How To Make A Warm, Welcoming Guest Room

by Sales & Rentals at Abacoa 02/25/2019

For frequent hosts owning your own home is an exciting upgrade to your hospitality skill set. A home large enough to include a guest room for friends and family to stay the night allows you to provide a homey overnight stay that trumps a hotel experience every time.

To create the perfect home away from home guest room for visitors just follow this guide.

First things first, keep it tidy over time. Don’t fall to temptation and use it as a catch-all storage room. This will just lead to more clean up before guests arrive and detract from the home away from home experience if they feel like they are staying in a glorified storage closet.

Before guests arrive freshen up the room by dusting, cracking a window for fresh air, spritz linens with a spray, and vacuum the floors.

Stock your guest bathroom well with toilet paper, tissues, q-tips and cotton balls. Keep two full matching sets of towels folded up nicely and in the open for guests to easily grab. Take a page from the hotel room playbook and have decorative shelving for this very purpose. Either mount shelving to the wall or find a standalone unit that matches your decor.

Have toiletries on hand in case guests have forgotten any while packing. Include new, individually packaged toothbrushes, a tube of toothpaste and travel size deodorants for example. It is always thoughtful to stock the medicine cabinet with the basics.

Stock up on luxurious soaps, lotions, and shampoos to keep on hand in your guest bathroom. It’s best to also keep these out in the open so it is obvious to guests it is for their use. Tiered cake stands, catch-all bowls and clear jars are a great way to put these stylishly on display.

Offer the perfect sleeping experience by including a light bedding option and a warmer one - no matter the season. An ottoman at the foot of the bed with extra blankets and pillows will help guests feel at home to set up the bed their way.

Lay down on the bed to get a feel for how it would be for your guests. In fact, interacting in the room as if you are your guest is a great way to discover what your room is missing. Offer plenty of lighting. Bedside lamps in addition to the ceiling light allow guests to create ambiance or stay up reading while their partner snoozes.  

Decorate the room to keep it cohesive with and as homey as the rest of the house. Hang pictures of friends and family. Frame a decorative image that has your wifi network and password readily available for guests to log in. Include fresh cut flowers and seasonal decor.

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ABOUT CHRISTINE SNEDAKER

 Let my 35+ years of Real Estate experience go to work for you. Being a Florida resident for over 50 years, a Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1975, and a CAM (Community Association Manager), I have seen many changes in the real estate profession. With proven success in residential sales and rentals, a former teacher, previous owner of a real estate Title Company and Broker-Owner of several real estate companies. I recognize the changing educational requirements, laws and marketing necessary to serve my client’s needs.

Experience: Christine Snedaker has been a full-time professional REALTOR for over 30 years. She is a full-licensed broker and the owner of Sales & Rentals @ Abacoa, Golf Club Realty, Inc. and formerly, Option Realty Network /Bluff’s Resales and Rentals, Inc. Christine specializes in Golf and Waterfront homes throughout the Northern Palm Beaches, including Jupiter, Juno Beach, Tequesta, North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.

Honors: Christine is a consistent multi-million dollar producer who has earned a Lifetime Membership in the Million-Dollar Club. Christine has also been awarded the prestigious CRB (Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers) Award. Christine earned the e-PRO designation sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS for excellence in internet technology.
Memberships: Christine is a member of the Jupiter/Tequesta/Hobe Sound Association of REALTORS, the Florida Association of REALTORS, and the National Association of REALTORS. All of these associations uphold a strict code of ethics and ensure that their members are up to date on the latest marketing techniques and legislation affecting real estate.

Outside of real estate, Christine is Past Commodore of the North Palm Beach Yacht Club, and active member of the state Florida Commodore’s Association.