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11 Jan 2019

How to Make Your Home Social Friendly

We don’t just buy a property so that we have a place to lay our head each night, and a place to raise our family. We buy them so we’re able to invite friends and family members around and pass many happy hours together. However, while this is all well and good in theory, it’s not always so fluid in practice. That’s because we generally don’t design our home with an eye on how it’ll accommodate guests. But good news: it’s never too late to transform your home into a more socially friendly space. Whether it’s parties, family dinners, or just casual drop-ins, the tips outlined below will make sure your home is ready to step up and make it a fun time for all.


Arranged Furniture

You can be forgiven for arranging your furniture in line with wherever the television is located, but it’s worth keeping in mind that it’s not going to do all that much good when it comes to flowing conversation. Even if you want to chat, the eye will naturally be drawn to the television. As such, it’s better to make your furniture more in line with one another. If this isn’t possible, then consider putting a chair next to the television, so someone can sit there and take the attention that the television may otherwise receive. 

Open Plan

Kitchens are not what they used to be. In this day and again, they’re so much more! They’re the social hubs of the home. If possible, it's recommended to opt for the ever-popular open plan kitchen, which feeds out into the dining area. Buy a large dining table from a company that specialises in oak furniture, and you’ll be able to entertain your guests whether it be morning, lunchtime, or evening. More and more people are choosing to be social in the dining areas, opting to play games rather than watch television.

Outdoor Spaces

Your open plan kitchen will be the king of the home during the chilly months, but when it comes to spring and summer, you’ll want to do all your socialising in the outdoors. The sun doesn’t shine all that much in the UK, but when it does, you’ll want to be able to enjoy the simple pleasure of being with loved ones in a warm climate. So take a look at prepping your garden now, by adding high-quality outdoor furniture. You’ll be living the dream come summertime!

Guest Rooms

There’s nothing worse than passing an enjoyable evening, and then having to cut it short because someone needs to begin the journey home. You can get around this scenario by creating an enviable guest room, one that you’re happy to offer to your guests, and which your guests are happy to stay in. 

Warm Welcome

Finally, don’t forget that the best thing you can do when it comes to having a social friendly home is to have the right attitude and supplies! When a friend drops by, be ready to invite them and offer them a range of drinks and snacks. 

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