An Entertaining Idea

If you envision your future home as a place family and friends can gather comfortably, you’ll want to discuss a few key elements with your builder.

Entertaining style

Do you enjoy hosting cozy cocktail parties or having a group of friends over to watch the game? The way you plan on entertaining will affect the kind of space your builder creates.


An intimate eating nook can double as a spot you drink your morning coffee and gather with a small group of close friends. An open-concept great room will accommodate more people and give you the versatility to rearrange your space to fit the group.



You don’t need a huge house to entertain – you just need a clever layout with a good “traffic flow.”

A kitchen island that faces the living area, for instance, will allow you and your guests to connect while you prep food or drinks. Ensuring you have enough storage space for serving dishes and utensils, along with areas to cook or serve, is essential if you plan on entertaining often.


An entry way designed to accommodate arriving guests, complete with a storage area to house coats and shoes, is another detail that will make your home inviting from the moment guests walk in.


If you have the space, you might want to consider a media or games room – or a designated spot in the basement for movie and game nights – which will give you even more flexibility in how you can entertain.



Who wants to worry about spills or scratches when spending time with family and friends? Consider easy-to-clean, durable materials that will take the stress out of entertaining. When you know tidying up will be a breeze, you can relax and focus on the company you’re with.

A house is better when it’s filled with those you love. With a few special considerations, your home will be a place your family and friends will want to spend quality time together.

Kaila Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

Kaila Sawlor-Dion

Kaila is the Marketing Manager of Sawlor Built Homes. She continuously updates our profile on Facebook, Instagram, Houzz, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, and is focused on all marketing initiatives.

A third generation family member of Sawlor Built Homes, Kaila joined the company in 2011. She is an active member of the Canadian Home Builder's Association - Nova Scotia Marketing Committee and she continues to update her education and training, intent on becoming an industry leader in new home marketing.

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