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Creating A Tiny House For Guests On Your Property

The tiny house trend has become popular with people looking for an affordable alternative to more traditional homes, but it can also provide you with a unique option for creating a guest home on your property. With a general steel building, you can create a tiny guest home your friends and relatives can use when visiting from out of town. Here are a few features to look for as you select a metal building for your tiny guesthouse.

Loft Sleeping Space

To make the most of a small space, work with your metal building contractor to create a loft sleeping area. This creates a cozy sleeping nook while providing more room in the main living area for a kitchen, dining area, and bathroom. A loft that overlooks the rest of the house can add to the overall look of the home, but be sure to have railings installed for safety in the sleeping area.

Small Kitchen

While you may plan to do most of the entertaining for your guests, giving them their own kitchen area is a smart idea. This ensures your guests can prepare a midnight snack or prepare meals for small children without having to enter the main home on your property. Consider an under-the-counter refrigerator and a small range to conserve space, and build a flip-down table. The table can be folded up and out of the way when not being used. Install upper cabinets for storage, and opt for a small single-basin sink in the kitchen area.

Luxury Bathroom

Just because you are opting for a small metal building doesn't mean you have to scrimp on the bathroom. You can create a luxury space for your guests to use without taking up a lot of space in the home. A corner stand-up shower can provide ample room for bathing comfortably, and it can be customized with rainfall shower heads or other luxury features. You can also opt for a corner tub if you want to provide a more traditional bathroom experience. Install a floor-to-ceiling cabinet next to the vanity for storage, and look for a vanity that has under-cabinet storage as well. Work with your metal building contractor to add luxury lighting to complete the bathroom setup. Once you've selected all of the features of the tiny guesthouse, you can begin to consider decorating options, such as flooring and paint colors. This will help to transform your metal or steel building into a warm and welcoming guest home.