December 1, 2021 Daphnee Lacroix

4 Floor Plan Ideas to Create the Best Holidays Setup

With Thanksgiving behind us and the Christmas festivities right around the corner, the holiday season is officially upon us. This time of the year is synonymous with spending our days with loved ones, and what better way to do so than to host?

While there’s no denying that this is an exciting and joyful time, many apprehend the holidays. In fact, according to a survey conducted on 2,000 Americans, 88% of the respondents admitted that they feel that the holidays are the most stressful time of the year. Between attempting to achieve the “perfect” holiday, having an insufficient amount of time to relax, overbooking yourself and hosting the whole family, the pressure is through the roof.


If you like to host, but you’re also one to become overwhelmed during the holidays, here’s a thought: have the floor plan of your home adapted for festivities ahead of time! By building a house that is designed with grand open spaces, features that contribute to a warm ambiance, enough bedrooms to accommodate all your guests, and a get-away space, the stress you used to feel will be a thing of the past–or at least very much reduced.

So here are 4 floor plan ideas to consider for the ideal holiday home setup!

Grand spaces make for great dinner parties

The true purpose of the holidays is undoubtedly to eat tasty food, share laughs with close ones, and chit-chat all day long–all of which somehow always seem to take place in the kitchen. While this makes for a great merry ambiance, packed cooking space isn’t ideal for the chef who must zigzag between a bunch of cheery bodies and pour double the effort into the making of a marvelous meal.

Instead of compromising the chef’s efficiency for its participation in the conversations, think ahead of this occurrence by choosing the right floor plan. A spacious kitchen composed of an island with stools is a suitable option. You may also consider opening the kitchen to the living area, that way the guests can take advantage of the embellished space and cushy seating while the chef remains included in the discussions. 

The design of the dining room is also one to plan ahead of time. Ideally, you want it to be right next to the kitchen to render the back and forths quick and easy. You also want it to be big enough to fit a large table and have enough space between the chairs and the walls for the guests to be able to take a seat comfortably. The ability to fit a buffet in your dining room is also a plus!

Ultimately, the idea is to create spaces that can easily and conveniently fit all your guests, t0 let everyone partake in the celebrations.

Holidays are nothing without a warm ambiance

The holiday season is all about being surrounded by people you love, breathing in the festive scents, indulging in delicious meals and desserts, cozying up before a fireplace, enjoying a classic holiday movie, admiring–or cursing–the snowfall outside, all the while being wrapped in a warm and comforting Christmas ambiance. 

If the holiday atmosphere is one that you wish to recreate in your own home, consider a house plan that involves a commodious living room with high ceilings and large windows. This will provide you with all the space you need to bring in a Christmas tree, a pile of gifts and other decorations. It will also prevent any cramped feel from taking over the pleasantness of the room. 

You may also want to have a fireplace in your living room, one onto which you’ll be able to hang stockings and garlands. These additions won’t fail to enhance the ambiance you are trying to achieve. 

Additional bedrooms for overnight stays

A recurrent problem when receiving lots of people at once is often the lack of space to accommodate all the guests overnight. As a host, you care about the experience you provide, you want your guests to feel at home, and most of all you want them to enjoy their stay. 

So, what better way to do so than to plan ahead and pick a floor plan with enough guest rooms to comfortably fit everyone! Perhaps you even want to consider a guest suite as well as a fun and dedicated space for the children to rest.

Don’t forget about a get-away space

While the holidays are a time to decompress and enjoy some time off work, many find themselves taking on too much and experiencing the opposite. In fact, 77% of 2,000 Americans polled said that they find it challenging to relax during the holidays. 

To avoid these unpleasant feelings, consider incorporating a get-away space in your home, one that will allow yourself and your guests to take a breather from time to time. This room can take the form of a smaller living area, a reading room or a private study slightly secluded from the hubbub-filled space where the party is taking place. That way, whenever someone needs a second to recharge, they will have just the spot to do so. It will ensure that everyone is enjoying themselves throughout the holiday season.

If you like these ideas and would like to incorporate some of them into your house, we’ll be happy to further discuss these floor plans with you! Head over to our contact page and give us a call!