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.
After winter, many people begin planning spring and summer home renovations. The kitchen is normally a room on the remodel to-do list, as you may be upgrading the appliances, placing in new flooring and counters, or making the room bigger. Once you have all the renovations completed, it’s time to decorate the space so it matches your design theme. Yet you may be wondering how to match your kitchen furniture into the theme as well.
Match by Color
Perhaps the easiest way for your furniture to match your design theme is by color. Look at the main colors and accent colors in the kitchen space. Then select furniture that has the same colors either on the cushions or in the materials.
Match by Home Style
Your home style can play a huge factor in helping to select the right kitchen furniture. If you have a nautical design theme, you may select kitchen furniture with a distressed appearance to make it look like it was weathered by the sea. If you have an industrial design with exposed brick, steel girders or wood rafters, you may select kitchen furniture — such as glass tables and metal chairs to go with the steel girder theme — that match this design.
You may decide to simple match your furniture to the materials in the kitchen space. So if you have walnut cabinets and counters, you can go with the same walnut shade with your furniture. You may also match your kitchen furniture materials with your appliances. If you have steel appliances, you can select steel furniture that matches the same color.
There are many ways to match your kitchen furniture to your design theme. Select the best way based on how the kitchen is designed, the materials that are used, and the colors that are throughout the space.