There are several important considerations to make when designing a home, especially if you plan to host guests. A home’s design can very easily be suited to its residents but become problematic when guests are introduced. If you plan on welcoming guests into your home, whether for short or long-term stays, then it is important that you take into account their presence and comfort, or else you might find yourself struggling to host. You might also want to take a look at this Singaporean couple’s journey to design their home suitable for hosting and also advice for other homeowners on Beautiful Homes.
Guests are likely to bring luggage, as well as come equipped with coats, shoes, and bags that will all be taken off when entering a property. These simple and common assets can easily be forgotten by hosts when it comes to a home’s design, inclining guests to place them in the most suitable place available, which might not be ideal for either party.
By creating appropriate storage space for guests, such as in the form of hooks and shelving, as well as modular boxes, hosts are able to ensure that guests feel comfortable entering a space and that a home is not made to feel messy with the arrival of others.
Privacy And Independence
The degree of privacy, as well as independence, that guests can experience is likely to correlate with the enjoyment of their stay. Having access to an en suite bathroom, for example, allows guests to bathe and groom themselves without needing to compromise either their own privacy or the privacy of the host by sharing a bathroom.
While en suite bathrooms are not always possible within a living space, other features are. Log cabins, for example, allow guests to not only have their own space to stay but one that is entirely independent of a central living space, meaning that they can store their belongings and enjoy their own style of comfort without placing pressure on a host’s own routine.
While some might be inclined to relegate lesser-quality sheets and towels to those visiting, keeping the softest and most luxurious items for their own usage, this type of decision-making can affect a guest’s experience.
If you are interested in hosting guests, then it is worthwhile to ensure that their comfort is considered. Invest in decadent cushions, soft blankets, and a modern mattress so that their stay is entirely enjoyed. Furniture features, such as chairs and tables, should also reflect a host’s vision of quality, or else fall short of offering a pleasant experience to those visiting.
Accessibility and Navigation
There is a long-running joke that every host has a shower that is difficult to decipher. And, like many jokes, there is a degree of truth to it. Guests are likely to be a little lost when it comes to a new home, which is why hosts should ensure that visitors are able to navigate their property without issue, not only to make the stay enjoyable but also to make sure that nothing becomes damaged. With simple-to-use features, whether a coffee machine or a central heating system, guests will be able to enjoy an accessible home without needing to ask for the instruction manual every step of the way.