Do you love to host Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for your family? Do you dream of a home where your teenagers will actually want to bring friends over? Or do you simply enjoy a good weekend BBQ with friends? With a Fort Collins custom home, you can create a perfect space for hosting and entertaining.

NoCO Custom Homes specializes in homes that are carefully designed and constructed to give you the home of your dreams and a home where your loved ones feel welcomed. Whether you love to throw fancy holiday parties, casual summer get-togethers, or anything in between, here are some basic ways to craft a home customized for entertaining.

The Great Room

One of the greatest benefits to an open floor plan option is creating a central great room with ample space. A great room provides unobstructed access to the kitchen, living and dining rooms, and even to outdoor spaces creating an area that is comfortably inviting for any sized gathering. With a custom home, the great room becomes more than one big square filled with furniture. Instead, each area is individually designed, yet cohesively coordinated. A great room can easily adapt to fit the purpose of your event, provide the space you need, and make it easy to mingle with guests whether they’re sitting at the couch or standing in the kitchen.

The Kitchen Amenities

The kitchen often becomes the heart of the home, but with a custom design it can also become the life of the party. With the right amenities and a spacious floor plan, you can make entertaining a treat for any occasion and every guest. Building a custom home allows you to design a kitchen with unique specialty features and high quality appliances to make hosting sweet. From double ovens and built in refrigerators to butler’s pantries and coffee bars, your custom homebuilder can help you create a kitchen to fit both your lifestyle and your social life.

Big, open kitchens can also accommodate larger islands (or maybe even two islands) that will add functionality and create opportunities for entertaining. A large kitchen island can be beautifully designed to become a focal point that enhances the décor while providing storage, counter space and extra seating. It also provides a point to cultivate connectivity for those gathered around it, improve circulation throughout the room, and make food or drinks easily accessible for any guest.

The Indoor/Outdoor Option

Colorado is famous for its constantly changing weather, which allows you opportunities for outdoor entertaining throughout the entire year. With the right design, you can easily take the party from indoors to outdoors. At NoCo Custom Homes, we love designing homes where the living areas effortlessly flow outdoors to help you make the most of your home on any sunny day. Some of our favorite features include front of the house courtyards, spacious patios and verandas, outdoor kitchens, and even indoor-outdoor fireplaces. You can read more tips for maximizing your outdoor space by clicking here.

The Basement Entertainment Room

A custom basement can easily become a favorite area of the house. The main floor of the house must be designed to fit the basic needs of your home, but a finished basement provides the perfect space for creative entertainment possibilities. Do your kids love to watch movies with their friends or do you host the annual Super Bowl party? Create a home theater room with comfortable tiered seating, surround sound, and a large projection screen. Do you enjoy wine nights with your closest girlfriends or impressing your guests with your bartending skills? Add a well-equipped basement bar where your guests can enjoy a drink from the comfort of your home. Regardless of what you enjoy doing with family or friends, you can plan the basement of your custom home with a good party in mind.

At NoCO Custom Homes, we want to craft the home that will fit your style from everyday life to special occasions. Click here to get inspiration from the beautiful spaces we have proudly created or bring us your own list of ideas for creating a Fort Collins custom home built for entertaining.

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