Ready For Guests? 3 Indianapolis Home Addition Ideas for Entertaining

More room for guests

Believe it or not, the holiday season is here! During the summer months, outdoor decks and patios increase living space. When fall arrives, your home may feel cramped again. The holiday season brings families together. This should be a happy and relaxing time but if your home feels cramped and unequipped to welcome guests, home addition ideas are probably dancing in your head.

Home Addition Ideas

Home addition ideas can range from adding on actual space to simply removing walls and reconfiguring things. Schedule a Design Consultation with Gettum Associates, Inc. and you can share ideas and vision for your home but also benefit from the ideas that stem from the years of experience of our team. Here are a few ways to expand living space!

Kitchen Expansion

When entertaining, food is almost always involved. Where there is food, there is a kitchen and naturally it is THE spot where family and friends congregate. For many, the kitchen is the center of the family gathering. As family grows over the years you may be worried about where you’re going to put everybody. Home addition ideas and trends show that people appreciate a kitchen and living area that is connected.

With kitchens that are original from the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s, peninsula wall cabinets and boxed out spaces were the norm. However, today homeowner’s want to connect with family and friends. First, analyze your existing floor plan and modification options for your existing space. There are many possibilities for opening up your living space to achieve continuity and improve holiday entertaining space. Imagine if you could cook, mingle with guests and still keep tabs on that football game. Make this dream a reality in your home!

Consider remodeling the kitchen, and opening up the space between the kitchen and family room. Enjoy the home more and provide greater comfort for guests.

Add a Room Addition

Choosing to add an addition onto a home gives the luxury of adding actual square footage to the space. Depending on the land your home sits on, the options for an addition are endless. If your goal is to have more space to entertain you can expand your kitchen or living space. You may prefer to add a first floor bedroom if that better suits your needs.

With an addition you will be faced with the loss of some yard or driveway space so you will have to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of the circumstances. For many, an addition onto their existing home gives them the living space they always wanted.


In some homes the addition of a sunroom is all that is needed to give the entertaining space a bit of a boost. A sunroom is a space that brings the outdoors to you while keeping you protected from the elements. Traditionally these spaces are full of windows and natural light and they are typically added on and attached to the existing home. A sunroom can act as a second living space which can be very valuable when you are entertaining.

You may choose to integrate your sunroom in with your patio or deck as well so that it makes entertaining in any season more enjoyable for you and your guests.

If you are ready to take the next steps to get your home ready to entertain this holiday season, start by downloading our Free Guide: Seven Questions to Ask When Choosing a Remodeler in the Indianapolis Area

This guide shares some industry secrets that will help your remodeling project go a little more smoothly. You can also schedule a Design Consultation with our skilled team and get one step closer to remodeling your existing home to be the home of your dreams!

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