We love to have guests and specifically sought out a home where they could be comfortably accommodated. We reserve our 2nd floor of our two story 1500 square foot home for guests. They get the master suite: large bedroom, bed, futon for kids, empty nightstands, reading lights, empty dresser, empty cedar chest, a place to hang clothing, a full bath with 2 sinks, and a Juilet balcony. They are free to come and go and use the kitchen and laundry as they need. Before we had this home, we would sleep in our daughter's room and give our nicer bedroom to our guests. In that home, we all had to share the one bathroom, but we would clear shelves for our guests belongings. Of course they get clean sheets, towels and rugs. We also have local guide books, maps and information about local activities in their room. Besides these items we prefer to not clutter the guest area for the sake of our visitors. When we stay with friends and family, we are always most comfortable if we have a designated space for our things, access to a full bath, and a space to just be when we need down time. I wish more of our hosts would offer their master bedrooms and baths to us instead of us sleeping in the living room downstairs and sharing the kids' bathroom upstairs or making do with a half bath, but we also want to model gracious behavior for our child so that she will be a gracious guest and host someday.
Real Life Advice: Hosting Guests Without a Guestroom
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