The Best Custom Home Features For Entertaining
Building a home is a big investment, and building a custom home allows you to build ease and flexibility into your custom home build. Building a luxury custom home with Putnam Builders allows you to enjoy unique features that will complement your lifestyle and open up your home in order to host and entertain guests. With the holidays upon us, we would like to share our best custom home features for making entertaining easier and keeping your friends and family comfortable when they visit.
The kitchen is undoubtably the most important room in your home. Your family will visit the kitchen two to three times per day on average days, and while entertaining your guests will congregate there. An open concept kitchen will allow your guests to gather in an open space that is easy to navigate. Essential to entertaining in your kitchen is an oversized kitchen island. A large island will allow an elegant place to prepare and stage food and drinks while seating up to 8 people. Your kitchen island can also give you easy access to multiple outlets which is ideal for cooking, keeping food warm, and allowing your guests to conveniently charge their phones. If you desire a more formal dinning room setting for parties and family gatherings, keep the dinning area attached to the kitchen. This will prevent the appearance of banishing overflow guests to another room.
Media rooms are rapidly becoming more commonplace in homes and for good reason. Enjoying sporting events or movies with friends and family in your private media room feels like an essential entertaining luxury. As a single use room, the media room keep guests entertained with a purpose.
Play or game rooms are designed to occupy kids and younger generations while still keeping them within proximity of supervision. A large space for playing pool, boardgames, and allowing children to spread out can help keep the peace during mixed generational social events. Proper planning on where to locate your game room in your home can allow for kids to play music loud, and adding wainscot can add an additional sound barrier and protection.
Whichever entertainment room fits your entertaining lifestyle, remember to include in the design the necessary outlets, sound wiring, and ambient and task lighting.
Essential to the design of an entertaining custom home is having a conveniently located guest powder room. Your guest bathroom should be on the main floor to avoid guests invading your upstairs areas or personal living spaces. Your guest bathroom should be located in a conspicuous place so guests can covertly take necessary breaks, but convenient to your entertaining spaces.
Guest rooms are essential for holiday and family gatherings, as well as friends or relatives visiting from out of town. Guests rooms allow you to entertain your friends and family all night and give your guests a comfortable place to relax when the party is over. When designing your custom home, determine how many and what size guests’ rooms you will need. Also, to preserve your and your guests’ privacy, build your dedicated guest rooms on the opposite side of your bedroom and private spaces. Or better yet, build a guest house at the back of your property. Your guest accommodations don’t need to be minimal. Pamper your guests with luxurious amenities, such as a spa-inspired bathroom and wet bar, to make your guests feel at home.
Adding a wet bar to your custom home design adds an element of fun and convenience that is ideal for entertaining. Avoid the temptation to place your wet bar near the kitchen or dinning area, as these areas are high-traffic already. A wet bar should be in a strategic place so that your wet bar will create a dedicated and cluster-free area that guests can easily access. Essential to any wet bar is a sink for cleaning glassware, a mini-fridge, and an ice-maker. When planning your wet bar remember to include enough outlets for blenders as well as plenty of cabinet space and prep areas. Make your bar exceptional by using unique materials and including a dedicated wine fridge.
Building a custom home is a significant investment and your home should fit your entertaining lifestyle. A Putnam Builders completely custom-built home can be designed to include features that will help you entertain guests with ease and comfort. Our home design process is completely custom, so your home is only limited by your imagination. With over 50 years dedicated to building luxury custom homes, Putnam Builders knows which features will complement your home and our experienced team can help design them effectively.
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Putnam Builders has been building custom homes on the Gulf Coast of Texas and surrounding areas since 1963. We would love the opportunity to discuss your custom home ideas in our design studio in Kemah, TX or in the comfort of your own home. Please contact us at 281-339-0838 or request a free consultation.