The holidays are over, and summer isn’t quite here, which means now is a great time to update your guest room before vacation season. Taking a little time to set up and gather a few essential items can make a big difference in your guests’ comfort. So if you’re ready to take hosting to the next level, read on!
A Space of Their Own
Whether you have a full guest bedroom or not, there are ways to give your guests a little privacy and make the space feel more like home. Make sure the space your guest will be staying in and the bathroom they’ll be using are clean. Offer extra bedding and pillows so they can customize their sleeping setup. Keep towels, washcloths, and extra toilet paper somewhere easily accessible so guests don’t have to go looking for them.
Having a place that guests can unpack, whether that’s a couple extra drawers in a dresser or extra hangers ready in the closet, can make a big difference. If you don’t have a guest room, designate a place for guests to keep their bags where they can easily get into them.
Guest Room Essentials
There are a few things that are essential to a comfortable stay for your guests. Keep them in a cabinet or provide a basket packed with needed items. Include toiletry items like shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrush, razors, shaving cream, and lotion. For guests staying in the living room or another common area, an eye mask and earplugs might make all the difference in comfort.
Want to wow your guest? A charging station—complete with extra chargers, just in case—is a great option. And providing some individually wrapped or easy-to-eat snacks can save your guests the awkwardness of having to go through the pantry when hunger strikes. If you really want to go the extra mile, keep a coffee station in the bedroom for early mornings or late-night tea. Make sure there’s access to a trash can for any wrappers or other trash!
On the Nightstand
If you have the space for it, a nightstand beside the bed gives guests a place to keep personal items close at hand. It’s also an excellent place to keep a lamp and an alarm clock. In Nevada, where summers are scorching, a fan is essential. Also consider a small bowl or dish so guests can keep track of jewelry, keys, and other small pocket items.
Keep Guests Entertained
It may be tempting to assume that there will always be something going on while your guests are visiting, but a little down time can make things feel more like a vacation. And chances are your guests will want the WiFi password either way.
You can make things easy by keeping the WiFi password and instructions for the TV or remote somewhere guests can easily find them. Also consider keeping reading material like magazines or books in reach.
The Ultimate Guest Room Essential
If you want to make the most of your space—and do the most for your guests—a Murphy bed can turn any room into a guest room. Keep your personal gym or craft room without giving up the opportunity to host friends and family. Our Murphy beds open easily to make last-minute set up a snap, and they’re far more comfortable than a sofa bed. Built-in cabinets can hold all the essentials your guests might need. Contact Closet & Storage Concepts of Last Vegas today for a free in-home consultation and start getting ready for summer guests now!