Do you need an extra room for parents, adult children, visiting friends or extended family? You are not alone! Guest suites are often requested by today’s homebuyers, and Columbia Builders is pleased to offer this feature in your new custom home. Here are some ideas on how to best plan and integrate a guest suite into your home’s design!
Dedicated Space or Flexible Space
One of the first questions to ask is this – do you require a guest suite or a room that serves multiple functions? A guest room that is only needed a few times per year can be utilized as a sitting room, library, office/study area, or a craft room when not occupied by visitors. In this situation, the area may be incorporated in a variety of locations within your new home.
Placement within Your Home
Will you have live-in extended family who may require one level living without stairs to climb? If so, you’ll want to include a suite on the entry level of your home. As more and more families live in multi-generational homes, this design concept has become a much sought-after feature. From a modest bedroom with its own private bath to permanent in-law quarters – with private entry, laundry, kitchenette, accessible bathroom, walk-in-closet and more – we will design the space that works for your family’s needs.
Details to Consider
Well thought-out details for a spacious closet, private bath, and both natural light and overhead lighting will ensure that your friends and family enjoy their stay. Ample closet storage for linens, blankets, towels, and extra toiletries – not to mention plenty of hanging space – will benefit your guests. If the area is part of a finished basement, consider additional windows and lighting for the room. Custom details such as safety features in the bath or a separate entrance to the suite can be incorporated into the blueprint.
All you’ll need to add is a few luxuries to make your guests feel welcome when they arrive such as fresh flowers, bottled water, snacks, paper and pen, a few books, and recent magazines, along with a place to charge electronic devices – all make your guests feel more at home.
Design and Build Your Dream Home with Columbia Builders
Columbia Builders is the home builder of choice in Howard County, offering homes in Ellicott City, Elkridge, Laurel, Columbia, Marriottsville, Fulton, Clarksville, Dayton, and Brookeville. No matter what the size and scope of your project, we have the skills, experience, and resources needed to bring your vision to life. We offer a level of customization that is truly unmatched and are committed to using materials and craftsmen of the highest quality, so you can trust that your new home is built to last.
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