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Features Your New Home Must Have for Entertaining Guests

Updated: Jun 30, 2023

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With the holidays approaching, you want to make sure that your home is perfect for guests. Some people enjoy hosting, they find comfort in it and even enjoy having people in their home. Whether you are looking into buying a new home, renovating, or renting, there are features that your home should have as an entertainer. If you want a perfect home for your entertaining needs, whether buying or renting, these tips from EXP Realty will be a big help.

A Clean, Comfortable Living Room

Since most of your guests will probably congregate in the living room, that’s where you should focus much of your cleaning efforts. Make sure your floors are freshly cleaned, and do the same for your furniture. If your couch or any of your larger cushioned seats could use some attention – which is especially common if you have pets – you might want to search for the best upholstery cleaners near you. Just make sure you check ratings and reviews and request a quote first to make sure you’re getting the best possible deal.

Adequate Outdoor Space

If you’re someone who enjoys hosting a large group of people in your home for dinner parties, Thanksgiving, or Christmas get-togethers, you probably already know that it can get stuffy inside, prompting some of your guests to step out on the patio. Maintaining a large outdoor space can also be excellent for barbecues, as well as any guests who smoke.

A Large Kitchen Island

When you have guests over, a kitchen island allows you space to work in the kitchen while your guests sit around it without cramping and meddling. You'll have ample space to get kitchen equipment and ingredients, and your guests can linger around straddling on barstools while they keep you engaged.

Ample Parking Space

If you want to host a large number of friends over, then having ample parking space is a must. Your guests have come to have fun and spend time with you indoors. Have some food, maybe a drink or two, it's really frustrating when you have to look for a parking space on an empty stomach. So, having an accessible parking space is vital.

A Home Bar

A home bar is the most requested feature for entertainment. A home bar is stylish and very advantageous for someone who enjoys entertaining guests. Having a home bar also saves you a lot of money and space. You can host game nights and get drinks straight from the bar without the hustle of going out or asking your guests to bring their own liquor.


A secure neighborhood is a must, not only for your guests but for your family as well. A place that is safe will make guests feel comfortable to be at your home. Stress-free gatherings are a goal for every entertainer. So, ask around and do in-depth research before you move into a new community, better safe than sorry.


Ensure that you check out the area's policy on noise and having guests over, make sure you are accommodating, not only to your guest but your neighbors as well.

EXP Realty understands that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it's a life-changing experience. Call (919) 656-7087.


All real estate is local. In order to make confident real estate decisions, we believe it is important for you to have timely and neighborhood-specific information. If you would like more information about buying a home in NC, our experts at EXP Realty are here to help. Contact us today to speak with a EXP agent about buying homes or land in North Carolina.

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