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Instead of searching for a home with all the features on their wish list, many homeowners choose to build a custom home that caters to their unique lifestyle. This makes it easy to get exactly what you want and ensures that your home is built to your specifications.  

Here in Southwest Florida, hosting guests is a way of life for many of us. Because of that, creating a guest suite that makes our out-of-town visitors feel welcome and comfortable is a priority. However, designing the perfect guest suite can be tricky. Gulfstream Homes is here to help you think through the process to ensure the outcome you want. 

4 Tips on How to Design the Perfect Guest Suite When Building Your Home 

If you’re looking to incorporate a guest suite into your custom home floor plan, it’s important to keep the following tips in mind.  

1. Choose the Right Location 

One of the first decisions you must make is where to put the guest suite in your home. It’s important to choose a location that doesn’t completely isolate your guests but still gives them plenty of privacy and peace. As such, split bedroom floor plans, pool cabanas, mother-in-law suites, and guest houses are popular choices.  

2. Keep the Decor Simple 

Everyone has different tastes when it comes to home decor. That’s why it’s best to provide your guest suite with a more simple and neutral design rather than something bold and potentially polarizing.  

Too much decor can also make the room seem busy, causing your guests to feel cluttered or anxious. A few well-placed plants, books, rugs, and lamps are more than enough to create a simple yet inviting guest suite.  

3. Create a Welcoming Bathroom  

Some people treat the guest bathroom as an afterthought. But you should put just as much thought and effort into designing your guest suite bathroom as you do for your primary bathroom. This will help keep your guests comfortable and provide them with additional privacy.  

4. Don’t Forget About the Closet  

No room is complete without a closet. Even if you already have dressers for your guests, it’s a good idea to include a spacious, walk-in closet so they can keep their luggage and belongings out of sight and enjoy a peaceful, serene stay at your home.  

Bonus: What Furniture Should I Include in a Guest Suite? 

Your guest suite can be as simple or as elaborate as you’d like. At the very least, though, every guest suite should have the following:  

  • A comfortable bed  
  • One or more dressers  
  • A nightstand or bedside table 
  • A simple table, desk, or other workspace 
  • A side chair or recliner  
  • Welcoming items like bottled water or a tour guide of the local area 

Bring Your Vision to Life with Gulfstream Homes 

The experienced team at Gulfstream Homes understands how to design the perfect guest suite when building your home — and we want to help bring your vision to life. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation session with one of our experts.