guest friendly bathroom

From block parties and barbecues, to birthdays, retirement parties, and the holidays—for those that love entertaining guests, there are so many opportunities to invite guests into our homes every year. No matter the occasion, there’s a lot that goes into preparing the home for guests to arrive, from food and drink prep and room decorations, guest bedroom cleaning and so much more.

With so many things to do while playing host, the guest bathroom is often overlooked.  However, the bathroom should always be a top priority for any homeowner to consider before having people over. After all, a badly kept bathroom that’s not ready for guests can be difficult or even unsafe to use. It can also lead to embarrassing situations for you and your guests.

Fortunately, the bathroom is one of the easiest and most affordable places in the house to remodel. In this article, our expert team at Bath Masters offers our favorite tips for getting your bathroom ready for guests—and more pleasant gatherings in your home this year.

Keep it Clean

The most obvious tip on the list is also the most important one. Take the time to clean your toilet, bathtub, bathroom walls, flooring, and even the ceiling before guests arrive. Depending on how old your bathroom products are, schedule a deep cleaning once in a while to take care of important maintenance issues that can cause serious problems later. For example, get rid of water stains and mildew build-up in older bathrooms on a very regular basis before they become impossible to get rid of.

Newer bathroom products like showers and tubs are made with advanced materials that fight grime and resist bacteria. If your aging bathroom is covered in mold, stubborn stains, and doesn’t seem to look clean no matter how much time you spend scrubbing—it could be time to replace these products with new ones.

Prepare Toiletries and Bathroom Essentials

Similar to a hotel, you can make your visitors feel at home by preparing a basket with toiletries and bathroom essentials for them to use. This can include soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, lotion, tampons and sanitary napkins, toilet paper, and towels. Don’t wait for them to ask you for such items, and prepare these ahead of time.

Also, make sure to leave plenty of toilet paper rolls underneath the sink or somewhere easy to find. The more you leave, the less likely it will be for them to run out. While it may seem silly, running out of toilet paper could put some of your guests in an uncomfortable situation when they’re forced to ask you for more.

Air Fresheners and Deodorizing Materials

Foul smells in the bathroom are to be expected. Nevertheless, this can be another embarrassing situation for your guests that can be easily resolved with some simple preparation ahead of time. If your bathroom isn’t currently equipped with a built-in bathroom fan, this is certainly an excellent option to consider that will add value to your home. Alternatively, you can buy an automatic air freshener that keeps the room smelling fresh all of the time. Another option is to leave out incense sticks, aerosol air fresheners, and other products for your guests to use as they wish.

Make Your Bathroom Accessible

The kitchen and the bathroom are the two most dangerous rooms in the house. That said, there’s no doubt that making your bathroom safer for guests to use should be at the top of your list as a homeowner. If you are expecting elderly guests or those with mobility issues, building a safer bathroom is an excellent way to prevent injuries and make everyone feel more at home.

From walk-in tubs and roll-in showers, slip-resistant floors and strategically placed grab bars—there are ways to make your bathroom safer for your guests and your household. You can also consider laying out no-slip bathroom rugs and shower mats for a last-minute improvement to the safety of your bathroom area.

Speak With a Bath Masters Design Professional About Improving Your Bathroom Today!

At Bath Masters, our bathroom remodeling company is proud to offer a comprehensive range of upgrades and installation options that are easy, affordable, and long-lasting. From minor improvements to the replacement of bathtubs and showers, to total bathroom overhauls and makeovers, our certified installation experts can transform your bathroom in as little as just one day.

If you’re interested in creating a more beautiful home with us, we’d love to hear from you. Give our team a call to discuss your bathroom remodeling needs over the phone, or fill out our online form to request a free, in-home estimate now.