Do you remember when the time gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed like a lifetime when you were a kid? Minutes, hours, and days crept by slowly as you anxiously waited for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve. There was no planning or prepping, worrying about where your extended family will sleep, or wondering if you chose the perfect gift. 

Although we can’t shake the responsibility that comes with planning the big family gathering, there is a way to restore some of the child-like wonder that surrounds the holiday season. One of those being… incorporating features into your custom home that will make holiday hosting easy and fun! If you plan for the big family gatherings when you’re building your home, you’ll have a lot more time to sit back and enjoy “the most wonderful time of the year” when it comes around. 

Open Floor Plan Design 

Probably the most important, and maybe most obvious, is an open floor plan design. This floor plan design creates a seamless connection between your living room, dining room, and kitchen. Meaning, you can bake holiday treats while still participating in your family’s favorite Christmas traditions in the living room. 

Spacious Kitchen

Have you ever ran to the neighbors house to borrow their oven, because yours was occupied for the next 4 hours baking the turkey? Incorporating a double oven may be a big time saver for you! Plus, an extra oven is always a bonus anytime of the year. Another perk of building a custom kitchen is that if you have a large family, you can add a multifunctional island into your kitchen for both prepping and seating. 

Game Room 

If you have kids and are entertaining more for the holidays, you can add a small room into your custom home design that can serve as a game room. If there is a space where kids can have fun and adults can have quiet, then it’s a win-win for the whole family!

Bonus: The Location

Although your home’s location doesn’t qualify as a feature, building in a great location is definitely a bonus! At Platinum Classic Custom Homes, we build custom homes in New Braunfels, San Antonio, Canyon Lake, and all over the Texas Hill Country. In this location, there is plenty to do that will make your holiday in the Hill Country fun for the entire family!

As a custom home builder, our mission is to build your family’s dream home in your dream location. Get in touch with us today for a consultation!