Although popular before this year, one of the top trending themes for home design is entertainment. Whether you are having a large gathering with friends and family or hanging out having a relaxing night, there are a lot of ways to create a functional floor plan perfect for entertaining. One key aspect to entertaining is having an open floor plan to allow guests an open path to socialize.
Starting with the kitchen, having an open floor plan allows you to maximize space and connect you with others whether they are in the dining room, living room, or outdoor area. An open floor plan that connects to the living room and outdoor living area, gives the best of both worlds when having guests over. Guests can flow from one room to another without going through multiple doors to socialize. Always feeling part of the action. One staple for the kitchen and living room, is full glass doors, allowing for light to fill the room and for views of the beautiful outdoors to shine through.
Another space great for entertaining guests is the outdoor living area. Here, you have many ways that you can design your space to entertain. Some of our favorites are porch swings that surround a fireplace and other pieces of furniture such as couches for guests to relax in. This seating arrangement creates a more personable seating area. While in your outdoor living area, having an outdoor bar with custom barstools is always a hit. Check out some of our favorite open floor plans connecting the kitchen and living room with the outdoor living area. Creating the perfect place to entertain guests! But, don’t forget about the technology even while outdoors. Having a speaker system can amplify the outdoor space and bring classics to guests. LED lights in the pool area can illuminate the backyard and make for the perfect night swim.
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