The art of entertaining – how much do you know about it? From dinners to birthdays, family reunions to company parties, and the list goes on! If you are one of those people who love to entertain, you know that planning is everything. When it comes to your home, however, the question now is: How do you create a space plan that will enhance both your everyday family life and your social gatherings? Is a full remodel really worth it? Also, where do you even start?
These are just some of the common questions we have heard in the past and our advice is YES, a full remodel is worth it! Having the right home design means that you can entertain and enjoy your guests at the same time – without all the unnecessary stress!
If you love to entertain, then here are 4 suggestions you can consider when re-designing your home:
#01. A Welcoming Entry
Your entryway should be spacious – you and your guests should have enough room to maneuver. Good lighting is also a MUST! On the exterior, make sure to go for a covered entryway, so in the case of bad weather, people can remain dry as they come and go.
#02. Kitchen Counter Seating
Have you been in a home with kitchen islands that come with seating? This is a trend in new and remodeled kitchens nowadays. They define and separate cooking and living areas, and they also direct traffic out of the work core. There are also workable islands that often feature room for seating at the ends, with the longer sides meant for cooks, and the center section remains open for storage and small appliances. There are also breakfast bars that curve outwards to provide more seating room than those with straight-lined counterparts.
#03. Walk-in Pantry
A walk-in pantry is so handy to keep entertaining essentials such as serving trays and platters, as well as ingredients. This addition helps keep your kitchen uncluttered and it eliminates the need for unnecessary cabinets that take up a lot of space. It also gives you the opportunity to store plenty of food – this is very handy if you are having a large gathering and you need to keep prepared food out of sight. If you are trying to keep the uncluttered cabinet look only in the main part of your kitchen, this is also a great idea.
#04. Deck, Patio or Porch
Huge lawns are gorgeous to look at but having a deck or a porch where your guests can gather. This can be placed right off your house so it is easily accessible from the living or dining room for guests to just step into. Having a covered porch helps keep your guests protected from the sun or weather. Patios are the least expensive home addition and they can be built to any size.
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