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Whether you have a one-bedroom apartment or three-bedroom, you can still create a space that guests will want to use when they come to visit you. Here are some tips for making your apartment guest room feel like home.
The most important feature in a guest bedroom is (you guessed it!) the bed. If you have a spare bedroom, you can create a nice guest bed without breaking the bank. Look at consignment shops or online resale services such as Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace to find a gently used bed frame. If you’re able to, purchase a new mattress for the guest bed instead of repurposing an old one you already have. If you have a one bedroom apartment, you can still make room for guests by adding a sleeper sofa or even purchasing a blow-up mattress. Sleeper sofas are great because they are multi-purpose and won’t take up storage room like an air mattress would. Modern sleeper sofas have cleverly disguised mattresses and look just like normal sofas.
Make sure you use soft and breathable fabrics for the bed linens. No one wants a houseguest who didn’t get any sleep. Do a trial run by sleeping on the guest bed yourself for a night or two. By doing this, you can make sure the bedding is comfortable and there is nothing that may cause your guests discomfort.
Another top tip for creating a guest room is to base it off of the best hotel you’ve ever stayed in. What made the stay so memorable? One thing you can easily do to make your guest room (or “room”) feel like a 5 star hotel is to focus on the little things. Just like a hotel, you want your guest room to be a home away from home for visiting family and friends. It’s important to stock the room with anything your guests may have forgotten, such as extra blankets and robes, clothes hangers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, toilet paper, soap and shampoo, a hair dryer, and even extra phone chargers. If you do not have a separate room, you can still keep these items on hand for guests who visit.
Guests need entertainment as well as comfort. Add a shelf with a few books or magazines on various topics. Make sure to provide a bedside light so guests can comfortably do their reading snuggled up under the blankets. If you put a TV in the guest room, consider leaving your streaming services logged in and create a “guest” user for them to browse on. Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to write the Wifi password in a place that’s easy to find!
If you need a new apartment in a professionally managed community with room for guests, look no further than MMC Properties.