If you want to create an additional entertainment area that adjoins a backyard swimming pool, consider this intimate configuration of a private dining area with a built-in granite fireplace, pavers and a vine-covered pergola entrance by Hoffman Landscapes.
After: Who would not want to hang out in this backyard? The patio now includes a grill station and engaging spaces to entertain a crowd or relax with a few friends. A window was turned into a door on the far side of the breakfast nook leading to the grill station with an eat-in counter.
Dark green walls pop against the natural hardwood wall and ceiling in this dart nook. A checked floor gives the space a classic diner look. Two mounted ceiling lights cast a spotlight on each of the dart boards to highlight them in the dim space.
Open floor space allows for easy movement through the room and highlights the texture of the stone floor. A shuffleboard table runs along one wall with a shelf wet bar display on the opposite wall. Large windows with a gorgeous city view create an enchanting backdrop and natural decoration.
The sleek bar area in this Boston townhouse is perfect for entertaining. A trio of barstools pull up to the peninsula clad in a waterfall countertop. Glossy gray tile backsplash adds a bit of shimmer between the contemporary cabinets. Photograph by Andy Caulfield
A wall of sliding glass doors opens fully and is concealed in a pocket of the wall to seamlessly connect this living area with the adjacent patio. Perfect for entertaining, the indoor-outdoor space allows guests to meander as they please.
The bench acts as a bridge between this open-plan design and can be used for groups in either or both areas without obstructing views. Plenty of plush furnishings provide comfortable seating for friends and family when entertaining.
The homeowners, who are avid entertainers, wanted the ability to open and close the living space to serve mixed functions: large parties, meditation evenings and intimate movie nights for their family of four. The custom modular sofa accommodates each purpose; it's designed to have no backs facing toward guests, which allows for free-flowing interaction between spaces.
Thanks to this home's open floor plan, guests can simultaneously dine at the kitchen island and dining table without feeling separated. High ceilings, light walls and light floors help create the illusion of more space.
At this luxury property in Miami, an underdeck area becomes an exclusive private dining room while maintaining a casual informality through an appealing mix of wicker, wood, potted plants and brick flooring in the design.
The living room flows seamlessly into the dining area and kitchen in this contemporary home, creating an open concept design perfect for entertaining a crowd. Guests can simultaneously relax in the living room, dine in the dining area and mingle in the kitchen.
On the lower patio, an outdoor kitchen and dining area was crated as an extension of the outdoor kitchen space. The styles and colors were chosen to complement the neutral, contemporary color palette of the home in order to create a cohesive design throughout the home's spaces.