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Wednesday, May 18 2016

If in the smallest of homes, you can still be the ultimate party host with these tips and tricks for when you throw your next get-together.

There’s a misconception out there: if you have a small place, it can be difficult to host parties (dinner or otherwise) because there just doesn’t seem like there will be enough room for everyone. If you organize your home in the right way and become efficient by using every inch that’s available, you’ll find that you can host an incredible bash in your humble abode!

Tips and Tricks to Entertain in a Small Home


Clean it up!


Get rid of the clutter and put non-essentials out of sight – stash it in closets, under your bed, or even at a neighbor’s (if they

don’t mind). Clean up the rest – your bathroom should be spotless, your furniture dust-free, and your floors vacuumed or

swept and mopped. A clean and un-cluttered space always looks and feels bigger and is more welcoming to your guests.


Create traffic flow and places to gather


Move furniture so there are clear walkways to avoid traffic congestion.  Organize “stations” for drinks, the main meal and

desserts and make sure these are centralized in different areas to give people places to congregate and connect. Make it

easy for guests to get what they need – keep cocktail essentials stocked at the bar, plates and flatware at the buffet, and

desserts at a separate table.


Make the Most of Every Available Inch of Space


In every small home, efficient use of space matters. In the kitchen, you will need to utilize all the counter space – clear counter

tops by putting small appliances and other items away in the cupboards. In the living room, clear the coffee table and place

side tables around the room for extra surface areas. Set out a few folding chairs or floor cushions to make sure everyone has a

comfortable place to sit.


Add Welcoming Ambiance


Put up decorative strands of twinkling lights to create a festive mood. Use your best tableware and linens and add small flower

arrangements throughout the rooms. Place chilled beverages in a large tub full of ice, have fun tunes playing in the

background, but most of all relax and enjoy time with your guests!


Create even more space for entertaining by open up your home with Bi-Fold patio doors, Lift and Slide Patio Doors, or Multi-Slide Patio Doors. AG Millworks can help transform any room of your home to allow you to fully enjoy luxurious indoor-outdoor living. Whether you’re looking for your ideal entry doors, Bi-Fold patio doors, lift and slide patio doors, or multi-slide patio doors for your home, we can meet your needs and your wants. Simply click the Match Me With A Dealer button to get started!




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