comfort a Priority

The first step to an ideal guest room is creating a comfortable, relaxing, and peaceful space. To do this, focus on the basics. You should have a high-quality mattress, fresh bedding, pillows, and extra blankets. Additionally, if you are building your home, consider adding a ceiling fan with lights; if you already have your guest space finished, purchase a free-standing fan for guests who run hot or enjoy white noise while they sleep. Since your company will have luggage, provide a dedicated storage space for them, whether that’s a dresser, closet, or clothing rack.

Choose the Right Location

Consider the location of your guest suite within your home. Ideally, it should be a space that offers a sense of privacy, allowing your guests to relax. If possible, opt for a room that's away from the main living area and bedrooms, providing a quiet space for them to unwind.

Furnish with Functionality

The guest suite should be functional. Include a comfortable chair or a small seating area for reading or relaxation. Additionally, if your guests need a place to work, add a desk with a chair with basic office necessities such as paper and pens. You should also include tech-friendly amenities such as a charging station, reliable Wi-Fi, and a small TV or stereo.

Privacy and Security

Privacy and security are essential for any guest. If you are customizing your home, plan for a private bathroom connected to the guest suite. Stock it with fresh towels, toiletries, and essentials like soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Install blackout curtains or blinds to offer both privacy and control over natural light. Ensure the windows have locks for added security and peace of mind.

Personal Touches

Finally, add personal touches to show your guests you've thought about their comfort. A small note, some fresh flowers, or their favorite snacks can go a long way in making them feel appreciated and welcomed.

Creating the best guest suite in your home involves a combination of comfort, functionality, and customization. By focusing on creating a relaxing and welcoming space, you'll provide your guests with a wonderful experience during their stay. If you are building a custom home, contact Paul Gray Homes 316-990-0000 to speak to an expert about building your dream home.