Did you know that spending more time with friends and family offers tons of health benefits, from reducing stress to encouraging healthy eating?
However, if you don’t live close to your loved ones, it can be hard to spend as much time together as you’d like.
But what if you had your very own luxury guest home?
Creating a dedicated space for visitors to stay in is a great way to enhance your life, and it doesn’t need to be difficult.
Keep reading for some top tips on creating your own guest house.
Ensure It Matches Your Property
Unless you want your guest home to stick out like a sore thumb, you need to make sure that it matches the rest of your property.
Choose materials, colors, and designs that are similar to the main house, or make choices that complement your home without matching perfectly.
If possible, hire a company with good knowledge of local building trends and traditions – they’ll be able to help you make the best decisions.
Make It Suitable for Kids and Elders
If you have a diverse group of friends or a big family, you’ll need your guest home to be suitable for visitors of all ages.
If you have elderly visitors, think about accessibility and avoid steep steps, uneven flooring, or stairs without handrails. For kids, think about the safety of the building, and provide adequate room for cots, changing tables, strollers, etc.
If you don’t make your guest home accessible, you might as well not build it at all.
Provide Smart Storage Space
Just because people are coming to visit, doesn’t mean they don’t need storage space.
Since your guest house is likely to be pretty small, you’ll need to be smart about storage solutions. You could opt for built-in wardrobes, narrow shelves to make use of small spaces, under bed storage, and hanging containers.
Factor storage into your plans from the start and it will be much easier to create a guest house that’s comfortable and practical.
Create Plenty of Natural Lighting
There’s nothing worse than staying a dark, dingy guest house, especially if it’s an extended visit.
To make your guest house as welcoming as possible, be sure to create plenty of natural lighting. You could install large windows, double doors, or skylights.
Adding mirrors will help to make darker spaces feel lighter, and painting the walls white or cream will also help brighten things up.
Your guest house should be fresh and light – not dark and dismal.
Why Create Your Own Guest Home?
If you wish you could spend more time with friends and family, building a luxury guest house is a really smart move.
Your loved ones will save on hotel costs, but you won’t have to deal with the stress of cramming tons of new people into your existing home.
The guest house could also double as an office or a place for kids to hang out, so you’ll get use out of it even when there aren’t guests staying.
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If you’d like to expand your property by adding a luxury guest home, call Peak One Builders, one of Arizona’s top luxury guest home building contractors.