Homeownership offers plenty of obvious benefits: the chance to build equity, lock in an affordable mortgage rate and create the home of your dreams are among the most enticing. Another benefit? The chance to decorate, design and build the relaxation space you want to see in the world! If you’re someone who loves to dine al fresco, sip margaritas on patios, or nosh on appetizers with friends after work, consider these design ideas for your very own happy hour space.

Defining Your Space

Bring a little staycation into your daily life by designating a spot in your home for fun. This will look different for everyone – a bar cart in the living room topped with a record player and quirky glassware can be just as appealing as a pergola filled with white string lights, vines, and pitchers of sangria. Wherever you decide to set up your happy hour space, be sure to outfit it with tools of the trade. Coasters, bar utensils and pretty platters for appetizers will go far in setting the scene!

Fresh Elements

When it comes to the happiest hour of the day, the devil is in the details. Whether you’re hosting friends or just sipping a drink with family after a long day of work, incorporating fresh elements into your set up can help the experience feel more special. Flowers and house plants are a great option, providing pops of color and a bit of nature to contrast with your place settings and stemware. Don’t have a green thumb? Silk flowers are more realistic – and more affordable – than ever before! Trade them out every few weeks to keep the atmosphere fresh.

Set the Mood

Every great happy hour offers some form of entertainment along with drinks and snacks. Sports fans will appreciate a TV in their happy hour space, relishing the chance to catch up on the highlights while decompressing after work. A quality Bluetooth stereo system can also help set the mood. After all, what’s happy hour without a little music?

A home should never be purely functional. Bring a little more fun into your life by creating spaces for relaxing and entertaining! Contact our team today for information on the beautiful Cedar Ridge Custom Homes you can create a happy hour space in!