In The Guest Bathroom: Preparing for House Guests

By on Jan 31, 2013 in Articles & Tips

Obviously you already have a toilet, shower, mirror, trash bin and towels in your guest bathroom. Those are necessities, and the items guests will be most grateful for. However, creating a comfortable space for guests in your home involves more than providing necessities and a place to sleep; it’s an opportunity to welcome that their time spent with you is memorable. When you go out of town, what are the little luxuries that you appreciate the most? We’re not saying you have to turn the guest bath into a spa, but these extra details will help make your guests feel right at home.

Stock the Shower

With strict airport security regulations, guests may show up without any shampoo or soap. Stock the shower with everything they’ll need. Opt for liquid body wash or other bath and shower products. Then guests won’t be weary wondering where that half-used bar has been. Consider showering in the guest bath a few nights before your guests arrive to make sure everything is working properly. You may be surprised at what the new perspective shows you.

Make it Private

Nothing is worse than using someone else’s bathroom and being afraid of being walked in on. Make sure locks are working. If there’s a window in your bathroom, eliminate the possibility of sharing private moments with the neighbors. Half-curtains are popular for letting in light, but if your neighbor’s upstairs window is positioned just right, half-curtains won’t work. Instead use a roller shade, which will let in light when rolled up.

A Plush Robe

Undoubtedly on your list of little luxuries is a robe, right? It doesn’t even have to be plush, but that helps. Often guests forget to pack pajamas that they’re comfortable roaming your house in. Especially for late night bathroom trips or when they’re right out of the tub, guests need a robe to wrap up in. Hang one behind the door and let guests know you want them to be comfortable.


There are plenty of ways to spice up a drab-looking mirror. If you’re feeling artsy, paint a few posies in the corner using air-dry enamel paints. For a more permanent look, frame a free standing rectangular mirror just like you would a photograph. Don’t limit yourself to just one mirror two hung opposite of each other can make a space look larger.


While the necessities are nice, any extras are widely appreciated. Stock the bathroom with new toothbrushes and toothpaste, a basket of disposable razors, and a supply of cotton swabs. Go the extra mile and keep feminine products, bug spray, cold cream and tweezers nearby. If you stock the medicine cabinet before hand with Advil and antacids, guests won’t have to shyly ask you where you keep the headache painkillers.


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