I'm a journalist and I'm quite used to host friends in our house: five sons (and their friends) give you an idea of how to manage it...
Some years ago, we restored a bakery in the centre of Milan and we adapted it as our home.
Now, sons grew up and the house gives us the opportunity to host people coming to Milan: that's why we have decided to join airbnb.
We'll be waiting for you and if we won't be there, because of work, "kids" will take care of you.
Animals are welcome. We have an old and tame dog living with us and a cat.
Our guests could use the kitchen (if they need it) for breakfast or lunch.
Guests are kindly requested to inform their exact arrival time. This is particularly important because since we all work, we need to figure out exactly when and who is going to be at home in time for your arrival in order to hand over the keys and give you all the information you need. In case of flight delays or any other change of plans (e.g. a not expected trip to Bergamo since you landed at Orio al Serio Airport...or in case you decide to take a walk in Piazza del Duomo before coming home).
Well, please let us know, because one of us is at home waiting for you!