Hosting the Big Game? Custom Home Ideas for Families Who Entertain

January 28, 2016

As the new year approaches, it’s time to look ahead to the Super Bowl and March Madness. A major sporting event is a perfect opportunity to invite family and friends into your home for a round of cheers, high fives and great times. Improve game day with our custom home design ideas that are perfect for families who like to entertain.  

Open Kitchen

It never fails – during your gathering, your family will flock to the kitchen. This favored space is more than a place to prepare your favorite meals. The kitchen naturally draws the attention of partygoers who like to mingle and socialize. When Super Bowl Sunday arrives, your family will undoubtedly appreciate a gorgeous island where they can graze on sporty snacks and sip on thirst-quenching cocktails. Also, consider opening your kitchen into the great room. An open floor plan allows guests to satisfy their hungry bellies and smoothly transition into game-watching mode.

Great Room

A great room lives up to its grandiose name. This large, open space is non-negotiable for big families that love to entertain. It’s the perfect space for a game day, especially when it houses the compliments for avid sports fans. Must-haves include a big screen ultra 4k television mounted on the wall, surround sound system custom mounted around the room, well-organized seating that leaves plenty of room for guests to stand around and chat, and a sixties-style rolling bar to serve cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Bonus Room

A bonus room should be more than just a storage room for your kids’ extensive toy collection. Our favorite bonus room design ideas center around bringing people together. What’s great about a bonus room is it gives the game a special viewing space. Not everyone in the group may want to watch the entire game, and this design allows the living room to remain a conversation space while the sports fans can cheer together in the bonus room all 4 quarters. Don’t forget your little ones. We love when this room houses a bean bag meeting space for little sports fans to watch their favorite team take the field.


Your basement is one of the largest and most versatile spaces in your custom home, which makes it the perfect spot for entertaining family members on game day. A sports fan’s basement is not complete without a custom home theater where you and your entire family can cheer on your favorite team. The final touch to a dream basement is a wet bar where you can fix up your favorite drinks without the hassle of trekking up and down the stairs. Plus, if your custom home lives on a slope, build a walkout basement. This coveted design provides instant access for the grill master to work his or her magic. It also provides gorgeous, natural light to a traditionally dark space. To utilize these custom design ideas and get started building your dream home, download our Design Guide. Estes Builders is an award-winning design build firm that specializes in custom homes in Western Washington. We have earned more than 130 customer testimonials and a reputation as Western Washington’s most trusted custom home builder. We build custom homes in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard and surrounding areas. Contact us for a FREE Project Analysis to discuss your project.]]>