How to Design for Entertaining and Hosting During the Holidays
While most people focus their house plans on family living, if you like to entertain then now is the time to incorporate great ideas for holiday parties and casual get togethers. With a strategy to weave entertainment areas into your living space, you’ll enjoy many options for becoming “the hostess with the mostest”. Allow Walker Residential to advise and inspire you in creating inviting spaces throughout your custom-built home.
Here are three design ideas for entertainment enhancement:
Opt for an open layout to provide ample space to entertain. A pristine kitchen that opens to a living space with high ceilings can provide the perfect venue for parties and holiday gatherings. People love to congregate in the kitchen surrounding an island full of food and drink, so consider opening this space up and having deep and spacious countertops. Remember, the proper lighting can also help make a space feel more open. Consider adding LED can lights and pendants in your kitchen to brighten the space and eliminate any shadows. Take your home to the next level and be party-ready by adding a stocked wet bar, custom butler’s pantry, built-in wine fridge and/or undercounter ice maker.
Consider including a game room or media room for your guests. Game rooms can be built spacious to include pool and shuffleboard tables, custom kitchens and bars and enough seating for all your friends and family. Game rooms provide endless opportunity to design a fun and functional space that keeps people entertained while inviting them to engage with one another. Media rooms are great for hosting your friends for the big sports game, sleep overs for your children or just movie nights with the whole family. These spaces can also provide extra sleeping room for family members who may come in town for the holidays.
Don’t forget about your outdoor entertainment spaces! Create a feeling of comfort with a covered patio or deck adorned with rope lighting and seating for all. Add an outdoor fireplace or firepit for those chilly nights outside with friends. Imagine you and your guests gathered around a fire watching your favorite sports team on your outdoor TV and the children roasting marshmallows beside you. You can truly create your outdoor fantasy by taking to time to design your space with entertaining in mind.
Walker Residential is here to help you in designing the home you’ve always dreamed of that is perfect for hosting. Your house will be everyone’s favorite place to gather!
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