Entertaining is part of life. By nature, people enjoy getting together, spending time with friends and loved ones, often over a meal or an event involving appetizers and drinks.
When designing for entertaining, the main things to look for are space, proximity to the kitchen and flexibility. Is the dining area a comfortable size for the table, chairs and hutch, if you have one? Is it close to the kitchen, reducing steps when carrying hot dishes, or clearing the table? Should you desire privacy, can the space be closed off?
Yellow areas in our colorized floor plans encompass: