If you regularly host parties, events or other group activities that involve people visiting, then you’ve probably had your fair share of problems. Perhaps you didn’t have enough bedrooms, maybe there weren’t enough bathrooms and people had to wait around, or maybe your dining table was too small so you had to get a flimsy fold-out table to increase the space you had. Whatever problems you ran into, you’ve probably thought about undertaking some DIY projects in order to increase their comfort.
As a host, it’s your job to make sure your guests feel welcome and at home, which is why we’ve compiled a brief list of home improvements that will kick it up a notch and make your guests look forward to visiting your humble abode. Keep in mind many of these can be done yourself, but if you lack the time, knowledge or skills to pull it off, you can always hire a contractor.
Spare storage in bedrooms
You might have additional bedrooms, but do they have enough storage? One of the biggest gripes that people usually have when they visit a friend or relative is that they have to keep their luggage in their own suitcase. While this doesn’t seem like a huge deal, it doesn’t make someone feel welcome in your home if they have to keep their items separate. Make sure you have a closet or wardrobe in your spare bedrooms if you plan to have guests over for an extended period of time. This is so they can put their items in your storage and feel more at home.
Enlarging the driveway
If your guests have to drive to your home, then you might want to enlarge your driveway so they have a safe place to park their vehicles. Having parking space available in your home will ensure that they don’t pay exorbitant parking fees or have to store their car in a nearby parking lot and then walk to your home. This also means they don’t have to take public transportation in order to save on parking costs. If you want to add a touch of class, then add some driveway paving and fix up any cracks or holes in your driveway so that it’s smooth and looks fantastic.
If you have extra storage closets that aren’t serving much purpose (easy to do if you declutter on a regular basis!) then you might have space to build some additional toilet rooms. This is fantastic if you only have en-suite bathrooms and a main bathroom. You don’t want your guests to invade your privacy by going into your bedrooms, and you don’t want to make them feel awkward having to go through a bedroom just to reach a toilet.
Large living room
The living room is most likely where your guests are going to be spending most of their time, so make sure you give them the space to relax and do what they need to do. Have plenty of chairs, a comfortable, large sofa and perhaps some luxuries such as access to charging ports for their devices and a large television. Extending your living room can be difficult, but as long as you declutter and move out any useless furniture or items that don’t serve a purpose, it’s easier t