Building a Custom Home for Holiday Entertaining

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the start to a busy holiday season. Building a custom home gives you the opportunity to design spaces that are perfect for how you like to entertain. Think about these items as you plan your custom home for holiday entertaining.

Food is typically at the heart of family get togethers and parties with friends. How do you want to serve your guests? 

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Building a Custom Home Dining Room

While most of our everyday meals are informal, lots of our clients enjoy having a formal dining room in their home. We love to add special touches in these rooms, like unique ceiling treatments. Maybe you like the classic look of a boxed-beam ceiling, the delight of trendy molding or the rustic feel of wood beams overhead.

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You can complement your meal with a beautiful view: Consider where you’d like to place windows and how large they will be. 

The dining room is a perfect place to hang a truly special chandelier (or even two!). Our interior designers and lighting specialists love to walk our clients through the range of lighting styles available. when you’re building a custom home, you can turn up the glam or go for industrial chic or anything in between. 

Casual Vibes 

With open floor plans at the top of everyone’s wish list, it’s not surprising that not every new home has a separate, defined dining room. A generous table in a space off the kitchen can seat a crowd without feeling cut off from other activities. 

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The breakfast nook is always a hit with our clients. If you give this area a view to the east, you’ll have plenty of morning sunshine to light up your brunch. 

Mix up the dining options with a large island or peninsula where guests can be served or sit and snack. With no separation between the kitchen and eating areas, everyone can take part in the fun. 

Meals to Go

Entertaining means offering guests a warm welcome throughout your home. Maybe the kids or folks watching the game would prefer to eat at a bar near your lower level home theater. A kitchenette or wet bar in that space makes it easy to prep and store food and drinks. 

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Sometimes in Cincinnati we’re lucky enough to have warm weather during the holidays: Why not serve appetizers outdoors? Our clients who are building a custom home often choose to include an outdoor fireplace. It’s the perfect place to gather when the sun sets on a mild day. 

Dine in Style

Building your custom home for holiday entertaining is just the start. There are so many considerations for creating the perfect home for your family. We’d love to hear about your vision. Contact us today.

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