If you like to have friends and family to stay for long periods of time, then you might be sick and tired of having to share your house.

You might be considering some other options for accommodation, such as creating an exterior guest bedroom in your garden.

You might also want somewhere that you could go to relax and get away when you need some time out.

The good news is that creating an exterior guest bedroom doesn’t have to be a complex task – it’s much easier than you would think. Want to know how to go about it? Have a read of these tips and ideas!

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Focus on size and layout

To begin with, you’re going to need to decide how big you want this extra space to be.

Do you want it to just be an extra bedroom or do you want it to be its own little house with toilet and bathroom?

If you’re just looking to create a double bedroom for people to stay at night due to space in the house then you aren’t going to need too much space, but if you are looking to have a bathroom in it, then you will need to a bit extra to make sure you can fit everything in and it isn’t cramped.

Once you have decided on the size of the space that you want to create, you can then look to decide on the interior, such as plug socket placement, what side of the building the bathroom will be able to go, which will depend on plumbing and where the electrical source will be.

If you are building a bathroom with it then you would need to look in what decor you would want such as flooring, bath or shower or both, what sort of shower heads you would want for it and so on.

Also, you will need to make sure that you know what spacing you have to fit in sinks and toilets and various other features.

Think about the decor

Once you have decided on placement for the property and the bathroom, if you are having one, then you need to decide on your decor for the property.

You also need to think about what features you want to be incorporated into space – a bed is a must, but do you want an actual bed or a sofa bed?

You also need to think about whether you want a TV down there, internet access, a speaker system, and so on.

You will need to get quotes for every associated cost, to ensure that everything that you want doing is affordable.

If you’re going down the DIY route, it’s still important to work out a budget, so that you know how much you’re going to be spending.

So there you have it, lots of great tips and advice for creating a beautiful outdoor guest bedroom.

Take note of the tips and ideas above and you can create an amazing space for your guests to stay in when they come over, without having them take over your entire house.

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