Entertaining Design Trends for Iowa Luxury Custom Homes

The Underwood luxury custom home floor plan.

by admin on March 1, 2013


Traditionally, luxury custom homes have been showcase homes that were designed for entertaining. Typically this included formal living and dining areas that were separated from the rest of the home and used only a few times a year.

Today, luxury custom home floor plans are evolving as demand for open-concept homes, flexible use design, and space that is usable year round is driving new and innovative design trends.

Here are some innovative luxury custom home design trends for modern entertaining in our featured floor plan, the Underwood.

From Formal to Flexible

The trend has shifted from moving away from formal spaces to entertaining areas that create more flexibility. This not only gives you the ability to create spaces that change as your family moves through different life stages, but it also creates flexibility that can be attractive when it’s time to resell your home.

As you can see in the Underwood, a 5 bedroom, 5 bath floor plan that is approximately 4,500 square feet, the main level (shown below) features an open concept with several flexible spaces that can be used for formal entertaining as well as casual get togethers.

From Seasonal to Year Round

Another shift in luxury home design for entertaining is to create spaces that work well year round. Instead of using the formal areas for holiday entertaining in winter and backyards for casual summer entertaining, today’s luxury homes are built around spaces that can be used every month of the year. From covered verandas with outdoor kitchen (above) to an optional sunroom that’s ideal for spring afternoon tea, these spaces give families the ability to host large gatherings with well-designed spaces that provide your home with excellent flow from room to room.

How do you entertain? As a Woman-Centric home builder, we specialize in custom home designs that incorporate entertaining, flexibility, de-stressing, and storage in elegantly appointed homes that are designed around your lifestyle.

View all of our featured floor plans, or tell us more about your vision for your Iowa dream home. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.


{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: