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How to Turn Your Home Into the Ideal Place for Entertaining Guests
Dated: May 29 2020
Have you ever gone to a person's home for a get-together and instantly felt fun and welcoming energy buzzing through the room? It may be difficult to tell what exactly it is, but you know it when you feel it. The reality is that your host has most likely taken the initiative to create a gathering space that promotes that exact feeling of togetherness. So, how can you do the same thing in your own home? The following list includes a few of the best ways to turn your home into the ideal place for entertaining guests.
Create a Theater Room
Everyone loves to sit back and watch the latest blockbuster at their local theater. However, having to purchase tickets and snacks can really burn a hole in your pocket. So, what's the next best thing to do? Create your very own theater room. By following a few simple DIY plans, you can create a theater room at home with a small investment. A few comfortable chairs, a projector, and a white screen are all you really need to take your home movie-watching experience to the next level. Having a theater room allows you to welcome a large group of guests to your home each weekend. Having your own theater room can encourage more than just watching a movie; you can play games or even have discussions about the movie.
Put In a Kitchen Bar
If you have a lack of backyard space or no additional room for a theater, installing a kitchen bar can be a great alternative. Having a kitchen bar will allow you to host a gathering with your friends without having to make people stand up while others sit around. In addition, you can even play bartender and whip up your friends' or family's favorite drinks. Having a bar in the kitchen is a way to instantly inspire a festive feeling at any get-together you have.
Add an Outdoor Kitchen
When it comes to hosting people for a BBQ, your indoor kitchen is probably not going to cut it. Therefore, you're going to need something a bit bigger and more powerful. This is why an outdoor kitchen is such a great addition to add to your home if you like to entertain. If you are worried about a lack of space because you only have a deck, you still have options. A deck can host many features other than a kitchen that are perfect for hosting social gatherings. You may add outdoor kitchen features without having to install pipes into the ground. Spending time together outside can be relaxing for both guests and hosts because there's not as much worry about spilling food or drinks and making a mess.
Make an Open Floor Plan
If you're in the middle of a home renovation, it's the perfect time to think about adding an open floor to your home. For example, during gatherings with your friends, you're going to need to run to the kitchen every once in a while. By having the kitchen space open up to the rest of the home, you can eliminate those awkward moments where you need to excuse yourself to go to the kitchen and miss out on all the fun.
Add a Half-Bathroom
You might not want your friends to be going into your personal bathroom. However, you understand that the need is going to come up. So, what can you do? A solution to this issue is the addition of a half-bathroom. Going this route will provide your guests with a convenient place to do their business while helping you maintain your privacy. When you install the bathroom on the first floor, it gives guests of all abilities easy access without having to climb stairs.
Provide Additional Parking
Anyone who's attended a large gathering understands the headache that is finding a parking space within a residential area. Even if you do find a spot, you may be worried that someone may call a tow-truck or that a police officer will give you a ticket. Therefore, if you're planning to throw a number of gatherings per year, it is in your best interest to find ways to add parking to your home. A good idea is to add pavement that runs into your home and right to your front door. This way, you can have cars parked right in front of your door as well as in front of your yard, thus adding extra parking spaces.
Set Up a Storage Area
Entertaining guests at your home isn't something you do once or twice a year, more likely than not you'll be hosting some sort of a get-together every other weekend. This means there's a high probability that you'll be facing all types of weather conditions. Cold, rainy weather means your guests are going to need to have somewhere to store their belongings. Adding storage to your home's entrance can be a great way to not only protect your guests' belongings but also make it easier for them to enjoy the party without needing to carry their coats everywhere they go.
Get Some Portable Tables
Many home dining tables are not created to hold snacks and drinks for more than seven people. Having too many things crammed up on one section or having to place drinks and snacks in a variety of locations can truly ruin the flow of the party. A great way to avoid this and have people know where to get their food and drinks while keeping the flow moving is to invest in portable tables. Portable tables are very affordable and come in a variety of sizes, from large to small and wide to thin. There's a good chance that you'll find the type of portable table you need for your particular home.
When it comes to hosting a great gathering for your friends and family, it's not what you offer, it's how you offer it. Thus, taking the time to create the perfect entertaining space at your home is a must. Adhere to the list of tips and ideas above, and you’ll easily be able to reach that goal.
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