(Closed) Do you have a guest bedroom?

posted 7 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 # 17
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We don’t as we currently live in a one bedroom apartment. We might opt for one when we decide to buy a house though.

    Post # 18
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We rent a two BR house. The 2nd BR has a queen-sized bed, end-table, and dresser that my Darling Husband uses. Surprisingly the guest BR has been used a lot. We often have friends over for dinner and drinks and someone usually stays over.

    When we buy a place, we’ll definitely have a guest bedroom that will remain a guest BR year-round and then possibly a futon in the office space for additional guests.


    Post # 19
    4767 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    does the livng room count?

    Post # 20
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Yes, we have a guest bedroom and it actually gets used quite often! We have friends or family that come to stay at least 1x per month.

    Post # 21
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We have a 5 bedroom house.  It’s more house than we need but we got a great deal.  Two are set up as guest rooms.  We don’t live near family so at least one guest bedroom was a must.

    Post # 22
    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We just bought a 3-bedroom house.  One is obviously our bedroom and the other two are being used as guest rooms (we have a lot of friends and family who visit from OOT).  However, we plan to have kids so eventually those rooms will be kid’s rooms and we won’t have a guest room.  We might expand some day and add an addition (if we don’t move) and if we do, we’ll for sure add a guest room. But we’ll see what happens.  But as it stands, we didn’t have to sacrifice for it, since it was in our price range and what we were looking for.

    However, before we bought the house, we lived in a 1-bedroom apartment.  We didn’t want to opt for a 2-bedroom place because renting is very expensive in our area and we wanted to save the money for our wedding and house.

    Post # 23
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Our 2nd bedroom is a closet/office. Buuuuut, if someone needs to spend the night, there’s enough floor space for a blow up bed

    Post # 24
    14987 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We have a 4 bedroom house.  It is in MA so it was not cheap, but we didn’t sacrafice for it either.  I would have happily went with a 3 bedroom house since we will most likely only have 2 kids, but we just didn’t find any that we liked.

    Post # 25
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Kind of. One bedroom is FH’s office, he works from home. The other bedroom is on the main floor with the rest of the living space, and we’ve removed the door and use it as our living room. What is advertised as the living room is adjacent to the kitchen, kind of like a “great room”. We use it as our dining room. But, if need be, we can totally switch it up and utilize the extra bedroom

    Post # 26
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We have a 3-bedroom home so until this year we had a guest bedroom and an office. Now our guest room is a nursery but we kept a queen bed in there so guests could still use the room in a pinch (baby would sleep in her Pack n Play in our room).

    Post # 27
    5842 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We have one (3 bedroom house) but houses most certainly aren’t cheap where we live. We just wanted to have a house we could grow into.

    Post # 28
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Having a guest bedroom was very important to us, as all our family live at least 3 hours away from us. It’s much more convenient for them to stay overnight.

    We actually have three bedrooms, but, since it’s just the two of us, we have a guest bedroom and an office, too.

    The unexpected upside of the guest bedroom is that, if one of us is sick, the other can use the guest room and still get some sleep. Nothing worse than being kept up by a coughing/sneezing/restless partner and then having to go to work the next day.

    Post # 29
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We do. I guess a lot of those options apply to me. Having a guest bedroom was really important to me because both of our families live out of town and we wanted somewhere for them to stay. But since our area of the country is cheap, we ended up with a 4 bedroom house. One is ours, one is the guest bedroom, one is an office, and we turned one into a giant walk in closet. This configuration will likely change when we have kids, but damn, I don’t want to give up any of those rooms, lol. 

    Post # 30
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We bought a 4 bedroom and don’t have kids. I do want kids though, and soon, so I didn’t want to have to move because we out grew the house. I did spicifically look for a floor plan that we could rent out a room. We rent out the entire downstairs of our house since it has a den, bathroom and bedroom. He just shares the laundry room and kitchen with us, so it works out really well. He’s a friend too, so its not weird. We can afford the house without renting a room out but we wouldn’t use all the bedrooms untill we have kids anyways, so it’s nice to have the extra money.

    Upstairs we have a master, an “office” and a guest room currently. I should also add that housing where we live is fairly inexpensive so getting 4 bedrooms was not a big deal for us.

    Post # 31
    7310 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Yes. We have a 5 bedroom home. one for us, one for Teen Lk, one for the home office, one for a guest, and one for our batshit crazy cat that needs to be confined so as not to destroy the entire house (she has issues that kitty Prozac can’t help). Houses are not cheap here, so it having this space most definitely affected our bottom line. However, we stuck to the budget we set and didn’t go over just to get the space we needed.


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