If you’re hosting overnight guests, you’ll want to give them the best impression of your home and ensure their stay is as comfortable as possible. When you’re putting together your guest bedroom and bathroom, be sure to consider cleanliness, organisation, and the provision of essentials.
It might seem obvious, but providing your guests with toiletries can make them feel much more comfortable when spending the night in your home. We’ve all unpacked on a trip to discover a missing toothbrush, comb, or sanitary product – ensure your guests don’t have to worry by providing them with all they might need, without them having to ask you.
Easy-to-provide toiletries that your guests might appreciate include:
- A toothbrush
- Hand soap
- Body wash
- Body lotion
- Extra toilet paper
Make sure your guests have access to plenty of clean towels – there should be at least one per guest available. If you have space, put a towel hamper in your guest bathroom so your visitors have somewhere to throw towels once they’ve been used.
Alternatively, if your guests are staying for more than one night, make sure there’s a towel rail in their bathroom, so they aren’t left wondering what to do with a wet towel they’ll want to use again.
Tip: if you have guests staying with you for more than a couple of nights, you might want to offer to change their towels mid-way through their visit.
Extra toilet paper
No guest wants to have to ask their host for extra toilet paper, nor does anybody want to find themselves on the toilet with none at hand – make sure your guests have access to plenty of extra toilet paper to spare everyone the potential embarrassment.
To store spare toilet paper stylishly, pile it into a wicker hamper or fabric basket and tuck it into a corner, under the sink, or keep it conveniently beside the toilet.
Make sure there’s a bin in your guest bathroom – it’s easy to overlook when you’re focusing on toiletries and design, but it’s perhaps the most important thing to remember. The last thing you want is for your guest to leave their bathroom waste on the side, and they’ll want to avoid carrying used cotton wool buds, tissues, and tampon wrappings through your house to the kitchen bin.
Placing a discreet bathroom bin in the corner or underneath some low shelving is the best way to keep everyone happy.
Tip: line your guest bathroom bin with a small bin bag for easier changes.
The finishing touch is scent, it sets the tone and can help your guests settle into their temporary bathroom environment. Whether you choose a fresh bunch of flowers, a sweet-scented diffuser or a luxurious candle and matches, make sure your guest bathroom is smelling divine, and your visitors will enjoy every moment in there.
With every element of your guest bathroom considered you can rest assured your overnight visitors will feel relaxed and at home. Boost the flow of your water with a shower pump or invest in a Mira Digital Shower to give your guests a truly luxurious experience. Mira Digital Showers have a wide range of exceptional add-ons, including dual showerheads and warm-up modes – you can even control your shower from your smartphone.
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