To make your home work for entertaining, you have to factor it in from the ground up. After all, not all homes are made for it. Light, open spaces, and plenty of seating – these are some key features to incorporate into your design.
But there’s plenty more to it than good seating and a few canapes – let’s dive into creating your custom home with entertaining in mind.
If you’ve ever been to a party in a cramped venue with separate living areas, you’ll know that it’s certainly not ideal for entertaining.
High ceilings and open layouts are much more conducive to a good gathering. It’s easier for guests to mingle and chat to one another if they don’t have to squeeze into a kitchen or talk round a door frame!
Having said that, it’s also a good idea to have more private – and even cosy – entertaining spaces alongside. A drawing room, for example, has an allure of exclusivity at a party.
Traditionally, a drawing room was a room in a castle where visitors could be entertained. This has since shifted to the modern-day living room – but your living room might be a separate space you want to keep to your family while entertaining.
Building in a drawing room is a surefire way to create a relaxed – or uproarious, depending on the party – entertainment environment that’s a step away from the open plan mingling space.
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Now, ‘entertainment’ doesn’t exclusively mean parties, we know; you might want to design spaces that work for smaller, more casual family gatherings, for example. Factor in TV rooms and games rooms for these kinds of situations.
And don’t forget a kids’ room! It’s important to have somewhere that guests’ children can withdraw and play together without necessarily getting in the way of the adults.
Your outdoor entertaining spaces are just as crucial as your indoor ones.
Party-goers often wind up in the garden – and they certainly will if yours is kitted out for it. Features to factor into your luxury home design include:
If your outdoor area isn’t an afterthought, you can create an entertainment space that’s the pinnacle of luxury – and one that’ll be the talk of the town.
While this part might seem like the ‘admin’ of entertainment, setting up your home systems correctly can make all the difference.
For one, you’ll certainly want your luxury home to be secure. And although you won’t want party-goers to feel they’re being watched, setting up discreet cameras ensures nothing gets stolen or broken into while the revelry commences.
Otherwise, home automation systems are the icing on the cake when it comes to entertainment – and what’s a cake without icing?
We recommend smart home automation systems like Control 4, which allow you to control music, lighting, and security from a single app.
Here at Aspire, we regularly work with people that want a home like no other. And despite our ever-growing portfolio, we deliver something entirely unique every time.
Creating a home that works for you is what makes us tick. If entertaining is your style, we’ll collaborate with you to create the ultimate luxury entertainment home. View our previous commissions for some inspiration.