(Closed) Do you have a guest bedroom?

posted 6 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 # 62
    Member
    5950 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @vorpalette:  That’s case sensitive and difficult to predict….most guests find a way to make it work.

    Post # 63
    Member
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We do have a guest room, but it is also my dressing room. I keep my clothes in the closet and makeup & hair stuff on a pretty vanity so that I’m not monopolizing the main bath when I get ready. 

    Post # 64
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    4335 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I voted the obligatory other (happy birthday, OP! ๐Ÿ˜› )

    We do have a guest bedroom, but right now that’s only b/c we have a small 3b/2bath house (it is smaller than it sounds – all the rooms are small!) the guest room doubles as H’s office. (my office is the other room.) We will probably shift stuff around when baby comes, so that the baby’s room will be different than the guest room, but that means we will have to have office stuff in both rooms. Who knows if anyone will want to come visit a house with a 2-month old baby! (only if they are coming to help!) We are hoping to upgrade to a house with more rooms shortly after, but we’ll see…

    As for the more general question – we are hoping to have several kids, and it’s hard to even find houses with more than 4 bedrooms. I strongly believe it’s fine for the kids to share, but having a guest room will be low on the priority list, after home office/study, etc.

    Post # 65
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    10650 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @cbgg:  Depends on the closet ๐Ÿ™‚

    Darling Husband and I haven’t unpacked but between a wardrobe and our walkin closet I’m hoping they all fit!

    In our last place the 2 closets in both bedrooms were stuffed.

    Post # 66
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    11231 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Nona99:  LOL I have a cat like that, as well.

    Post # 67
    Member
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    My fiance and are are moving to NYC soon and we are looking exclusively at one-bedroom apartments. I know that it is really nice to have a guest bedroom for people to visit, so maybe I am being selfish, but I am NOT willing to spend the money!

    My Fiance and I are young and just starting out and so are our friends, so I think it is normal that if they come to visit us they can sleep on our pull-out couch. It just does not make sense to me to spend an extra $500-$1000/month at this stage in our life so that people who occasionally visit can sleep in a room and not a couch!

    When we are more established and considering having kids or looking to actually purchase instead of renting, I would then probably go with a larger place. But right now, no way ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 69
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    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We live in a 2br apartment, and the second bedroom is a combo office/guest room.  Most of the time it’s an office, but it also has a nice, comfortable futon for when guests come.  

     

    We moved a year ago from a 500sf 1br, and getting an office/guest room were major criteria for the move.  Partly for the general space, but also because FI’s family lives far away but visits regularly.  We used to either have people stay on an air mattress in the living room, or in the case of his parents, give them our bed and sleep on the air mattress.  This also involved moving all of the living room furniture because our downtown apartment was tiny.

     

    Ultimately we would love to have a true guest room, with a regular bed, but we’d need a bigger place for that.  As it is, I feel like we need to move before we have a baby, because it would be hard for his family to stay if the office/guest room became a baby room.  I have to say, having a room where guests can shut the door makes it SO much easier to have guests!

    Post # 70
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    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We do, but only because we have 3 bedrooms and no kids yet. When we bought our home we bought all new furniture, so we had our old bedroom set and just put it in there. Its hardly ever used unless my Future Sister-In-Law is visiting from out of state.

    I’m intending to make the other empty bedroom into an office, then the “guest room” will turn into a nursery when the time comes. Having a guest room in general isn’t important to me.

    Post # 71
    Hostess
    11165 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Yes. We have a three bedroom townhouse and there are only two of us so we have a guest bedroom/workout room and a seperate office.

    The guest bedroom will become the nursery once we have children and then the office will have to be a modified guest bedroom…but that is down the road a ways.

    Post # 72
    Member
    9095 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We have three bedrooms and turned one into a guest bedroom. Great for when our parents fly out to visit.

    Post # 73
    Member
    9134 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @kay01:  We have a guest room now because friends crash at least once a month and we would go a little crazy if there wasn’t a separate room for them to stay in.  When we have a kid we wil likely cut down on overnights but when friends do stay they will be welcome to use our child’s room and our child will sleep in our room.

    I would however kill for a second bathroom!

    Post # 74
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    904 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Fiance and I live in a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment, so no, we don’t have a guest room!  However, that doesn’t stop his mom, brother, and other family members from asking to stay with us when they’re in town (my folks just get a hotel, bless them).  We recently got an air mattress to use when camping, and it does double-duty as a guest bed; before, guests had to sleep on the couch.  On a rare occasion we’ve made a sort of pallet on the floor using a wool mattress pad.  

    I REALLY don’t like having guests, but I don’t know if that’s just because we don’t have the space right now or because I genuinely don’t like sharing my home.  I am an introvert and I cherish my space.

    When Fiance and I buy a house, we’ll look for something with 3-4 bedrooms.  We’re planning on no more than 2 children, and I want them each to have their own room.  FI needs some sort of enclosed space for his computer and nerdy hobbies.  A finished basement would work great, otherwise we’d convert a bedroom into an office/hobby room for him.  So, we’ll potentially end up with zero “guest” bedrooms, in which case I’ll have to either put up with relatives on the couch or put my foot down and tell them they’ll need to find alternate accommodations.  I can just imagine how well that conversation would go over.

    Post # 75
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    892 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We are renting right now, but we happened to find a 2 bedroom house that we use as a storage/gust bedroom. We’ve got a queen bed in there, but there are also 2 huge dresser pieces, a book shelf, and my snake as well. Luckily, we don’t have many people stay over often. I think only one person so far has stayed in there.

    Post # 76
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    10363 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We have one, but that’s because we bought a 2-bedroom in anticipation of a future kid in a few years. Once we have a kid, we won’t have a guest bedroom.

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