Whether you’re hosting a monthly book club, watching football with friends, or just love having people over, there are a variety of home improvement projects that can make your home even better for entertaining. If you plan on remodeling your home in the near future, here are some ideas to help you become a master host.
Home Improvement Remodeling Ideas
1. Kitchen Storage
To house extra plates, cutlery, cookware, or food, you should improve the kitchen cabinetry and pantry. In addition to adding more, install features like a Lazy Susan in your corner cabinets or pull-out pantry shelves to make it easier to find your foot items or appliances.
2. Kitchen Island
In addition to making more room for cooking, islands are an excellent place for socializing. Instead of adding more appliances below the island, leave room at the base to open it up for extra seating.
3. Bathrooms & Half Baths
Although kitchens can be expanded, when it comes to bathrooms, installing another one can improve your ability to entertain; your guests won’t have to wait as long to use a bathroom. If you primarily have people over for dinner, a half bath—which is more affordable to add than a full bathroom—is likely all you need.
4. Integrated Seating
Alcoves and bay windows can be more than a beautiful architectural detail; they're also an opportunity for additional seating. Install a bench in these areas to give your guests another area to rest or tie their shoes.
5. Additional Closet Space
If you love having guests stay overnight or for extended periods of time, you’ll want plenty of closet space for the extra linens. Depending on your home’s current layout, you should either expand the closets in your bedrooms or add new ones to the hallways.
If you’re a Manhattan homeowner who loves to entertain, contact Valley Design Center, located on the Upper East Side. They can implement any or all of these remodeling ideas. They’ve provided quality home improvement services for nearly 40 years. Their crew handles everything from the design to the remodel itself, so it’s easy to stay up-to-date with the progress. They're also an authorized dealer for the best name brands, such as Kraftmaid® and Toto®. To learn more about their services, visit their website or stop by their showroom in person. If you’re ready to get started with the process, call them today at (212) 832-4200.