Sleeping around again

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I am-sleeping around, again.

i slept in this room when we bought the b&b, for two nights...way back when. Terrible aren't I. Ihave already  found small things to change up. I am on wifi, testing it here.

I need to work out a way to clean this window from the outside!

over the years when guests move things and i see a pattern i have gone with that, so i do consider all of that.

on the recent road trip i was very aware of "horizontal space" for stuff, or lackthereof. I am not a make-up-y person, so not travel with flat irons or curling irons etc, or other beauty appliances. I could see someone who did having an issue at nearly every b and b that i stayed in. And we DO have guests who travel this way...

I found the TV to be too low in this room. May look at mounting it on the wall...It is okay...it works fine, but would be better up higher.

Do you ever " sleep around" in your rooms?

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We will be working on our own bedroom this month so will take the opportunity to sleep in the upstairs guest suite.  It has been years since we slept there so I am anxious to see how it feels. Although it is the smaller of our two guest suites, there is something very appealing about being on the second floor, tucked under the eves.  

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I sleep around the B&B cottage rooms in the winter usually and check things out. Need to sleep in the Cottage(above the garage) next. ........A guest recently said in a review that its not a Cottage but a Studio ? Not sure what she means ??     Oh well the least of my problems... Mary

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In addition to Maddie's comment, a studio often also implies "all in one room" -- sleeping, living, dining, even the kitchenette; only the bathroom would be separate.

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Yes, that too. All one room. Or an alcove for the bed.

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Cottage implies a separate building not attached to anything else. Upstairs over a garage? I agree that studio fits better.

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Slept in one of our room on New Years - attended a party at a bar 2 blocks from the Inn so took advantage of an open room.  I was surprised to find the bed slanted enough to bother me while I slept.  NO ONE TOLD US!  Also, the TV is too small for the sitting room and there was a terrible cold draft beside the couch.  

Yes, I'm glad we stayed in that room and fixed things as soon as we had a chance.

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I stayed at a b&b a few years ago that had so many problems I was afraid to tell them everything all at once!

Slanted bed, shower that didn't drain, rattly windows and an ice covered front walk that I spent 2 days skating on.

Not to mention that when I came for breakfast at 9 am they commented on how early I got up which meant they were listening for me at 6 am when I used the bathroom!

I think this is something we always need to think about. Some guests don't care or like us so well they don't say anything. I would rather the guests who like us complain because I know they do it out of concern and not just to complain.

I generally ask those guests if everything is ok and to let me know so I can fix things!

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Over the years we have had opportunity to stay in most of our cottages, but there are a few that I just haven't spent much time in (yet).

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Good for you for sleeping around. I spent a couple of nights in each of my beds before opening, and made several notes on improvements each time. Your mention of needing more space to lay stuff out has spurred me to find a good long shelf to put over the wall-mounted TV in the bedroom you stayed in while here. The nightstands are tiny in that room and there's no room for a decent sized table, but a shelf over the flat screen would be a big help.

This ties in with the other recent post about not assuming that no comments means everybody is happy. People may not take time to mention some of the shortcomings you'll find in a sleep over, but they are all worthwhile enhancements.

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I would worry about someone constantly bumping the TV if the shelf was over it. I know it's tough to hang the TV's up high but maybe that's the thing to do? Angle it down. Then put the shelf under the TV.

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Arks wrote:

Good for you for sleeping around. I spent a couple of nights in each of my beds before opening, and made several notes on improvements each time. Your mention of needing more space to lay stuff out has spurred me to find a good long shelf to put over the wall-mounted TV in the bedroom you stayed in while here. The nightstands are tiny in that room and there's no room for a decent sized table, but a shelf over the flat screen would be a big help.

This ties in with the other recent post about not assuming that no comments means everybody is happy. People may not take time to mention some of the shortcomings you'll find in a sleep over, but they are all worthwhile enhancements.

The only thing I would change to that room is maybe raise the TV up a smidgen (how do you spell smidgen?) While it is a large tv is wouldn't hurt to have the fuller cinematic thing going for it when you lay back in bed. All I did was snore while I was there, so didn't get the oppty to enjoy all your amenities.  You have plenty of space in the bathroom, I wouldn't think you need a shelf there Arks. Unless you want one, of course. yes

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Joey Bloggs wrote:
how do you spell smidgen?

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Maddie, love the hook idea!

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

Maddie, love the hook idea!

We have hooks on the bathroom doors but need something near the sink. I was looking (at CTS!) for wooden signs that I could poly and put the hooks on. I did that in one room - cute little beach cabana scene that we stuck hooks on. Can't find any signs now that are short enough. I'll keep looking or just get wooden 'blanks' and decoupage them.

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Yes, usually do this in the spring after I'm done with all the reno work just to see how it all works out.

Counter space in the bathrooms is a biggie here. We have glass shelves on the wall and a 3-tiered stand in every bathroom. We just bought sinks with a w-i-d-e apron on top for more space for basics. And, I'm adding hanging hooks next to the sinks for those fold up ditty bags a lot of our guests have.

We don't get as many makeup trunks here as you probably do. But we do get a few. And I know it's a problem. I've tried to add more horizontal space in the room itself in front of the mirrors. But there's no lighting.

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We plan to, but haven't.  I agree it's the best way to find ways to improve.

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