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Between aesthetically-pleasing design and sustainable features, a modern home is sure to delight anyone living in it. But while homeowners may benefit from modern features the most, it’s also important to design with guests in mind.
Whether you have friends or family who are staying with you for a week or only visiting for the evening, you’ll want to create an environment that is comfortable, beautiful, and memorable. By working with your modern home builder and carefully planning both your indoor and outdoor areas, people will be counting down the days until they can visit again. Read our top tips for creating a modern home that your guests will love!
Open floor plans are increasingly crawling toward the top of homebuyers’ wish lists. And it makes sense: not only do they create a luxurious space, but the openness is inviting to homeowners and guests alike.
This type of floor plan creates a sense of continuity and harmony throughout the home, which makes it friendly for entertaining. You’ll be able to prep dinner in the kitchen while chatting with your guests who are sitting comfortably in the living room—this simply wouldn’t be possible in a home with many walls and a closed-off feeling.
Work with your homebuilder to design the ultimate luxury and source of entertainment: a private indoor theater. Whether you’re in the mood for a movie after a small dinner party or have children visiting, you’ll make a lasting impression on anyone who steps into the space.
When your modern home offers the same technology and comfort as a theater, you can avoid the lines, enjoy a drink of your choice, and always have the best seat in the house. Plus, the room can be isolated from outside noise with special acoustical treatments that keep sound in—so you can play your favorite film without disrupting the peace in other rooms.
A luxurious bathroom is often a nice surprise for guests—and with today’s bathroom amenities, you can create a luxurious spa right in your own home. Incorporate a Jacuzzi bathtub and large walk-in curbless showers with rainshower-style showerheads to make a relaxing environment for guests staying for a longer period of time.
Another amenity to consider is built-in cabinetry beside the shower with a warming drawer to keep your linens toasty. Take it over the top for your guests with a stereo system that can play their favorite tunes.
Take advantage of Palo Alto’s beautiful weather with outdoor spaces perfect for lounging, entertaining, and dining. Outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, covered outdoor patios, and elegant gazebos are all ideas to create relaxing outdoor spaces where your guests will love to lounge.
Amenities like beautiful pools, a solar-powered charging station, and wireless speakers will provide a fun and unique atmosphere to delight people of all ages.
For family or friends who are staying overnight, it’s key to have a serene guest bedroom to await them after a jam-packed day. As we’ve talked about previously on the Clarum blog, a modern bedroom should be the perfect blend of function, style, relaxation, and elegance.
If you frequently have guests over, you could even consider a separate guest house on your property. This provides the ultimate blend of comfort and privacy for both you and your guests. By carefully planning windows for optimal sun, making thoughtful lighting choices, and providing storage space for guests to unpack, you can create a relaxing atmosphere and quiet space for your company.
A modern game room isn’t only for children—consider building a game room that people of all ages can enjoy. Build an entertainment space that includes classics such as billiards, ping-pong, and darts. Or, if you prefer gambling-type parties, you can incorporate a craps table, poker table, and/ or roulette as a center piece.
By including thoughtful seating choices such as couches and club chairs, you can give guests comfortable places to relax and talk. Whatever your tastes, this room can be as fun as you want to make it.
From big family gatherings to casual evenings with friends, designing your home with guests in mind will guarantee fun visits for years to come. Our custom homebuilders will work with you to design the home of your dreams—and a space that will leave a lasting, positive impression on the ones you love.
Want to learn more about how Clarum can help you build the modern home of your dreams? Give us a call at 650.322.7069