What makes a truly great guest bathroom?
Do you think your guest bathroom is missing a certain something? The bathroom is one of the places that can make or break first impressions of your property, whether you’re having an open home or just having friends or family over. So, what do you need to do to take your bathroom to the next level?
Take inspiration from the business world
“The key is to make them feel at home and part of the family”
Even if you don’t frequently stay at hotel accommodation, you will have surely appreciated how even the littlest of things can make a visit that much more pleasant. This is Houzz writer Louise O’Bryan’s very first suggestion on cementing your place as the king of luxury among your friends and family.
“You might not be able to offer your house guests their own bathroom, but with some caring hotel-style touches, you can make their stay just as comfortable as if they had their own ensuite,” she says.
“The key is to make them feel at home and part of the family, as well as making their stay extra special with some welcoming treats.”
And what would these welcoming treats look like? Just like hotels, O’Bryan suggests having a basket of essential toiletries (and perhaps some non-essentials) just for your guest. Soaps, towels, shampoos, even toothbrushes. Anything that your guest might want or need. After all, one of the best things about going to a hotel is feeling completely cared for – it’s a perfect feeling to try and replicate if you want your guest to feel completely pampered.
Cater to every sense
If you do it right, your guest might not even end up mentioning it at all!
For some, the bathroom is place of retreat. It’s the dressing room, make up and the green room all rolled into one. What better way capitalise on that by making sure that every sense has something catering for it? Flowers and aroma diffusers are a treat for the sight and smell, while a wireless radio gives your guests the chance to have something to listen to while they shower.
Freshly-washed or even brand new towels are also a must, and perhaps a bowl of mints could be a great way to start or end a day. It’s all about having everything available, even if it isn’t eventually used. You want to ensure that your guest wants for nothing, and never has to awkwardly ask you for toothpaste, toilet paper or a towel. Some people even provide drinking glasses, so your visitor doesn’t have to stumble through an unknown house to a foreign kitchen if they are thirsty.
This is the key to a great bathroom – if you do it right, your guest might not even end up mentioning it at all!
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