For some people their house is their sanctuary, a place to retreat to and to relax in. For others the home is a place where they want to hang and entertain guests. Party central if you will. The way you kit out your house if you are the first type of person is very different to how you do it if you are in eth second category. It is vastly different, and we are here to give you a few tips and insights on what you should be looking to do if you want your house to be known as the second kind of place. Without further ado, here are five ways you can make your pad the place where all your friends will want to hang.
It starts with the TV
As much as we probably don’t want to admit it, the television is quite an important feature in any modern house. It is also a cornerstone of entertaining. You certainly don’t want to be having too many sedate video nights, although those may happen from time-to-time. What you will have on is sport or music as you party it away. Make sure that the television is big enough and in a place that allows for ease of viewing for many. Also, ensure that reception is good on all channels. This might require some work on satellite dishes or aerials, so get an expert in to do that. If you don’t know where to find one, start online with a search for something like ‘aerial installation northern beaches’ and make contact with the experts in your area.
A well-stocked fridge
If you want friends to want to visit, then make sure that your fridge always has something in it. We are talking beers, but we are also talking food. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, maybe a frozen meal or two, just make sure that in the event that people come calling that you can offer a bite to eat and a drink. You will be surprised how quickly people start knocking.
Get some games
As much as you want to chat to your friends and share a story or two, it is also great to have things to do when they come calling. So, look to have some casual games available to play. Perhaps a football table is a good place to start, or air-hockey, darts or pool. Whatever it is that you fancy for entertainment make sure that it is easily accessed and that it is the kind of activity that can be played while enjoying a beer or having a conversation.
Space to overflow
Space is important. If you have lots of people popping over or hanging out, it is nice for there to be enough space for multiple points of interaction. Outside maybe a barbecue area or a firepit and inside the television, the kitchen and the games area. You don’t want everyone corralled into a tiny space, battling to move and on top of each other. Space allows for mingling and relaxation – create it.