Whether you are building a custom home or planning a major renovation, a guest house is a great way to add square footage to your home. While it is widely used whenever you have guests over, the space can also be leveraged as part of your daily life.
When planning the design of your guesthouse, make sure to ask yourself the following questions:
How much privacy is required?
This highly depends on who will use the guest house. If you’re planning on renting it out, it should have a certain level of privacy for the benefit of your guests or tenants. If the structure is meant to house your teenage children or receive visitors like friends or in-laws, you may find that more or less privacy is required. Privacy levels will inform what your guesthouse will look like.
How will the space be used when there are no guests?
If you don’t entertain guests that often, you’ll want your guest house to be designed with everyday use in mind. It can be used as your personal sanctuary where you can be one with yourself like a spa or gym. You may also use it for practical purposes, be it a remote learning center or a home office.
What is its architectural relationship with your primary dwelling?
The guest house doesn’t have to be unique in terms of aesthetics. We highly recommend taking elements from your home and reflecting it on your guest house. It may not be the exact same copy, but it must be on the same level. Both spaces can be cohesive in both geometry and structure. Otherwise, you can achieve harmony for both by using the same color and material palette.
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