Updating your guest rooms probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list- until your guests are on their way and you haven’t been in there in months. Whether Mom’s coming from out of town, you have some extra space you want to turn into a rental, or you simply think your extra room could use some sprucing up, there are many quick and easy ways to update your guest space. Before your visitors arrive, consider these easy upgrades to improve your space and make their visit unforgettable.
Update your lighting
If you infrequently use your guest room, you might be unaware of poor lighting quality, burnt out lightbulbs, or power outlets that don’t work. Checking on these before guests get to town is a quick way to make sure your guest room is ready for your visitors. Updating your lighting design or installing new fixtures are easy electrical updates that can make a huge difference. Looking into any electrical problems when you first see them is also a great preventative measure to avoid big problems down the line.
Install a bookshelf
Bookshelves are great ways to add a little life to your guest room. They’re an added bonus if you’re looking to rent out your guest room to temporary visitors, because they can take or leave books as they come and go. If you’d like stock up on a few books for this new shelf, Half Price Books has locations across Seattle, and Better World Books is a great online retailer of used books with free shipping anywhere in the world.
Check your climate control
Its no fun to wake up in the middle of the night and be freezing cold, especially if you’re away from home. Checking the heating and cooling system in your guest room is another easy way to update this space. Home automation systems can do this automatically so you don’t have to worry about turning on and off the heat and paying for electricity you’re not using. Checking window fixtures, curtains, and other spaces where heat can get in or out are other easy ways to make sure your guest room is the right temperature.
Invest in some storage supplies
A small dresser or some portable drawers are great ways to add some storage space to your guest room. If you don’t want to spend a ton of money, Craigslist and similar sites often have affordable furniture or even free dressers if you’re willing to pick them up. Target often also has good deals on lightweight, portable drawers so you can store them in various rooms depending on when you need them.
Add a little color
Adding a little color to your guest room will brighten up your space and help your guests feel welcome. This can be as easy as adding a few pillows to the bed and chairs in the room. Small rugs can also a great way to spice up your guest room and they can even help keep heat in and warm up your floors. Alternatively, adding some paintings or photos to the wall are also great solutions. Shutterfly often has excellent deals for enlarging your own photos to turn them into great wall decor.
Whether you’re an aspiring Airbnb host or simply want to make your guest room a little brighter, there are many small changes that can make a big difference in your space. These changes can improve your home’s overall value and contribute to a great experience for your guests. If you’re interested in updating your electrical systems, putting in new lighting, or installing smart home automation in your home, contact us today!
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