Custom Home Features and Floor Plans for Entertaining
By HiLine Hal
People who love to entertain need a custom home that’s not just perfect for their immediate family, but also ideal for entertaining. Having a guest bedroom isn’t enough for the “entertainer.” By having a new construction home tailored for your needs in the northwest, it’s easier to host guests for special events. According to a real estate article by The Gannet Company, think about your entertaining needs before buying a home. When you build on your own lot, you can make sure the view, square footage, number of rooms, and layout work right from the start. With an older, resale home, you will likely spend money on renovations.
Do you host formal or informal parties?
If you prefer to have formal sit-down dinners, choose a new construction plan that includes a formal dining room. If you are more informal, you will want an open kitchen layout that allows guests to wander from the Great Room into the kitchen and eat-in kitchen areas.
Do you like to spend time outdoors?
Ask your Northwest builder to include a porch or balcony in your plan if you like the outdoors. Having a covered outdoor space makes it easier to entertain if it rains. Many homeowners like having outdoor entertaining spaces.
Do you like to invite a lot of people?
If you like intimate parties with just a few extended family members or friends, you don’t need to buy a large home. People who host parties in the double digits need plenty of space for entertaining indoors and outdoors. With on-your-lot construction, you can make sure your yard is big enough to accommodate guests. Homeowners with small children sometimes choose a two-story plan so their children can go upstairs to bed while guests continue to socialize on the lower level of the home.
When choosing a lot for your new home and a floor plan, think about how you will decorate for various social gatherings. Make sure your driveway and garage are large enough for guests to come and go. Impress your guests with dramatic 2-story foyers, covered porches, or a vaulted Great Room.
At HiLine Homes, we dedicate ourselves to people in Oregon and Washington looking for custom homes. Our experienced home consultants will show you a variety of floor plans for casual and formal entertaining. For information about custom home plans in your budget, please contact us.