When building a home in Southwest Florida, entertainment is key. Many homeowners wish to host guests who may be escaping the wintry weather in the north or simply welcome new neighbors to town and being able to effortlessly entertain them is a desire for many. You may have decided to build a custom home and are looking for ways to enhance your home to take advantage of maximum entertaining potential, and we’ve got a few tips for you. Here are some of the most popular entertainment features to include in your custom home.
Perhaps one of the most important components of your home is your outdoor living area, and it should impress. With our sub-tropical climate all year round and breathtaking views, it’s no surprise that entertaining outdoors can be more popular than indoors. Some items to include in your outdoor paradise are:
Fire pits and water features
Spruce up your outdoor living space with plush outdoor furniture for your guests to relax and take in the views. Outdoor kitchens are extremely popular in many Southwest Florida homes, simply because hosts don’t want to miss out on what’s happening at a gathering because they’re stuck in the kitchen. By equipping the outdoor living space with a kitchen, it allows everyone to be involved. Adding in fun elements, like big screen TVs, fire pits, gas fire bowls around the pool area and water features create a sophisticated look to the space.
Incorporating a loft area in your Southwest Florida custom home can create a designated space for guests. Perfect for hosting game night or housing children while they’re visiting, a loft area is a key element when building a custom home. A bunk room can also be a fun way to house your younger guests. Add in some built-in bunks and utilize the space over the garage. If a loft space isn’t for you, you may want to designate a space in the home for a game or pool room. This is especially useful for when guests are in town and you want them to have their own space to have fun without disturbing the rest of the house.
A Seamless Floorplan
Be able to transition effortlessly out to your outdoor living space with an open floorplan and sliding glass doors lining the back of the home. You may even want to make the sliders electronically-operated for easy access between spaces. Walls of glass along the living areas allow for maximum enjoyment of our beautiful Southwest Florida weather and scenery, and provide guests with the perfect way to enjoy their stay with you. Make the kitchen bright and inviting, perhaps with a separate butler’s pantry and wine room to maximize the space. The kitchen can get crowded, so allowing for enough room is important.
Entertaining in Your Custom Home
Entertaining guests can be both fun and rewarding. It’s a chance to welcome others into your home and provide them with an experience. Make it a seamless process by incorporating these entertainment features into your home. Not only will it add convenience to everyday living, it will also make your guests feel even more comfortable, whether they’re traveling near or far.
At Frey & Son Homes, we build homes to last generations throughout all of Southwest Florida. Let us help you build the right custom home for you! Call (239) 495-8200 or visit www.freyandson.com to learn more.