PRIVATE SPACE VS PUBLIC SPACE
Cassie Mobbs from Kurmond Homes says some houses are better set up for hosting guests than others.
“I designed the Melody (display home, pictured) with my family in mind and I wanted a large open-plan entertaining area so that I could entertain outside because our climate is great,” she says.
”It has a guest bedroom downstairs. Upstairs is more for the family so it’s more private and downstairs is more ‘party pad’.”
A little separation between the hosts and their guests will give everyone a break.
“You need space that is open for everyone to get together but also space that respects that everyone might need some quiet time at some point,” says Bill Hawie from Eden Brae.