Here in Australia, we’re known for our hospitality, and there’s nothing better than hosting a barbeque lunch or birthday party in your dream home.

That’s why we’ve put together our top five tips to create an entertainment home.

1. Let’s go outside

Fabulous parties have a Wow Factor, and one of the best ways to deliver this is by providing different places to mingle. Opening your indoor space to a fabulous alfresco area is always impressive. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that blend paved courtyards or landscaped gardens to your kitchen, dining and lounge areas are an entertainer’s go-to. Double glazed doors and windows allow for effortless temperature control all year-round, and keep energy bills in check.

If you have the space, an outdoor kitchen allows you to be in on the party action the entire time. An integrated barbeque and bar fridge will be all you need to feed the party vibes, and to continue the design aesthetic, your countertops and cupboards can integrate with your indoor kitchen with similar colours and materials.

2. Kitchen Heaven

Speaking of kitchens, the one inside is the pulse of the Entertainment Home. From cheese platters to champagne corks, to morning after breakfasts, the kitchen island handles everything. Make yours extra wide to cater for storage on both sides and add power points to charge devices as you select your favourite playlist.

Natural materials bring great style to entertaining, and marble is the ultimate luxe look for a great soiree. Timber brings beautiful warmth, and there are many options for beautiful Caesarstone.

Cupboards can be streamlined or add shaker doors for texture. Drawers are a great option for entertainers and can store dinner sets and pots and pans. And a butler’s pantry is the ultimate party friend, with a sink and dishwasher at the ready, and a second fridge filled with extra supplies.

3. Hidden Essentials

Great entertainers know discretion is key, and that’s why luxe powder rooms are a must for any entertainment home.

Marble tiling and large mirrors add instant glamour, and beautiful tapware can reflect flattering lighting – something every guest will appreciate! Texture is key here with floor tiles and ceilings to add detail to the smallest room in the home. Floating vanities add space to smaller spaces, and cleverly placed shelving above toilets display a curated collection of essentials.

4. Open up

Entertainment homes allow all guests to feel part of the party, and this is where an open plan living dining and kitchen plays its starring role. To break up large spaces, add ceiling details with strapping, and zone areas with stunning hardwood flooring or polished concrete. Include large windows for natural light to illuminate the party on stunning sunny days.

Sliding doors that disappear into walls are an entertainer’s dream, allowing you to tailor your space to the exact size depending on the occasion.

4. Movie Night In

The ultimate in entertainment is the Home Cinema, and it’s something you can easily integrate into your entertainment home. Cosy up in in-built seating around the perimeter of the theatre with carpet, and consider tiered seating so all guests have the Gold Class treatment.

Building an entertainment home is what we do best at SLD Projects, so if you’d like to make your dream entertainment pad come to life, contact us today.

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