In this open concept space, the first section is home to a dining area whose rustic, wooden top table brings a relaxed vibe to the space. On the other side, a living area with wicker and metal furniture gives the space a beach feel, while the modern luxury of a television rests on a geometric shelf in the back of the space. Each of these spaces give the family a variety of ways to enjoy their space and the perfect, open area for entertaining.
This charming beach house is situated on the edge of the harbor in scenic Balboa Island. The family wanted to make smart use of the 2500 square foot-lot, maximizing views and the home's entertaining potential.
Across the serene swimming pool, a poolhouse provides extra entertaining and relaxing space for the homeowners. One one side of the double fireplace, a bar and conversation space allows for relaxing after an exciting day of swimming, while the dining area on the other side has a great view of the home's expansive lawn and gardens.
The open concept design of the home's first floor common spaces makes this home the perfect place for entertaining. The connectedness of the kitchen, dining room and living room create a functional flow between the spaces that allow people, conversation and food to move easily throughout the spaces.
To create a more open space in the common areas of this home, designers of America's Most Desperate Kitchens removed the wall that separated the kitchen and living room areas, visually and physically connecting the space and expanding the home's entertaining space.
The addition to the back of the house puts a fun twist on the traditional colonial design. This space is constructed with tons of windows to allow natural light into the space, while also allowing the garden to become a part of the home's entertaining spaces.
This exciting traditional kitchen shimmers with Mediterranean influences, from the ornate detail in the molding to the stunning pendant light and the detail in the glowing backsplash. An oversized island, topped with beautiful stone, is perfect for the home chef and provides additional food-prep space and a special place for when inevitable entertaining settles in the kitchen.
The backyard space of this 1.5-acre property in Atlanta, Georgia, includes a party barn and fire pit where friends and family can gather to enjoy summer evenings. Both areas enjoy views of the adjacent lake.
The kitchen’s focal point backsplash includes deep emerald hexagon-shaped ceramic tiles with lots of movement. “They add texture and they’re very, very three-dimensional,” says designer Tiffany Brooks. Thanks to a hub device in HGTV Smart Home 2019, your smartphone or tablet on the kitchen counter turns into a universal remote that gives you control over your home entertainment and smart home devices.