(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 # 92
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    @lina010:  Aw same! So grateful that the cost of living here is fairly low.


    OP, we don’t use our guest bedrooms much, and when we have kids it definitely won’t be a priority to have a guest bedroom. We’ll probably just keep an air mattress that we can blow up in the living room or in one of the kid’s rooms.

    Post # 93
    6891 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We do, but only because we don’t have kids.

    We have a 3/2.5 house, so right now we use the three bedrooms as: Master Bedroom, an office and a guest bedroom. If we have 2 kids, we’ll lose both of those, but have talked about adding a sunroom/addition downstairs that we’ll use as an office with a daybed or pull-out couch for guests, if needed. We have a ton of family, so I’d like to keep something in case one of our siblings or whoever wants to stay over.I would have loved a 4 bedroom house, but it isn’t something we needed AT ALL at the time we bought. We barely use the 3 that we have.

    We live in a cheap region compared to the big cities and places that a lot of bees live. It isn’t the cheapest area, but it’s not unreasonable. Some of you would be shocked if you knew what we paid for our house, lol. A 3/2 is pretty standard, there are very few places you can live in our particular area that even have less than 3 bedrooms. Hell, our apartment in college was a 3/2 that we shared with 1 roommate with a shared office.

    Post # 94
    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We live in a cute rambler that’s only 960 sq feet.  Quarter acre yard is great!  Our master bedroom is average size and the other 2 rooms are very small.  However, it’s a great starter home for us.  We eventually plan to have 2 kids and will probably grow out of the home someday, but we love it for now.  We use the guest room right now for when my folks come over – they live on the other side of the state.

    Post # 95
    8470 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    No. I thought it was pretty much a waste of a room. We have a huge room downstairs that was added on to the house a few years ago that we put a day bed in. It’s also the computer room and mini gym. The only person that would stay over is my mother. I can’t see anyone else having to. We have 3 bedrooms upstairs. One is obviously ours, one is my husband’s art studio, and I’m slowly making the other one a sitting room. I want to use it as a nice, quiet room to read or study or relax watching the hamster. (He’s upstairs so my puppy doesn’t eat him.)

    Post # 96
    47 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We have 2 extra beds. One is my twin from when I lived alone and the other is a couch that can be turned into a bed. We have a three bedroom house so there is a bed in each bedroom. We just moved into this house so the rooms are not completely set up, but cannot wait till we have our first guests.

    Post # 97
    865 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    We got super lucky and found an amazing house in our price range. We had been looking at very small, older homes, until we found one  that was newer, 4 bedrooms/ 2 bath. It’s fairly small, about 1350 square feet- I’ll be honest, I wish our master bedroom was larger, and I’d kill for a more luxurious bathroom and walk in closet- but the space is divided up nicely, which was more practical for us than having a house with more square footage (it is just the two of us, after all) or the same square footage but with larger rooms. We have a guest bedroom, an office, a sewing room, and then the fourth bedroom is our bedroom. The guest bedroom was important to me, since I was moving from about two hours away (where all my friends were) and all of my family lives out of state. 

    Post # 98
    9216 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @kay01:  i have a 3 bedroom house. 1 master bedroom, 1 office, 1 guest room.

    when i have the first kid, office will become nursery and guest room will become office/guest room.

    when kid 2 arrives, kid 1 will move into office/guest room and it will be made into a kids bedroom, kid 2 will go to the nursery. guest room will not be a room but a space in the basement.  i put a full bathroom down then when i moved in.

    if and when kid 3 arrives, we will need to move.

    Post # 99
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We have a 2 bedroom condo with 1 guest room.  It’s just me and Darling Husband for now, but I’m from another country and my family visits pretty often.  So for us, it was a necessity.

    Post # 100
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015


    We have a guest bedroom and we live in a two bedroom apartment.

    My husband and I also use the bedroom as an office and a sickroom.

    Post # 101
    10452 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We have 3 bedrooms upstairs and they all have beds in them, so yes we have two guest bedrooms. I don’t know what else we’d use them for. We have an office downstairs and a home gym in the basement. 

    Post # 102
    1153 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @kay01:  Darling Husband bought a BIG family home before we even met. A 4 bed 3 bath plus a huge game room that could be a 5th bedroom. The game room has a huge walk in closet, sliding door to the back yard, a pool table, treadmill and TV in it. The other 4 rooms, master, 2 officies (his & hers) and a guest room. We actually used to have 2 guest rooms until we turned one into my office. We don’t share office space well. But next year we’ll convert my office into a nursery. If we have a second child while living in this house the guest room is going to have to go because we’d turn it into kid #2’s room and we really can’t get by without an office. 

    Post # 103
    5983 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    its currently a guest room but hoping it will be a nursary soon 😀

    we have only used it a few times but its nice to have

    Post # 104
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    We could have, we have a 3 bedroom house, but we never did anything with it. It was originally supposed to be for my grandmother who was sick to come stay with us but she passed away.
    But now we’re expecting our 2nd so we’re moving the 3 year old into the bigger empty room, and using his little room for the baby. So it worked out.

    I would not rent a place needing a guest room, if someone did need to stay with us they can stay on the couch? lol I don’t know. I never thought about it before.

    Post # 105
    2967 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    we have 2 extra bedrooms that we use for extra storage and for guests. i live in military housing tho and when we moved in all they had were 3 bedroom houses. when my husband gets out, we’ll probably downsize to a 1/2 bedroom apartment.

    Post # 106
    4655 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @kay01:  Our jobs give us an apartment. We live in an inexpensive area, so the place is pretty nice and has an extra bedroom… we use it as a storage/laundry room though.

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