When you’re designing a guest bathroom, you want to create a space that you know your guests will feel comfortable in and feel welcomed by. Comfort and accessibility are both important factors to consider – but they’re not the only factors to consider. Learn more below and then reach out to Mission West Kitchen and Bath at 626-799-3503 to find out more about your options.
First and foremost, start by figuring out how to cover the basics. This includes making sure you have a quality show or bath, finding a vanity that offers the necessary counter space, figuring out how to add accessible storage, and choosing the right sink. Most of the time, a single sink is all that’s required in a guest bathroom but make sure it’s properly lit and always include a mirror above it.
You do want your guest bathroom to be convenient and accessible but remember that their needs are different than those living in the home. For example, a guest is going to need much less storage room than a regular occupant. While it may seem that the guest bathroom is a great place to store all your toiletries and medical extras, consider that this is not a good idea if you have guests with kids.
Your guests do not want to spend time digging through your cabinets to find what they want. Not only is it an inconvenience, but it can feel impolite. This is why it’s common for guest bathrooms to have open shelves and vanity storage. Hooks are a great option too – you can hang a guest bathrobe, towels, a hair dryer, etc. all in easy reach.
You may also want to consider the needs of a guest who may stay longer. For example, if you expect the grandparents may come for more than a week at a time, then you may want to plan extra room to keep a hamper.
Some homeowners like to keep their guest bathroom simple, elegant, and luxurious. They choose colors, textures, materials, and fabrics that more people are likely to enjoy. On the other hand, some people choose to really let their personality come through.
After all, it’s common for a homeowner to want their own bathroom – that they’ll see day in and day out every day of the year – to be a serene, comforting place. A guest bathroom on the other hand, is essentially a place that’s only seen by anyone on a special occasion and can thus be unique and full of personality.
These are just a few of the tips we have for those who are adding a guest bathroom or remodeling their current guest bathroom. For more ideas, and to get the process started, we urge you to reach out to Mission West Kitchen and Bath at 626-799-3503 as soon as possible.