Expecting some overnight visitors? Not that strange, considering it’s that time of year and all, but what if your home isn’t fortunate enough to dish up an extra bedroom for guests?
Then you improvise, like this…
1. How many guests are you expecting?
First of all, determine the amount of guests and how long they’re staying. Then it’s really just a matter of matching up those needs with your available space to see what’s available (and what you can afford to add/build).
2. Who are those guests?
Who you’re expecting can also dictate the type and amount of space they’ll require. For instance, you (hopefully) won’t give your parents (who are visiting for a week) the living room couch while your one colleague (who’s only staying one night) has an entire bedroom to him/herself, right?
3. How long and how often?
Speaking of guests who are staying for a few days, it’s worth putting some effort into their sleeping- and bathing arrangements, don’t you think? Make sure you boost your home’s and guests’ comfort by offering:
• Storage space for clothing
• Seating space in your living/dining rooms
• Relevant office/technological facilities, like Wi-Fi
• The appropriate amount of privacy during their stay.
4. Make a guest bedroom in your: Home office
Many modern furnishings have the ability to transform into a Murphy bed, including various office furniture. The upside to this is that having a bed / sleeper couch in your home office adds to its functionality (great for reading, napping, etc.).
However, things can get awkward if you really need to access your home office with its sleeping guests.