Last updated 5 days ago
The first step in creating the ultimate football watching experience starts with the design of your luxury home. Before you have your home built, meet with the design team to discuss plans for a media room. Consider adding theater-style seating and a large wall screen with surround sound for the best possible viewing experience. Another seating option is the U-shaped sectional couch for a more intimate setting.
Once the seating arrangements in your media room are finalized, consider what to serve for refreshments. You may wish to add a mini-kitchen in the media area or a bar in the room. Remember to include electronic wine and beer chillers, and a miniature refrigerator for appetizers. Consider serving appetizers such as tapas, lobster cakes, caviar, and Brie with plum sauce.
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Last updated 18 days ago
Thanksgiving is an important day of the year when families get together, enjoy one another’s company, and celebrate what they’re thankful for over a delicious meal. If you are hosting Thanksgiving at your Dallas home this year, be sure to follow these tips for getting prepared:
Plan Your Menu
Food is the main highlight of Thanksgiving. In order to make this holiday successful, and to get all of your essential ingredients in time, you should plan your menu well in advance, including the main dishes, sides, drinks, and desserts. Depending on your preferences, you can use traditional family recipes that have been handed down through the generations or try to cook completely new ones.
Prep the Kitchen
Many people like to cook with other family members on Thanksgiving. If you are one of these individuals, you should make sure your kitchen is prepped and ready to go for the holiday. To do this, make sure all of the utensils and bakeware you will need for cooking are clean and accessible; also clear off the countertops to make as much room as possible for food preparation. If you would like to make your kitchen more appealing and accessible to cook in, you can have custom cabinets and countertops included in the plan for your new home, which would surely impress visiting family and friends.
Get Your Dining Room Ready
Your family will likely be spending most of the Thanksgiving holiday in your dining room, so it’s important to get this room prepared before the big day. In addition to putting festive decor in the room, you should completely set the table a day in advance so you don’t forget any finishing touches. Also consider decorating your mantelpiece and stoking a fire in the fireplace for an especially cozy home. Following these simple steps will ensure that your dining room looks impressive and inviting for your guests.
For more information on designing or buying a home with ample space for entertaining, call Hawkins-Welwood Homes. We are located in Dallas and specialize in building custom, luxury homes in University Park, Highland Park, and Preston Hollow. Make an appointment with us by calling (888) 725-7906 today.
Last updated 26 days ago
Do you have a room in your home that is devoted to relaxation? If not, you might consider building a sunroom. A sunroom is essentially an outdoor living room with large windows that let in plenty of sunlight. Adding a sunroom to your home is a great way to increase your square footage without enduring the hassles of conventional construction.
Since a sunroom lets in so much natural light, you won’t need to rely solely on indoor climate control to make the space comfortable. This can help you save money on both heating and lighting. You might also grow a miniature herb garden in your sunroom; herbs are great for increasing the amount of oxygen in your home, making your home smell nice, and adding flavor to your home-cooked meals. With the right insulation and ventilation, your sunroom could serve as a relaxing space all year round.
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Last updated 1 month ago
During the holidays, it can be fun to entertain out-of-town relatives by introducing them to the best restaurants and shops your area has to offer. If you’d rather not cook a huge Thanksgiving meal, you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of restaurants around Preston Hollow and the Dallas area that serve brunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day.
Las Colinas at the Four Seasons will be serving breakfast, plus brunch and dinner buffets on Thanksgiving. Another option is Capital Grille, which is located in Uptown Dallas and will be serving gourmet Thanksgiving favorites. The Fairmont Hotel, located in downtown Dallas is also taking reservations for Thanksgiving Day. For brunch, consider indulging yourself and your family members at Cast Iron, which will be serving complimentary mimosas. Here are some of the additional options for Thanksgiving brunch in Dallas.
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Last updated 1 month ago
Kids love having their own personal room where they can play games and do arts and crafts. Luckily, with a home from Hawkins-Welwood Homes, you’ll have plenty of bonus space to convert into a room just for your grandchildren. By following the tips below, you’ll have your kids’ or grandkids playroom set up in your new luxury home in no time.
Choose the Location
Depending on the layout of your house, you can either turn an entire room into a playroom, which is the most ideal option, or partition an existing bedroom into a playroom. You will want to choose a room that is centrally located so you can easily check in on your grandkids’ activities. After you have chosen the location, start thinking about how you would like the room’s layout to look. For instance, all great playrooms have plenty of floor space, reading areas, and room for storage.
Pick a Theme
The playroom should be a warm and friendly environment that your kids or grandkids enjoy spending time in. As you are setting up the playroom, pick a design theme that ties the room together. If your grandkids really love sports, for example, you can put up pictures or wallpaper centered on this theme. You can even have themed furniture.
Organization is the key to setting up a successful playroom. Make sure there are bins for storing toys, shelves for placing books, and plenty of additional storage space. Having these few simple items in place will ensure that the playroom stays clean and safe for the kids.
Create Activity Centers
The best playrooms always have lots of activity options for kids to do. For example, in the standard playroom, you can easily find places for playing video games, drawing, and reading books. Make a list of your kids’ favorite hobbies and then design the playroom based around these activities.
For more information on finding a new luxury home in University Park and Highland Park, talk to Hawkins-Welwood Homes in Dallas at (888) 725-7906. We have years of experience in designing luxury homes and can help you create the perfect playroom for the kids in your family. Visit our website or call us today to learn more about our services.