(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 # 77
    6887 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We do, we have a 3 bedroom house.  The guest bedroom is downstairs along with 3/4 bathroom.  Now if we have another child down the road that bedroom will be one of the kids room but will also serve as guest room when need to.

    Post # 78
    2457 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    None of your options really apply to me. Yes, we have one – but we have one because we got a 2 bedroom apartment (we needed the extra space for an office) and it so happens that we were keeping my old twin, so we were able to use it in the other room as a spare bed. It wasn’t that it was particularly important, and we absolutely don’t live in a cheap area, but it was convenient for us. 🙂

    Post # 79
    854 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Most “guests” (family) stay at local hotels and visit maybe once every other year so a guest room is just an extra unnecessary expense. If I were to have an extra room it would be my home office (work from home) and sewing room.  

    Post # 80
    5659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted Happy Birthday! Because nothing matched. We bought a 3 bedroom house, planning to have children. Right now one is a guest room and one is a craft room. Once we have our two kids that we hope to have though those rooms will be full and we will pull out an aerobed for guests. Really though we never have guests that spend the night. When we have our first baby we’ve already decided that the guest room goes first lol, I love my craft room.

    Post # 81
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We have a 4 bedroom.  One is our master.  One is for our soon to be born baby.  One is already set up as a guest room and the other is going to be a 2nd guest room until baby #2 comes along (someday in the future).

    Post # 82
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We have 4 bedrooms + office, and we have made one of the bedrooms into a guest room. DH’s family comes to visit often from Colorado.

    Post # 83
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    My SO and I just purchased a 4 bedroom house so we currently have 3 guest rooms as we don’t have kids.. we only plan on having 1-2 children anyway so we will always have a guest room, I think it is very important as we have friends over alot who live anywhere from 2 hours to a plane trip away so they usually stay for 1-2 nights with us! 

    Post # 84
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We don’t have one, not because I don’t think it’s important, but because we can’t afford it. 

    Post # 85
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Right now we live in a 2 bedroom apartment.  We have no kids so the other room is an office/guest bedroom.  We’re looking to rent another 2 bedroom which will eventually have a kiddo.  So, no guest bedroom.  We’ll have a guest bedroom when we have a house tho — it’s important but not important enough for us to pay extra money in rent, lol.  I guess when the time comes the extra bed will get put into storage.  We’re not expecting now so it we will have a guest bed for awhile =)

    Post # 86
    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @kay01:  Yes, but I don’t think they are necessary, because I prefer to NEVER have guests. Darling Husband wanted two guest bedrooms for some stupid reason and we compromised with one.

    Post # 87
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I really want at leaat one guest bedroom but with a room for us and then the fact that we’re planning on having 3 children – we’d need a five bedroom family home.

    We’ll probably buy a 3-4 bedroom home and then build one or two extra rooms – SO is a builder, so it’s not a big deal for us to expand our home.

    Post # 88
    6117 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @kay01:  We actually have three spare bedrooms. 


    One is fully repainted with a real bed, linens and nightstands. 


    The adjacent room is an office which usually babies who are still in cribs stay in there.  I have to put sheets over all the office stuff to hide it from kids.  That room has been taped for paiting for like 3 years.  Someday we’ll paint it! I think we will put a twin bed with a trundle bed in there perhaps?  The goal is to make it a real guest room.


    The downstiars bedroom is largest and has a futon bed and a queen blow up mattress too. I had three kids sleep in there at once. 


    I was able to house my sister and her family of 6 last month and it worked out great.


    Post # 89
    2531 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    No, because you pay for that room. Over time, that can add up to thousands of dollars of wasted money. I grew up in a house with a lot of wasted rooms – I don’t have the patience (or the money) to put up with that in my home.

    A guest room should be comfortable, but not so comfy and accomodating that said guest wants to take up residence.
    Right now our livingroom functions as the guest room, and I’m not going to lie – that damn futon is so comfortable we sleep on it sometimes (and love it)

    Post # 90
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    We had a list of “musts, wants, and gravy on top” things when we went house searching. Found one about 5% over our budget and made an offer at our budget which was accepted.
    This list included 3 bedrooms, and at least 1.5 bath. We have 2.5 bath. Woot woot!
    (Two bedrooms downstairs that we use as offices for each of us, and can convert to guest rooms if needed, plus a full bath. Then upstairs there is a half bath off the living room, and we have a full bath in our master bedroom on that same floor. Kitchen/living/dining/master etc is on the second floor — our house is upside down lol)

    That master bath will soon be a .75 bath as we are removing the tub and putting in a walk-in-shower.

    We do not have children and will not in the future.

    Post # 91
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    We’ve lived in two different one-bedroom apartments before buying our house, and it seemed like we constantly had people stopping through and sleeping on our couch. That would get less and less acceptable as we reached the latter half of our 20s, so that was a major reason for house-shopping. (the other reasons were things like having a yard for our dog, nobody on the other side of a wall for loud TV, enough room for starting a family eventually, etc)

    We now live in a 3-bedroom house, one room is ours (duh), then there’s a guest room with queen bed, and a “hobby room” where I keep my sewing table and he has his music equipment. I LOVE our setup!

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