Having friends over for dinner in the New Smyrna Beach area? Every entertainer knows that food isn’t just about function—it’s about fun, too! In today’s blog, we’re taking a look at some of the best ways to integrate dining and entertaining spaces for an end result you love.
One of the best (but most often overlooked) places to eat is your very own backyard! By designing your outdoor space with entertainment in mind, you can enjoy the unique atmosphere for many dinners to come.
What kind of outdoor spaces lend themselves to meals al fresco? One obvious feature for outdoor foodies is, of course, an outdoor kitchen, where you can prepare meals while enjoying great weather and company. You also might consider a sunken-in patio, where family and friends can retreat to for a delicious meal or post-dinner snack while being somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of the backyard itself. Finally, for those families who spend lots of time in the pool, a swim-up bar can be the perfect spot for in-pool snacks.
Kitchen island with a double purpose
You don’t need extra square footage to make the most of ready-made dining spaces. When designing your kitchen island, for example, you can leave a counter edge open for bar stools to slide under. This doesn’t just provide more seating for parties or other large gatherings, it can give the chef a chance to spend time with friends and family while cooking, too!
Built-in dining spaces add to the custom, cozy feel of your home. These can be anything from a breakfast nook that makes use out of an awkward corner, or a casual table that extends out of your kitchen’s main counter.
Great room relaxation
When it comes to fostering a sense of fun and socialization alongside your main course, a great room is the way to go. The extremely open floor plan of this kind of room is perfect for linking the whole party together—so that people eating at the table can still watch a movie, chat with friends, or be a part of what’s going on in the main living space.
Every great construction project starts with an idea—and at Platinum Builders, we can help turn your idea into a beautiful reality. Call us today to learn more about designing your custom dream home!