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Design Basics - ENTERTAINING

Part 1 in an 8 part series

1. Entry views.

Entry views set expectations! Think comfort and drama, leading to memorable entertaining. And, 92% of Americans with attached garages use the garage door as the main entrance of their home, suggesting extended family and neighbors are also coming in via the rear foyer. Is it’s design equally well thought through?


2. Open Layouts

Kitchens in today’s open floor plans are designed as entertaining areas. Therefore, other focal points such as a fireplace, windows and the TV’s location are kitchen design considerations!

More open designs also better share natural light. People tend to gather in sunny spaces!

Due to their angled orientation to the sun, skylights let in 3 times as much light as vertical windows!

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3. Accommodating various sized groups.

The great room is an obvious socializing area in the Underwood design. But if you’re just having another couple over, the hearth room provides a more relaxed setting.

4. Outdoor entertaining.

Outdoor entertaining is just as important as indoor spaces for many buyers. Deciding where the door to outside goes is often a balance between aesthetics and traffic flow. Covered outdoor living space means not having to cancel your barbecue due to rain!

The American Society of Landscape Architects recommends homeowners invest 10% of their home’s value in landscaping and hardscaping (lighting, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, swimming pools, ponds, terraces, decks, etc.

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