As the warm weather rolls in, your backyard will begin to show off its beauty with lovely flowers, full bushes and trees regaining their leaves. It is the perfect time to show off your yard by hosting a spring home party. It allows you to get out of the house, re-acquaint yourself with old and new neighbors, and have an entertaining time. Use these 3 simple and easy spring home party ideas to please your guests.
Giant Jenga Game
When it comes to outdoor fun, playing a board game that has been supersized can get your guests laughing all through the day. Consider creating a Giant Jenga game using large blocks of wood painted in fun colors. Then set the boards up on a flat surface and watch your guests stand in line to play.
Dance Instruction Party
Whether you are outside in the sun, or inside if a spring shower crops up that forces everyone inside, you can entertain your guests with a dance teaching party. Choose a dance that will get the bodies moving, such as salsa or the Macarena. You can hire a dance instructor to teach an hour group lesson.
Garden Masquerade Ball
This is fun entertainment when you are hosting an evening or night party. Invite your guests to dress up. You can even make it into a game where people have to guess who is behind the mask. You can offer a prize to the person who has the right number of guesses.
Always consider bringing the natural elements of your landscape into your spring home party. From fresh-cut flowers as people can make their own centerpieces and decorations to pool parties and the warm days, there are countless ways to invite family and friends over to your home this spring so they can have an entertaining time.
When it comes to kitchen renovations, many homeowners like an open concept to the room design. You want to bring in more light into the space or to be able to see into the living room and the dining room. You may also want to have a way to speak and entertain guests while cooking meals. Check out the following tips about renovating the kitchen to make it feel more open.
Place in a Large Wall Opening
You may decide to have a larger door opening leading from the kitchen. If the wall doesn’t have a door and it isn’t a load-bearing wall, you can cut out a large opening, much like an interior window without the glass, so you can see through it as you place a small counter piece into the opening. You can also do a large interior opening next to the door with a small half counter.
Have See-Through Cabinets
If you have upper cabinets above an island or counter space that are blocking the view into another room, consider placing in see-through cabinets. You still retain the cabinet space you need for dishes and other kitchen items, yet the front side and back side of the cabinet has glass doors. A see-through cabinet can also allow for more light to enter the kitchen.
Improve Room Flow
A reason that the kitchen area may feel small is that there are too many things taking up the available space. You can make it feel more open by adding shelving to hold pots, pans, small appliances and spices to free up counter space. You can purchase a smaller kitchen table if the existing one is too big for the room. You may also decide to place the refrigerator into a wall inset to have more floor space.
Evaluate the kitchen to determine places where you can renovate it to create a more open room. Make it functional and beautiful for your meal-cooking needs.