Do you have a guest bedroom?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you have a guest bedroom? Please select the most accurate answer!
    Yes, it was cheap to do so (e.g. I live in a low cost area of the country) : (59 votes)
    22 %
    Yes, it was important to me to have one : (131 votes)
    50 %
    No, I don't think they are necessary : (17 votes)
    6 %
    No, I didn't want to spend the money : (25 votes)
    10 %
    Happy Birthday OP! (also known as the obligatory other) : (31 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I do, but I don’t have children, I have 3 bedrooms. One I converted to an office, one is the guestroom, and one is the master. Houses are super inexpensive where I live though. Here is cheaper to buy than to rent.

    Post # 4
    Member
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We have a guest bedroom but we are renting a house right now. I’m really hoping to find a house with 4 bedrooms (master, 2 kids, 1 guest) because his family is from out of state so I would like them to have a legit bed to sleep on. We often have friends visit from out of town too. But it’s a shot in the dark with our budget…some houses in our budget have 4 bedrooms but most are 3.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2242 posts
    Buzzing bee

    It is just the two of us right now and we live in a 3-bed house with a bonus room. We have one of the extra rooms set up as a guest room. We don’t live near family so we need one for when our family visits. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We have two spare bedrooms in our house, and one of them is a quasi-spare bedroom.  It has a single bed only, so it works when a friend or one of our sisters spends the night.  We also have a desk in there, so it’s kind of used as an office.  Right now my wedding dress and misc wedding items are being stored in there, so I have to keep the door closed to keep the cats out.

    Post # 7
    Member
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I bought a house before I met FI.  It has three bedrooms and a bonus room.  Obviously one bedroom is my bedroom.  Then I have a guest room, as well as an ‘office’ room, where I have a desk, bookshelves, and a comfy oversize chair and ottoman.

    My bonus room over the garage has been pretty much empty / where I keep my cats’ litterbox (lucky things they are to have such a big dang room all to themselves!).  However, now that we are engaged, FI cannot WAIT to turn that room into a ‘man room’.  (He will be moving in with me after we are married.) 

    I love my guest room — the bed is SO comfy (sometimes I sleep in there instead of in my room!)

    Post # 8
    Member
    9224 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We only have 3 bedrooms in a fairly small home.  One is ours, one is my son’s who is away at college and the other is my husband’s home office.  When we have guests we make it work, though.  Our couch is very comfortable, lol.  🙂

    Post # 9
    coyoteBee
    2051 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    Right now we are renting a 2 bedroom apt, but the 2nd room is an office for DH since he works from home. We are saving up for our forever home, but we will most definitely have a guest room since we have friends/family visit from out of town. Right now they sleep on the couch/use air mattresses which is not ideal! I think if you don’t have overnight guests frequently then it’s not necessary.

    Post # 10
    Member
    5351 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We have a guest bedroom & do live in Texas which is more affordable, but I didn’t vote because I think guest bedrooms are important (however personally I neither sacraficed nor only have one cause its cheap,) and I am sure that no matter where we lived, we would have one. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We don’t currently – we live in a 2-bedroom townhouse and use the second bedroom as a home office.  I would love to have a guest room someday, but that’ll depend on the size of house we can afford.  We want to have two kids, will always need a home office, so…we’d have to be able to afford a 5-bedroom home.

    Post # 12
    Member
    8909 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    We own a small 2-bedroom house in a cheap part of the country- it was inexpensive, but we’re frugal and didn’t want to spend more than we needed to.  We don’t have too many official houseguests (more like our drunk friends occasionally sleeping it off), so our second room is a den with a big sectional couch.  The couch is super comfy and can easily sleep two, so that’s our guest “bed”.

    Post # 13
    Member
    280 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I chose “because I live in a low cost area.” We recently purchased a house because of the USDA & FHA loan it allowed us to get a nice big house in a rural area for cheap so the mortgage comes out to be cheaper (like way cheaper) then living in the city in a 1 bed apartment and my money goes to something rather then out the window. The rural area is still in a very developed area and my drive is only 10 miles more to work then before so it wasn’t a huge difference. I like having the option to have family stay with us when they are around and it allows us to spread out and get much needed alone time to read and work. we have a 4-bedroom for 2 of us for now ;)!

    Post # 14
    Member
    5932 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    There is a room in our home that guests could use if they wanted to stay, however I lay no claim to its confines, because it belongs solely to THIS ….any person that needs a place to stay for the night must reach some sort of accord with Smoo.  

    Post # 15
    msjackrabbitMember
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee

    Pfft, i WISH.

    Well, we sort of do. FI has an office/music studio which is an absolute necessity. It has a sofa in it and some people sleep on that. I would love to get an actual sofa-bed one day though.

    I’d love to have a Monica-Geller style Guest Bedroom though. *le sigh*

    Post # 16
    Member
    6505 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    TBH none if those options apply to me. We do have a guest bedroom, however, our area isn’t cheap. At the same time though we didn’t have to sacrifice to have it. It was just in our price range.

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