Become the host with the most by considering these home remodeling ideas

Hosting guests may seem like a daunting task when you consider providing space, food and entertainment for friends and family. Allow the experts at Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling to help take some of the stress away.

If you enjoy hosting family and friends in your home on a regular basis, consider these remodeling ideas that will help make your house ready for guests of any kind.


The first thing you should know when considering a kitchen remodel is that size is not a prerequisite for creating a kitchen fit for entertaining. Take the time to think through questions such as:

  • Do you plan to cook for your guests or hire a catering service?
  • How many people will be in the home at one time?
  • Will guests serve themselves in the kitchen or do you plan to plate the food and serve it in the dining room?

Answering those questions will help you think through layout issues, while considering appliances such as warming drawers, double dishwashers and raised countertops will help you nail your next event.  


Your porch or patio is the perfect place to create additional space for dining or lounging. Consider designing an outside retreat complete with a fireplace, flat screen television, eye-catching light fixtures. Adding a full-service outdoor kitchen and patio bar can help your outdoor space become the main attraction.


Guests of all ages can be entertained in a finished basement. Consider updating the space to create a home movie theater, office, game room or gym. Remodeling your basement will put you at ease, knowing you can entertain your family and friends for hours without as much traffic through the main areas of your house.

Guest house

Give your guests (and yourself) the gift of personal space by adding a tiny home in your own back yard. A guest house is a great way to host in-laws, relatives or friends from out of town and provide them with their own bedroom, bathroom, shower and kitchen. The additional space also is a great investment as it can increase the value of your home should you decide to sell. It also generate income throughout the year via short-term rental services like Airbnb or VRBO.

Have a vision for a home makeover that will may it a joy to host family and friends? Contact our design/remodeling professionals to learn how Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling can help.