How do you fit the guest room into your household scheme?
I'm starting this new thread after posting on this threadhref> an analysis of the guest room at hubby's parents' cottage.
I admit it. I used to do it, too. I used to use my guest room for a junk room, but I'd carefully hide any evidence of that use before a guest came over, which was very, very infrequently. Which was why it was so very tempting to let the room lie fallow like that.
When I found FlyLady, and I decided to turn the junk room / guest room into a reading room with a sleeper sofa. I am making slow but steady progress on that project.
After my own recent mis-adventure with someone else's idea of a guest room, I got to thinking...
Why, despite all our good intentions, do we end up making a guest stay in a room that we wouldn't want to stay in? Why don't we try out our own guest rooms from time to time to see exactly what would make them more comfortable for a human, and less so for our unused junk?
Do any of you have guest rooms? Or do you let guests have your room while you sleep elsewhere? What else do you use that room for, when nobody is sleeping in there? What measures have you taken to make the room able to convert back and forth from its everyday use to guest room use? What types of compromise are you willing to accept? What won't you accept?
What has been your experience in the guest rooms of others? Have you noticed any ideas we can use for our own homes?