Create a welcoming experience and open atmosphere for successful entertaining
Do you love to entertain, but can never be the host because your house is too small or not in good repair? Life is too short not to be able to fully enjoy your friends and family. Why not take a fresh look at your house and figure out some ways to make it more entertainment friendly?
Your house doesn't have to be fancy with the most expensive features to be a welcoming environment for your guests.
Space. Nothing ruins the atmosphere at a function like a noisy, claustrophobic feeling. Building an addition will add more square footage while opening up more possibilities for you. Converting an unused garage or basement are two other ways to add more space. Creating an outdoor entertainment center is another popular feature on homes. Outdoor kitchens are very trendy right now, and nothing is more relaxing than kicking back on a well-maintained deck or patio overlooking a nicely landscaped yard.
Comfort. Invest in comfortable interior and exterior furniture, and be sure to plan for enough seating for everyone. A quality surround-sound system and appropriate ambient lighting will set the mood. A wet bar will be a hit, and provides quick access for hors d'oeuvres.
Ease of use. Entertaining is fun and rewarding, but can also be a lot of work. Make it easier on yourself by investing in the right appliances. If you love to cook, reduce energy costs by switching to a more efficient induction system. Dishes are never fun, but serving food and drinks on paper isn't eco-friendly or very classy. Invest in an energy efficient dishwashing system.
If you really want to go all out, you can always create the ultimate home theater, or simply a family game room that supports your family's favorite activities. Apart from these other suggestions, just work to make your home as updated and welcoming as possible. Fresh paint, clean carpets, and well-lit rooms can go a long way for a good presentation. Request free estimates from to better prepare your home for entertaining.
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