Impress Your Guests with These Guest House Upgrades

October 25, 2017

When guests come to visit, it’s an opportunity for you to pull out all the stops and give them a luxurious home-away-from-home experience. Every detail is a memorable one, right down to the meals you serve.
If you host your guests in a guest house, you have a special opportunity to indulge them. Your guest home is simply a smaller offshoot of your collective main home and as such, it carries your unique preferences.
If you’re looking to make some tasteful upgrades to your guesthouse, here are a few things to consider:

Dazzling Lighting

Interior lighting sets the tone and creates ambiance for an entire space. It’s important to get it right – this is one major area you don’t want to skip over or ignore. 
Consider each room individually and think about how much physical space you have to work with. If you’re blessed with high ceilings, consider moving the focal point to the center of the room by adding a large, modern chandelier. If your area is smaller, focus on using stylish lamps or wall sconces around the space to make it feel more relaxed and inviting.
The key here is to choose thoughtfully. Don’t flood the guest house with light but don’t let it lack lighting, either.

Countertops & Sinks

Kitchen countertops and bathroom sinks may seem small, but they say a lot about a space. The more unique they are, the bigger the statement they make.
Give your guest house an opulent feel by installing custom-cut marble or granite countertops in the kitchen and over the bathroom vanity. These beautiful slabs are truly one-of-a-kind and will catch your guests’ attention in the right way. 
For an even richer feel, install a vessel sink in the bathroom. These ultra-chic designs are a modern take on the washing basins of years gone by. Not only do they look great, but they often can help keep over-the-counter water splashes to a minimum.


It’s easy to neglect the flooring element in a guest home. It doesn’t command attention the way lighting or larger fixtures do. However, it’s still an important piece of the puzzle. 
Consider incorporating the same or similar flooring in your guesthouse to what’s already in your main home. Whether it be wood laminate or terracotta tiles, keeping a consistent look will tie your two spaces together handsomely.

Small Appliances

Your guest house may not have a kitchen as large as the one in your main home, but that doesn’t mean it should be any less comfortable or convenient for your guests. Whether you host meals at the main house or if your guests are preparing dishes for themselves, everything should be at their fingertips.
A good rule of thumb here is that if it holds any importance in your own kitchen, it should likely be in your guest house kitchen. Don’t feel silly for including things like luxury coffee makers, juicers, or blenders, or smoothie makers. If you appreciate them, your guests likely will, too.
Your guest house is an extension of your home. When you play the host, every detail comes as a direct result of your conscious thought and effort. By implementing a few of these upgrades, your guests will feel truly pampered.
Looking to expand into a bigger place? The Gray | St. Onge Group can help you list your current home and find the perfect next place.

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