Your own home has the potential to become an excellent social space, one that allows you to welcome and host friends and family without needing to spend money on activities and spaces elsewhere. However, if your kitchen isn’t ready to accommodate and your guest room isn’t up to scratch, then your friends are likely to leave wishing that the get-together had been held elsewhere.
Having a suitable home for guests isn’t the same as having comfort and luxury for yourself. In fact, there are a number of important assets and design considerations that need to be in place if guests are to be like they are truly at home. With this in mind, we’ve put together the essential considerations for designing a home that is fit for guests, allowing you to be an excellent and effortless host.
Create An Aroma
Your home has an aroma. This is an unavoidable truth, one that, over time, it is easy for a homeowner to forget. Our own senses become accustomed to scents, causing us to miss them. To a guest, however, an aroma, whether pleasant or unpleasant, will be obvious. Be sure to keep enjoyable scents within your home, whether in the form of candles or potpourri. These will help you to make a great first impression on your visitor, allowing them to feel immediately comfortable.
Room To Stay
Pulling out an inflatable bed or offering up your sofa may have been acceptable during younger years, but as an adult it is uncouth. Not only will your guests be unable to properly relax but they may also experience discomfort and pains by sleeping in uncomfortable ways and without privacy. If you aren’t able to offer a spare room or attic space, consider log cabins and summer houses instead. These easy-to-create luxury outbuildings can be effortlessly converted into guest bedrooms, making for a decadent place to stay.
Make Some Room
A guest’s comfort is the result of clear direction. If at any point they are unsure where to sit or place their belongings, they will start to feel uncertain and stress. Having a tidy interior design that guides visitors through the home, leading them to the dinner table, kitchen island, or couch, ensures that they are able to relax within a new space.
Stock The Necessities
Having a linen closet, one that is organised and abundant, will ensure that your guests are able to help themselves to any items they may need or have forgotten, such as towels and robes. Being able to offer these eliminates potential stress from their stay and demonstrates what a considerate host you are.
Much like with aromas, it is easy for homeowners to overlook and become accustomed to certain areas of untidiness. These corners of dust and untidy shelves are overlooked on a daily basis. Yet, for a fresh pair of eyes, they become clear. Before any guest arrives, be sure to give your home a detailed consideration, checking areas outside of your usual routine. By doing so, you’ll be able to spot any potentially embarrassing blights before they do!