A Sweet Escape
Whether you’ve got an entirely separate structure on your property, a whole floor, or even just a couple of rooms to spare for a guest suite, its important to make visitors feel welcome in your home. Sure, you could clear out a space for them to squeeze in and sleep, but why not extend the invitation to relax and stay awhile, to enjoy some time away from their everyday lives and really be your guest?
If you’re a little short on square footage, make the most of what you’re working with by creating a guest suite with a cozy bedroom and en-suite bath. By carving out that dedicated area for them, you’ve provided your guests with room to breathe and enough of a separation that they have some privacy when they need it, rather than feeling as though they’ve been dropped into the middle of your daily confusion. Pay attention to detail the same way you would in your master suite—use stylish, high quality materials so that nothing seems like an afterthought. This is an intentional space, so make it look that way! Add a luxurious soaker tub or a walk-in shower to create a spa-like space in the bathroom, and add finishing details to the bedroom like crown molding or even a fireplace to keep your guests warm and toasty.
Making the Guest List
If you have room to spread out, whether it’s in a separate guest cottage or a finished basement, use that to your advantage. Add a kitchenette where your guests can easily access some snacks or whip up full meals for themselves; and consider creating a separate entrance so that they can come and go as they please. Think of this guest suite almost as an apartment and incorporate those features into your plan. You’ll need a bedroom and bathroom, even a small living and dining area. It may be smaller in size than an actual home, but a fully realized guest suite can be a great place to go big on design; and it’s something that will make your place the place to be. A guest suite should not only be livable, but also loveable, so work with a custom home builder or home remodeling contractor to help you achieve your goal. They’ll be able to guide you on ways of maximizing the space you have and offer you solutions that fit your needs and your budget.
Make your guests’ experience a truly sweet one! Consult with the team at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., today!