The Many Benefits of Building a Guest House

Guest House InteriorHomeowners in Southern California are always looking for ways to increase the value of their property. And one of the best options is to build a guest house.

Not only can it accommodate guests or tenants, your new guest house will bring so many benefits because it can be such a multifunctional space.

A Residence for Visiting Friends and Family

A guest house can bring lasting benefits to a family dynamic. Sometimes the modern home is too cramped to host family and friends for a prolonged period of time. Even the most loving relationships can be soured by spending too much time together. Thanks to recent changes to the building codes in L.A. County, many California homeowners are building guest houses to host family and friends during visits. Additional space means greater personal freedom. Guests will have their own dedicated and self-contained space to enjoy personal time while visiting.

A Multi-Purpose Escape Within the Home

Small grey shed in the sunny summer green backyard.For many people with large families, it can be challenging to find time and space to be alone with their thoughts. Everybody needs space every once in a while, whether it’s to tackle some office work or simply to read that latest novel. And here lies one of the major benefits of building a guest house.

Guest house owners can create their own unique environment for escaping everyday life for an hour or two. Consider designing and building yours to be any or all of these things:

  • living quarters where elderly parents can retain independence
  • a teen retreat for movies and video games
  • a romantic cottage getaway for date nights
  • a rec room with bar as well as sleeping quarters
  • a guest house that doubles as a pool house
  • your man cave
  • a home theater
  • a home recording studio
  • an art studio
  • a complete home office
  • a zen space for reading and relaxing.

Rental Income

Small backyard with shed and patio area. View of brick fire pit and deck chairsWhen you work with expert guest house designers who know all the county codes and regulations, the ability to rent your guest house becomes a viable income-building opportunity.

Think of the revenue from having regular tenants.

Then there are casual visitors. Millions of people from across the United States visit California all year round.

Homeowners can review the various style requirements of guest home clientele – or B&B lovers – and then work with their design team to ensure their property meets the needs of all kinds of visitors.

The additional income can become a great nest egg.

Even retirees are now using guest house rental income as a way to maximize their funds.

There are so many benefits to adding a guest house to your California home. But first, it’s important to review the permit and design requirements for the project. Contact trusted design and construction experts to discuss your guest house project.
Romney Tripp of RWT Design & Construction“Romney Tripp started construction in 1977 and formed RWT Design & Construction in 1992, eventually setting up the shop in Burbank. From the mid 1980’s Romney has been working on building recording studios as well as…” Read more.

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