How to build a luxury bed-and-breakfast
New York City-based luxury bed and breakfasts have become increasingly popular among young millennials, according to research from Bedroom, Sleep and Bedroom magazine.
The survey found that 57% of millennials surveyed in the spring of 2017 owned a bed and breakfast in their home, and that almost 60% of them had already visited their new digs.
But millennials also have a growing number of concerns about their privacy and safety.
According to Bedroom and Sleep, “a lot of people feel like there are so many people and things that can go wrong if you get home alone, especially if you have a kid in the house.”
This includes things like people walking in your bedroom, the number of people in the living room and the number who are looking at you, as well as pets.
Millennials also say they’re less comfortable in their own homes and feel more unsafe at events.
“Most of the millennials surveyed didn’t know how to tell if someone was a good parent, or even if they were,” the magazine reports.
“The majority of millennials didn’t think their parents were always good parents.”
As a result, the magazine says it found that the majority of millennial homes are “overwhelmingly, or almost always, single and/or female.”
Some millennials even report having a difficult time finding a roommate, which Bedroom says is a common experience among young people.
In the survey, nearly half of respondents reported they felt the need to ask for a roommate or friend when they were out with their friends, compared to only 20% who said the same of a parent.
Some millennials also report feeling more comfortable in bed with a partner than at home.
“While a large number of millennials have bed-in-a-box or other similar arrangements, they don’t feel like they can be as private in their homes as they could be with a spouse or partner,” Bedroom writes.
While millennials may feel comfortable in the privacy of their own bedrooms, some say they need to be able to sleep in the same room with their family.
“They are uncomfortable in bed, because they feel like their privacy isn’t being respected,” the survey found.
For many millennials, the fear of someone seeing them at home has become a major concern, Bedroom reports.
Many say they feel uncomfortable at parties because guests have their phones out, and others report that they feel nervous around new friends.
But Bedroom also found that millennials were more likely to share their home space with a sibling, a close friend or someone who had a similar lifestyle.
According the survey: Millennials are more likely than other age groups to be worried about being seen in their parents’ bedrooms.
They also reported that being seen at home was the most stressful thing about being home alone.
About two-thirds of millennials (66%) said they feel anxious when they’re out with friends and family, compared with 41% of all millennials and 26% of those ages 25-34.
Many millennials are worried about privacy because they’ve experienced home invasion or being stalked.
“Many millennials don’t know that privacy is a fundamental human right,” Bedram reports.
For young people, privacy is more than a right, Bedram writes.
“Millennials are also concerned about their physical safety, because of the possibility of being stalkers or being attacked in their social networks.
They are also worried about their financial security because of lack of financial security and the fear that their finances will be taken away.”
Bedroom found that young people were most concerned about security in the home with their parents and closest friends, as opposed to other family members.
“More than half (55%) of millennials who are parents worry about security at home, compared by 28% of millennial households without a parent and 25% of homes with no parents,” Bedrom says.
“And more than three-quarters of millennials without a parental figure (72%) worry about safety at home.”
The magazine says millennials also feel more secure in their neighborhoods than they do in their bedrooms, and the survey indicates that more than half of millennials say their home is their primary place of residence, compared the same proportion for older people.
Millennials are also more likely in their living rooms than in their basements, Bedrick reports.
This may be a result of millennials being more likely on their phones and social media platforms, as their phones allow them to interact with people and the news.
Millennials say they don´t feel like family members are around when they are alone, and may feel that they have to make themselves available to them at events, like wedding receptions or family gatherings.
“Even in their private lives, millennials are still trying to be more than just their parents,” the Bedroom report says.
Bedroom suggests that millennials should work to become more connected to family and friends.
“One thing millennials can do is make themselves more accessible and connect more with them, rather than just relying on their phone or social media,” Bedrick says