We do not have a fancy guest room, so we are having them stay in our basement. Our basement is carpeted and furnished, it is a large family room area where we watch movies and exercise. It will provide them with plenty of space, and with a few little touches, I think it will feel welcoming. I thought about all the different things a hotel room offers to make ones stay more comfortable, and tried to provide the same for them, as best as I could.
We have a queen size, elevated air mattress for A.C. and his wife. I have an area in the basement that they can store it during the day to get it out of the way. For their little girl, I have a foam mattress that is comfortable but portable, just in case she would want to move it to my girls rooms for a "sleepover" as they get comfortable around each other.
photos from martha stewartHere are some things I am hoping will make their stay comfortable:
~A basket of individual snacks, just in case they get the midnight munchies
~Magazines for reading and relaxing
~A basket of travel size toiletries-toothpaste, lotion, mouthwash, band aids, Tylenol, etc.
~A rolling, portable rack for them to hang clothes on.
~A Big screen TV for A.C.'s sports viewing pleasure
~Iron & Ironing board handy, in the laundry room right off the basement
~A fan, it is pretty cool down there, but it might help block the noise of us walking around up here!
~A basket of rolled up towels & wash clothes
~A full length mirror
~A basket full of toys and things to do for their daughter
~A pen & notepad
~A table and chairs for their laptop
I have my favorite coffee on hand, and all kinds of meals and snacks planned.
I really can't wait to see them, and since we will be busy having fun with our friends this week, I may not be able to post as often. So if you wonder where I am...I'm with my guests!