Do you love hosting? Well good news! Parties are beginning to make a comeback! While having a clean home is a good step towards creating a home entertaining space, it may not be enough to ensure that your home is cohesive for socializing. Luckily there are many things that you can do to improve the flow, style and functionality of your home when it comes to large get-togethers.
Remodeling Ideas to Up Your Home Entertaining Game
Before any construction begins, talk with your design-build team about how you like to entertain. Do you host large super-bowl parties, outdoor pool parties, or just the family for craft and game nights? Whatever your style, here are some of our top Remodeling Ideas to Upgrade Your Home Entertaining Game!
1. Open up your kitchen
The kitchen is truly the heart of the home and is usually the place where most gatherings happen. Whether you’re throwing a huge swaray or having the family over for thanksgiving dinner, your kitchen is the top priority for well-designed entertaining space.
When you’re entertaining, food and drink are often the focal point of entertainment so you’ll need your kitchen to be up to the task. Open up your kitchen to the main living area for an easy flow of guests and transport of dishes and utensils. The last thing you want is to be blocked off from the rest of the party while preparing meals and cocktails for your guests.
2. Install a Large Kitchen island For home entertaining
If you don’t have one already, adding a large kitchen island (or two!) is an amazing way to add additional entertaining space. A large island gives the kitchen a focal point for guests to gather around for conversation or an additional seating area for dining.
To make your kitchen island even more functional for home entertaining, consider adding a prep sink. A prep sink facilitates having multiple cooks in the kitchen and is a great place to add ice while serving refreshments and horderves.
3. Light Dimmers and Sound Systems
What is the most important feature that a party needs? Music! Be sure that your home has a good surround sound system that connects to outdoor entertaining areas as well. Hook it up to bluetooth, put on your favorite playlist and you’re done!
An extra element that you can install that really helps to set the mood is light dimmers. Turn them low for a romantic mood before serving wine and charcuterie!
4. Transform your basement For Home Entertaining
Another amazing space to entertain is your basement! With a basement remodel, you can have an immersive experience right within your own home!
One idea is to turn your basement into a home theatre. All you have to do is add a surround sound system, projector,screen and comfortable reclining seats. For an extra touch, add a snack bar where your guests can pick up drinks, popcorn and candy.
Another basement vision is to create a bar/game room combination that your guests will never want to leave! Add bar seating around the TV to watch the big game and a pool table or arcade games.
5. Create an outdoor living area
Rain or shine, summer or winter, your backyard is the entertainment space you NEED to take advantage of. Whether it’s pool parties in the summer or movies around the fire pit in the winter, your patio remodel can be the space you entertain in all year long.
A creative outdoor remodeling idea that we love is to add a custom built pool house. Here you can add an outdoor bar or full sized kitchen to keep your guests refreshed while also having the storage for pool toys and cleaning supplies.
You can also never go wrong with a gorgeous outdoor fire feature. Invest in a fire pit or outdoor fireplace to cook s’mores with the family or cozy up next to with a glass of wine.
Nicholas Design Build Home Remodelers
At Nicholas Design Build, we believe that you deserve to have a one-of-a-kind dream home. Together, with your experienced home designer, we will design your home with entertaining in mind. Our entire design-build process takes place under one roof, providing a simple experience of working with one expert team from start to finis so you can remodel with confidence.
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