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Elegant Entertaining Spaces

Inviting guests into any home is a time when families are in need of enough comfortable space to host, and they often design it into their dream home. They might prefer informal entertaining, so their back patio might be more spacious than the interior. For those living in areas where outdoor entertaining is not always comfortable, creating the perfect indoor space can be a dream.

Few people want to sit elbow to elbow in a cramped and dark room, so wide windows bring light and freshness to a large space is often how living rooms are designed. Picture windows have long been popular, but a wall of windows is also a good design concept. Each of these designs offers an opportunity for light to flood into the area, and this makes it seem more spacious. Being able to add plenty of comfortable seating is the next goal, and adding the right tables for guests to rest their plates or glass upon is all part of the design work to be accomplished.

Hosting large parties might be a favourite pastime for the future occupants, and being able to serve them comfortably with drinks and food could be important. Cutting out kitchen walls to be able to pass food through them used to be an important design element, but many modern homes now have an open wall with an island or peninsula performing the same function. Opening up rooms to merge into each other provides a larger space, and it can make it easier to entertain a crowd.

Living spaces often require a great deal of thought before the final design is chosen, and it should fit the needs of the future residents. Their comfort when home alone is generally centred on their personal spaces, but entertainment of guests is almost always held in the common areas. The kitchen, living room, and the dining room are all part of the inside common areas that must be considered prime entertainment space, but even the patio can be an entertainment destination.