Twin Cities residents know how important it is to squeeze the most out of our summer entertainment months because we all know that the warm months go by quickly. If you are the type that does a lot of hosting at your home, then remodels and renovations geared specifically for entertaining would be a very worthwhile investment. Here are some home improvement ideas for entertaining to help you kick your next soiree into gear.
Add a 3-Seasons Room / Conservatory
If you want to have guests over for a summer nightcap, the perfect evening entertainment feature is a screened-in three seasons room. This idea can also be mixed up a bit to be a conservatory with a glass window roof or insulated, heated, and finished to be a four seasons room. Many people like the screened-in porch idea because it allows you to enjoy a cool summer breeze, but without being bothered by bugs or rain. This is a great area for cards or just wine and conversation.
Build a Pergola
So on the days when it is warm out, a pergola provides a great way to enjoy the warmth but with a little bit of shade added. A pergola in your yard also adds curb appeal and aesthetic value to your property while also expanding your living space. It’s a great place to barbecue or enjoy a meal.
Add a Bathroom
If you have space available, adding a bathroom that guests can easily access and use provides a great value for the entertainer. You don’t even need much space, just a toilet and vanity but an extra commode provides a great asset for your parties while simultaneously boosting the value of your home.
Easy Indoor Outdoor Flow
Your guests are going to be bustling about your home and in the summer that includes going outside to enjoy the weather, relax, have a happy hour, campfire, etc. There are a number of ways to create a convenient flow. An open concept floor plan definitely does this as do large doors. Many summer entertainers like French patio doors with large glass. Last but not least, there should be something to go outside to such as a Minneapolis deck or patio area.
Have an Outdoor Kitchen Incorporated
The whole idea of summer entertaining is being outside while we can. Ideally when you have guests over during the nice temps, they will stay outside which limits your interior cleanup after the soiree. Guests have a tendency to congregate in a kitchen, but you may need a kitchen to prepare meal for the party. A great option for this is by creating an outdoor kitchen that includes a grill, refrigerator, countertops, sink, and storage.
You can customize these spaces any way you want (keg-o-rator, wine chiller, etc.). We hope these home improvement ideas for entertaining help spark some creativity and excitement for the summer!