Living the log home lifestyle offers numerous perks! Our new log home homeowners rave about how designing their own custom forever home allows them to enjoy nature and outdoor activities, entertain family and friends, and banish stress. While outdoor living spaces are a key element behind the attraction of log home living, creating indoor entertainment areas is just as important. Whether you are entertaining friends, hosting parties, or just relaxing at the end of the day with loved ones, incorporating modern entertainment options into your log home design will allow you to maximize your home’s potential. Here are some great interior design ideas to help you create welcoming indoor entertainment areas.
Indoor Entertainment Areas: Dining and Meal Prep
The kitchen is the heart of the home for most homeowners – it’s where family members congregate over a cup of coffee in the morning, grab a quick snack before heading outdoors, or where friends and family inevitably gravitate toward during parties and celebrations. A casual kitchen island with overhead task lighting and barstools encourages conversations with the chef while they’re whipping up meals. For more festive holiday dining and entertaining, a chandelier-illuminated formal dining area is a must.
Indoor Entertainment: The Sound of Music
Whether you are a musician or just enjoy listening to music, a dedicated space for music appreciation in your timber frame home will be welcomed by the whole family. For example, what pianist wouldn’t enjoy hitting the keys on their baby grand while surrounded by beautiful scenery from a bank of windows? Audiophile fans will enjoy having their own room to pick a tune on their guitar, record original music, store musical instruments, or pop a CD in and listen to their favorite bands in surround-sound.
Indoor Entertainment Areas: Games, Games, Games
A game room is the perfect entertainment area to enjoy everything from video games to billiards. The entire family will find something fun to do when you include a jukebox, billiard table, dart board or indoor hoops. While a pool table might be the center of attention, a state-of-the-art gaming system, audio system and large screen TV will be required tech for a man cave.
Indoor Entertainment Areas: Cocktails and Mocktails
Whether you are watching the game on the big screen with fellow sports fans or watching a favorite film on family movie night, a wet bar keeps all your beverages conveniently close at hand. With glass-front built-in cabinets, everything you need to mix and serve adult beverages is at your fingertips. An under-counter refrigerator stores mixers and keeps sodas and juice drinks handy for the kids, too. If sipping vintage grappa is your thing, a beautiful custom stone-fronted walk-in wine cooler is indispensable for keeping your collection stored properly.
Indoor Entertainment Areas: Open Floor Plans
Open floor plans are here to stay. They allow for easy traffic flow, the utilization of all indoor space, and create an airy, open, casual feel to a log home interior. Incorporating entertainment areas in open floor plans is easy – and allows you to fit comfortable seating, surround sound, a wet bar, a projection screen and a custom stone fireplace all into the same room, making it attractive and welcoming for the whole family. If you have more modern, but formal taste, a built-in wall of entertainment keeps everything tech in its place.
When you are designing your unique Timberhaven custom log home, be sure to add “indoor entertainment areas” to your must-have design list to ensure years of relaxing, engaging and indoor activities for family and friends.