I know some of you have probably wondered why the Guest House is called what it is. The Guest House has the awesome 800 sq ft. guest house that in the backyard, and today I am finally going to show you the update on it. This space has transformed so much its SO cool, and its not even close to being finished.
When we first got this home the Guest House was actually a detached garage/workshop. I found this space particularly useful for storing certain equipment that wasn’t needed in the house, and obviously for the car, but with such a generous amount of space for a garage we knew it was worth converting it into something more beneficial; a guest house. Despite this, we still require a garage for our car and for storage space. We still have plenty of space in our yard for the renovation of a new garage, one that will probably be downsized from the previous one. Though I like to think I’m quite the DIY expert, building a whole new garage is something a bit out of my depth! Once we’ve finished with the design of the guest house, that’ll be our next project and our chance to call the professionals in. Though I’ll be able to help with certain parts of the build, we’ll definitely have to call a licensed garage door technician in Severn, MD. and other help to achieve a fully built and secured garage. While the thought of building our future garage is a bit daunting, converting our old one into the guest house was pretty simple. We took out the garage doors and enclosed it. Here was after that first haul out and change:
And now its really starting to take shape. We got walls up for the bathroom and closet, the kitchen plumbing is all in, and drywall is done. The way this guest house work is an open area that holds the kitchen/living space/and bed and then a closed off closet and a closed off bathroom.
While it may not look like much right now, in just a few weeks this should be DONE! D.O.N.E.
This space is absolutely perfect for anyone who wants to have their parents or in-laws live with them. Who has guests for extended periods of time. Anything! We have had my parents living with us for the past three years, and it is the best! Its such a blessing having our kids grow up so close to their grandparents, so I love the idea of this Guest House being used for something like that!