Designing great entertaining spaces in your home has become a priority in the last few years and here’re some beautiful houses to inspire you!
Welcoming Entry – Designing Great Entertaining Spaces
Whether you’re selling your home or just preparing for the next supper club or birthday, an inviting entry should be at the top of your list.
In addition to cleaning away debris, a freshly painted door, new hardware and pretty door mat is great way to freshen up an entry. You’ve probably seen the Ruggable ads. Rather than buying a new door mat for each season, see if the machine washable option works for you and they offer free delivery.
Upon entry, big or small, a foyer with fresh flowers and a nicely scented candle is great. Create space in your coat closet if inclement weather is a possibility. And, if you are really lucky, lots of natural light in your foyer is amazing.
Open Concept – Flow
An open concept designed home has increased entertaining space for many. Before purchasing large pieces of furniture, you can take painters tape and outline on your floor to make sure the flow of your room isn’t awkward for everyday living and parties. Go high tech and download a user-friendly design tool to help you get the full effect. House Beautiful has eight they highlighted here.
Instead of a large sectional sofa which can interrupt the flow of a room, flank a fireplace with two comfortable love seats or a sofa and two chairs to lighten up the room. If your living room opens to a covered porch, you’ll also want to be sure there is a clear path and it will help you double your entertaining space like these homes.
Smart Kitchen Elements
With the open concept floor plan, a pretty kitchen is always a priority when you are entertaining. One way to achieve this is with interesting tile or a range hood. Here’s great inspo.
It can be a challenge to keep the kitchen clutter free when hosting. A great option is two islands which helps separate entertaining space from workspace like this stunning home available in Franklin.
One trend we are noticing in kitchens is the hidden pantry or prep kitchen. This is a very smart option to add if you are designing a home or if you can enlarge your pantry to add a sink, an extra oven or work space.
Light fixtures have so much personality these days! As you design or update your lighting, be sure you add dimmers, an inexpensive addition which helps you set the mood for any occasion. We have so many options in the Middle Tennessee area including Graham’s Living, Ferguson, Hermitage Design Center. If you are looking for antique lighting, try Preservation Station. Many of these retail stores have in-house designers to assist you so be sure you ask.
Weaving Outdoor Living
One of the smartest ways to increase your entertaining space is the outdoor living area. It’s taken on great importance in the past three years and beautiful doors which connect the space with the living room or kitchen is a great feature to have.
If you have a patio without a roof, it is a good resale investment to add a roof. A covered porch with a fireplace also helps increase the amount of time you use the space on chilly Tennessee nights.
Ultimately, you want to think about how you enjoy using your home. Whether it is for small family gatherings or hosting big holiday parties, create a smart, welcoming home because your guests will remember how you made them feel long after the party is over.
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