For most, our home design does not have the space to include the whole family plus overnight guests. Once you have two teenage children then you need a 5 bedroom house if you want to get the rest of the gang over at Christmas or in the summer break. So, how can you cram everyone in when you only have a 3 bed detached? We have some great ideas for every kind of home you can imagine.
So, let’s work on the idea that it’s summer and you want your brother and his children and your mom and dad to come and spend a little time in your new home. Problem is you have three bedrooms to share out between 3 adult couples and 6 children! Obviously the best option is to go for a sofa bed, giving the adults the chance to sprawl out comfortably in a double. However, if your rooms are of a good size you could think about erecting a base camp in the garden for the children. Kids love to camp so putting them together for a few nights will be a great way of turning a potential nightmare into a fantastic adventure. Just make sure you use some solar powered lamps to illuminate their way to the house, you could also set them up with a baby monitor or walkie-talkie so they can keep in touch with the adults. Obviously you need to have a secure backyard or you may spend the nights peering out of the window in fear they sleepwalk over to the neighbors.
Sofa Bed or Day Bed
As mentioned earlier, a sofa bed is a great solution also. While this may be a little invasive if you are putting up your parents in the living room and they prefer an early night. You could surrender your beautiful bedroom to them and sleep on your own pull out for a few nights. Chances are you will be up later than your guests at night, awake before them in the morning. So you won’t need to tiptoe around anyone. Depending on the size of your other bedrooms you could have a single pull out bed ready for any younger guests to slip in with your children. You can also buy some great daybeds which double up as a sofa for older children. These can easily pull out into a double. This may make a little mayhem in the kids room. But a few nights isn’t going to hurt anyone.
If you want to get a little more dramatic, look at your outside space. Could you fit a summer house? If your budget is big enough you could even check out mobile homes for sale. You may need to check permission to do this but it will give you an extension to your home. It will enable you to have guests living independently. Great for 4 week visits from mom and dad!
.There are loads of ways of creating a little more room in a fun and exciting way. Go ahead, invite everyone over this summer and have a wonderful time!