Dining Room

Easier Entertaining in 2024: The Top 5 Trends to Consider

Is entertaining more in the new year on your list of resolutions?

Whether your plans include casual backyard barbeques or sophisticated soirees, there are plenty of ways a remodel can make entertaining easier — and a lot more fun. Here are just a few remodeling trends set to make 2024 your best entertaining year yet!

Vanity in RelishPlayful Powder Rooms


Let’s kick things off with a small-yet-mighty room that’s often overlooked but can make a lasting impression on your guests — the powder room. As the smallest room in the house, the powder room is a great place to experiment with bold, unique, or playful elements. For example, we painted this furniture-style vanity a bright, cheerful “Relish” green to stand out as an eye-catching statement piece. You may also consider vibrant wallpaper, a striking mirror, or even a dramatic sink to give your powder room some pop. Adding a touch of luxury with high-quality fixtures and finishes will ensure that your guests leave the powder room with a smile.

Wet Bar in Dining RoomDining Room Wet Bars

Upgrade your dinner parties by introducing a wet bar into your dining room. Like a dry bar, this addition provides a convenient spot for drinks and adds a touch of sophistication to your space. The difference is in the plumbing — a wet bar can also house a mini/wine fridge, an ice maker, a sink, and even a dishwasher. Consider including glassware storage right at the wet bar so glasses can be washed and put away without being transported into the kitchen. Incorporate stylish cabinetry and elegant

countertops to create a convenient corner that seamlessly blends with your dining area. In this Harleysville remodel, we installed the same stunning tile backsplash from the kitchen in the dining room bar area to provide cohesion and a beautiful focal point. Now, homeowners can effortlessly transition from a cozy dinner to a lively gathering over drinks.

AfterLarge Kitchen Islands With Seating

As the heart of every home, the kitchen is also the hub of social activity. Take your kitchen to the next level by installing a large island with seating. This versatile feature serves as a practical food preparation station and convenient storage hub, while also providing a central gathering spot for guests. Imagine hosting a cookie-baking party where friends and family can enjoy each other’s company around the spacious island while mixing, rolling, and decorating! We’re guessing that’s exactly what the family in this Maple Glen home is doing — in fact, the island is large and functional enough that our clients decided they didn’t need a dining table anymore!

Outdoor LivingOutdoor Extended Living Spaces

Bring the party outdoors by creating an inviting outdoor entertaining space. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or a cozy fall gathering, an expanded deck provides ample room for seating, dining, and additional amenities. Enhance the ambiance with outdoor lighting, comfortable furniture, and perhaps even a fireplace for those cooler evenings. Your deck will become an extension of your home, offering a perfect setting for any celebration. This partially covered deck was crafted just outside the homeowners’ kitchen, making outdoor dining a breeze.

Wet BarKitchen Beverage Centers

No entertainment space is complete without a well-equipped beverage center or bar. Create a dedicated area for mixing drinks, storing glassware, and showcasing your favorite spirits. Consider sleek shelving, a built-in wine cooler, and a statement backsplash to elevate the aesthetics of your bar space. Glass cabinetry with built-in lighting is the perfect way to display your stylish stemware while keeping it neatly stored away. A beverage center ensures that guests can easily access their favorite refreshments, keeping the party flowing seamlessly. As these Lafayette Hill homeowners discovered, it also makes the perfect spot for all your coffee or espresso-making accessories.

As you host your family and friends this holiday season, keep track of the elements in your home that could be improved to make your life easier. With a little help from Custom Craft, next year’s parties will be unforgettable. Contact us today to bring these trends to life and transform your house into the ultimate entertainment destination.