For many people, the holidays are prime time when it comes to entertaining guests. While some people love preparing for company and setting up for holiday gatherings, others absolutely despise it.

If you’re someone that loves to entertain during the holidays or any time of the year, having a home well suited for entertaining guests is a must! Though it is possible to entertain just about anywhere, there are some floor plans that work better than others when it comes to accommodating guests.

Wondering what features make homes particularly great when it comes to hosting get togethers? Here, we’ll show you a few custom home floor plans that are great for entertaining!

Open Space to Entertain: The Hawthorn

When you’re hosting a gathering in your home, it can easily start to feel crowded and cramped – even if you’ve only invited a few guests. As a result, homes with open floor plans are ideal for entertaining.

The Hawthorn floor plan has a large kitchen that opens up into the breakfast area and the main family room area on the first floor. At nearly 2,000 square feet, this home is ideal for hosting parties and gatherings or overnight guests.

Learn more about the Hawthorn floor plan.

Room to Relax: The Bartek

If you’re hosting overnight guests, you’ll want to be sure you have plenty of room to accommodate them comfortably while still having some personal space for yourself. Homes with numerous spacious bedrooms are perfect for this kind of entertaining.

The Bartek floor plan features three upstairs bedrooms, with a loft area that can be used as an additional bedroom. Plus, with the master bedroom downstairs, you can easily maintain your privacy – and sanity – even with a house full of guests.

Learn more about the Bartek floor plan.

Large Central Kitchen: The Appleton

No matter the occasion, if you’re entertaining guests you are likely going to spend a good amount of time in the kitchen. And, whether or not you plan on it, the kitchen tends to be the spot everyone gravitates to during a gathering. For this reason, it’s great to have a centrally-located kitchen if your home is a popular venue for parties and gatherings.

The Appleton floor plan features a large kitchen in the center of the house that adjoins to the breakfast area, dining room and opens up to the family room. The location and layout of the kitchen – not to mention the spaciousness of the rest of the house – make it a great venue for entertaining.

Learn more about the Appleton floor plan.

Ideal Homes for Entertaining

There are some home floor plans that make entertaining easier than others!

If you’re in the market for a new home and you’re passionate about entertaining, be sure to check out these three floor plans. Interested in building a custom home in the Capital Region? You could make one of these home floor plans your own in a brand new house built by Heritage Custom Builders! Give us a call today at (518) 348-0931 or contact us online to learn more!

For More Holiday Hosting Tips…

Whether you have a house full of relatives staying with you or it’s your turn to host the neighborhood holiday party, setting up and prepping for a holiday gathering can be a lot of work no matter what kind of home you have. Looking for some additional tips and tricks when it comes to entertaining for the holidays? Check out these 5 holiday hosting tips to make your life easier!