Features for Entertaining

by c21commonweath_ldowling 11. March 2019 14:40

Whether you’re throwing a birthday bash or hosting a Super Bowl party, you’ll want the appropriate features to help guests celebrate properly. Plenty of lounging space inside and outside of the house, storage, and overnight amenities make your home the party house. If creating fun memories with neighbors, friends, and family is what you’re after, make sure your house comes equipped with the following entertaining features. 

Ample Kitchen Space

Parties always end up in the kitchen. It’s where food is served and drinks are poured, so guests naturally gravitate towards the kitchen area. For this reason, we recommend investing in a large kitchen island if you don’t have one already. Not only will you have plenty of space for preparing delicious snacks and entrees, but you can easily entertain everyone around the kitchen island once pots, pans, and mixing tools have been put away. Make a toast and serve your favorite hors d’oeuvres around a beautiful kitchen island for a bit of sophisticated fun.

Outdoor Space

There’s no place you can’t party. Why not take the shenanigans outside? Even if you have a smaller patio area, you can still entertain guests with a round of mimosas or simply by providing a place to take in some fresh air after mingling with plenty of people. So, set up a cozy seating area offering a little patio retreat for party-goers who want to relax.  

A Place for Parking

If your friends can’t park, they might not make it to the party. Make sure to provide adequate parking for everyone commuting with a car. This is especially important if your home faces a neighborhood cul-de-sac, which can easily become clogged with too many cars. This can cause an illegal parking situation and make your neighbors angry. Avoid this headache at all costs by allowing guests to park in your long driveway or directing them to park on a separate street.

Creative Storage Units

Wine racks, cabinet space, and extra refrigerators make storage easy by seamlessly organizing party favors and food. If your home doesn’t have a basement or attic, rely on creative storage units to house miscellaneous items. You can even display your favorite bottles of wine and liquor for all to see with added cabinet space and wine racks.

Create Your Own Bar

You may be proud to call yourself a cocktail connoisseur. If you entertain on the regular, and you and your friends drink, consider building a bar for added entertainment value. One common strategy is to build a nook or cranny under the staircase. Here, you can store wine, cocktail napkins and supplies, and bottle openers for guests and bartenders to easily access.

Space for Long-Term Guests

A downstairs powder room and guestroom with a bed take your party house to the next level. To most comfortably house guests, offer a downstairs bathroom for them to use. It’s tucked away from your more private spaces and easily accessible for all to use. Lastly, a bonus room with a Murphy bed allows for extra sleeping space when you need it—simply tuck the bed away when you don’t!

Throw a Party

Your home’s built for entertainment—don’t forget to throw a couple of parties this year! With plenty of space, festive features, and the appropriate storage, you’re all set to go. Enjoy future celebrations in a home you’ve built with love for you and your guests.

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