December 24, 2018 Steve Shinn, CR

Make Your Guests Feel at Home with These Quick Decorating and Remodeling Ideas

While you may love entertaining guests in your home throughout the year, we can completely relate to not wanting to go overboard when it comes to doing more than you need to during the preparation of each visit. Unfortunately, there are some areas of your home that you should focus on, to ensure that each one of your guests has a wonderful time when they are at your home.

Here are 4 quick decorating and remodeling ideas to make your guests feel at home:

  1. Update Your Guest Bathroom: No one ever wants their guests to use their own personal bathroom, which is one of the numerous reasons guest bathrooms were created! However, since you may not use your guest bathroom that often, you may not realize that it is a little worse for wear. We encourage you to go in there and take a good look around to see if the toilet is working properly, the fixtures are in good shape, and there are no issues with the flooring or lighting. This might be difficult, because you may walk out with a full list of things to do, but better to know before guests arrive or they will end up using your bathroom!
  1. Add Space to Your Kitchen: Kitchens can become cramped easily when even just a few people have been added to the mix, which is why we always recommend adding space. We know you can’t just knock done walls and expand out, but you can create additional counterspace and sitting areas without much trouble. You may want to consider adding more storage in the process, so you have enough room to get everything off the counters that you do have.
  1. Add a Drink Station: Guests always need to feel welcome in a home, and while you may not mind if they get their own food and drinks, they might be hesitant if you are in the kitchen preparing the next meal. That is why we recommend adding a drink station to your home and putting it somewhere out of the main area of the kitchen. This way, your guests can get a drink when they want and won’t need to worry about interrupting you and getting in your way. We recommend keeping everything that they need to make a cup of coffee or tea in this area and you can even take it a step further by including a beverage fridge for cold drink options.
  1. Add Natural Décor: Bringing the outdoors in is becoming more popular, so we recommend adding some natural décor to your home throughout the year. During the winter months, evergreen branches, pinecones, and colorful leaves can be placed on the table in the kitchen or other areas of your home. Fragrant flowers work wonderfully in the spring, as well as during the summer months.

These four things will ensure that your guests are comfortable and feel at home when they are visiting you at any time of the year. Most of them will not take that long do, so do not worry that you are going to be spending weeks or months remodeling, just so you can entertain.