When making home improvements, don’t forget to look beyond your day-to-day life. Most people enjoy having friends and family over for dinner, parties and other events. If you have children, you’ll also host events that cater to the smaller crowd.
If your home isn’t exactly conducive to entertaining, consider a few minor improvements that will make every dinner party simpler and each gathering more comfortable and enjoyable for you and your guests.
Create more space by adding doors
It’s not always possible for homeowners to knock down walls or add onto their homes, which is why many people choose to mix the interior and exterior of their homes to create a larger space for living and entertaining.
By adding either glass sliders or French doors that can be left open, you can create an indoor/outdoor living space perfect for entertaining. Open the doors and air it out to create a large space where guests can mingle when the weather’s pleasant.
Add a pergola
If your patio or deck doesn’t have a cover, adding one will let you get more use of your outdoor area. If you don’t want to spend the money to add a full roof, add a pergola. These arbors are not only fabulously attractive, but perfect for providing shade and comfort.
You get bonus points when you entertain if you have a green thumb. Climbing flowers such as bougainvillea at the top of your pergola are a fragrant and lovely addition.
Personalize your space
Don’t forget to add touches that are uniquely you. You can personalize your outdoor patio by having your contractor use pavers that create your last initial on the ground. You can create an outdoor kitchen with personalized bar signs.
When you host parties, consider using table tents personalized for the theme of the event and including listings your guests that elaborate your menu options as well as your cocktail menu. It’s not a large change, but it’s one that makes your gatherings feel special.
Entertaining can be a challenge if you don’t have enough room. You can create your own space for entertaining without going over budget and without spending months living in a construction zone.