With a wedding coming up next year, thoughts of all the family members and friends who would need to travel into town have started to creep into my mind. While I probably won't want to host anyone the nights surrounding my wedding, it would be nice to have the ability to offer up a space to visitors. The thrifty side of me (okay, so every side is thrifty) started to rethink our decision to make the second bedroom of our house into an office instead of a guestroom.
Guestrooms aren't just fun to decorate, but having one available can end up saving your guest hundreds of dollars. Imagine you host guests three weekends a year... compared to $100ish per night, that could add up to a savings of up to $1,000.
At the same time, you could end up "wasting" the space for the other 350ish days of the year by not hosting guests.
What are your thoughts on guest rooms... are they necessities or luxuries? How much money have you saved your friends/ family by having the ability to offer up a space for them to stay?