Designing Your Guest Bathrooms

April 5, 2013
When it comes to decorating and designing your home, guest bathrooms are an important feature. They make a statement about the kind of treatment you want to provide your guests with. Guests will look at things like how clean the restroom is, the size of it, and the general condition of the facility. These are all things that you can control with general upkeep. When building a custom home, you can also control the overall design of your guest bathrooms too. Here is a short guide to designing your guest bathrooms:

Designing Your Guest Bathrooms

Before you start designing your guest bathrooms, think about the large features and amenities you need to include and want to provide. Will the guest bathroom be attached to a guest bedroom or a separate bathroom that guests happen to use? If you’ll be hosting overnight guests, you’ll want to make sure it is a full bathroom. Depending on the style of your home, the space available in the guest bathroom, and what type of guest experience you want to offer, your guest bathroom may have a walk-in shower unit, a shower tub combination, or a shower with a separate, freestanding tub. For guests that are not staying overnight and who are just over for a short visit, a powder room can serve as a guest bathroom
 
Once you know some of the bigger features you need, then you can start customizing your guest bathrooms further. How far you want to go in impressing your guests? Will the guest bathrooms only be used by guests or will they be available for general family use? How often will you be hosting overnight guests? Questions like these can help you determine how much customization work to do for your guest bathroom. Do you want the toilet in a different part of the bathroom space with a door to separate it from the rest of the bathroom? Do you want a double vanity with his and her sinks or will one sink be sufficient? Also, consider what kind of flooring you want to have in the guest bathroom.

Decorating Your Guest Bathrooms

Decorating a guest bathroom can be a tricky thing. You want to show off your individual style, while at the same time impressing your guests. Your guests may be immediate family members that do not care much whether or not your towels are color coordinated with the walls and your bath mats, or maybe they do. Regardless, you’ll want to ensure your guest bathroom decor fits in with the design of the rest of your home and looks good on its own. 
 
You can also take your custom design further and add a unique flair by choosing nontraditional colors for your sink, bathtub, and toilet. Incorporating bold patterns into your bathroom decor is another way for it to stand out, especially if bold patterns will be a theme throughout the rest of your custom home design. 
 
Whatever you choose for your guest bathroom designs, remember to stay true to your own style. Once you have the overall design, decor, and layout figured out, it’s just a matter of adding the right accessories to ensure guest comfort. Soft, fluffy towels and extra shower and personal care items can go a long way toward helping your guests feel welcome.