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Your Guide To Making A Guest Room That Feels Like Home

by Craig Boltman 02/25/2019

For frequent hosts owning your own home is an exciting upgrade to your hospitality skill set. A home large enough to include a guest room for friends and family to stay the night allows you to provide a homey overnight stay that trumps a hotel experience every time.

To create the perfect home away from home guest room for visitors just follow this guide.

First things first, keep it tidy over time. Don’t fall to temptation and use it as a catch-all storage room. This will just lead to more clean up before guests arrive and detract from the home away from home experience if they feel like they are staying in a glorified storage closet.

Before guests arrive freshen up the room by dusting, cracking a window for fresh air, spritz linens with a spray, and vacuum the floors.

Stock your guest bathroom well with toilet paper, tissues, q-tips and cotton balls. Keep two full matching sets of towels folded up nicely and in the open for guests to easily grab. Take a page from the hotel room playbook and have decorative shelving for this very purpose. Either mount shelving to the wall or find a standalone unit that matches your decor.

Have toiletries on hand in case guests have forgotten any while packing. Include new, individually packaged toothbrushes, a tube of toothpaste and travel size deodorants for example. It is always thoughtful to stock the medicine cabinet with the basics.

Stock up on luxurious soaps, lotions, and shampoos to keep on hand in your guest bathroom. It’s best to also keep these out in the open so it is obvious to guests it is for their use. Tiered cake stands, catch-all bowls and clear jars are a great way to put these stylishly on display.

Offer the perfect sleeping experience by including a light bedding option and a warmer one - no matter the season. An ottoman at the foot of the bed with extra blankets and pillows will help guests feel at home to set up the bed their way.

Lay down on the bed to get a feel for how it would be for your guests. In fact, interacting in the room as if you are your guest is a great way to discover what your room is missing. Offer plenty of lighting. Bedside lamps in addition to the ceiling light allow guests to create ambiance or stay up reading while their partner snoozes.  

Decorate the room to keep it cohesive with and as homey as the rest of the house. Hang pictures of friends and family. Frame a decorative image that has your wifi network and password readily available for guests to log in. Include fresh cut flowers and seasonal decor.

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Craig Boltman

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s one of the most important transactions you’ll ever experience; no matter what, it’s also an emotional one. Maybe it’s where your kids grew up, or it’s where you’re hoping to retire. As your REALTOR, I want to ensure that your emotional investment is protected just as carefully as your financial investment. I take great pride in being ethical, honest, and professional in all dealings with my clients, and in being as knowledgeable as possible so that I can answer all your questions. Let me know what I can do for you, and I look forward to working with you! 

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Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDRE)

Certified e-Pro with National Association of REALTORS® 

Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS)

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

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Residential real estate in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and surrounding areas