There’s always a reason to get friends and family together, no matter what you’re celebrating, and there’s nothing quite like gathering in a beautiful home built just the way you wanted it.

Your home’s layout has an effect on how you entertain, where your guest congregate and what activities make your home the go-to destination (think about watching the big game in a room that only has 1 couch!). That’s why Shea3D, a design feature that tailors your home’s floorplan to your individual style, allowing you to customize your primary living spaces to perfectly fit your unique way of life is something we love here at Trilogy! Whether you enjoy outdoor gatherings, get-togethers around a chef-worthy kitchen, or parties in a spacious central living space, read on for ideas of how to utilize your preferred entertaining atmosphere.

Return to the Great Outdoors in the Outdoor-Centric Plan

Do you love spending time out in nature – or at least, in the fresh air of your backyard? Many Trilogy communities are located in warmer climate areas where you could easily enjoy outdoor gatherings all year round. With the outdoor-centric plan, the dining and great rooms are combined at the back of your house so you can have easy access to the outdoor living area, extending your entertaining space and allowing for organic in-and-out flow.

Trilogy Lake Norman Plan Proclaim Patio
Trilogy Lake Norman Plan Proclaim

To utilize this open-air space, put a fire pit out back for your guests to reconnect and clink mugs of hot cocoa around, or install outdoor string lights to set a delightful and cozy mood.

Satisfy Your Food Cravings in the Kitchen-Centric Plan

For those who believe that a good meal is the perfect recipe for a great gathering, the kitchen-centric Shea3D option provides everything you need to serve up unforgettable experiences. The expansive, centralized kitchen features a large kitchen island for prepping those amazing culinary creations, many high-quality cupboards and storage drawers to keep all of your cooking essentials handy, and a gorgeous and elegant design inspired by professional chefs. Whether you’re concocting a tasty meal with the grandkids during a family visit, or hosting a large potluck party with the neighbors, your kitchen will be the centerpiece of any get-together.

Trilogy Orlando Plan Excite Kitchen
Trilogy Orlando Plan Excite

Host an Array of Activities in the Entertainment-Centric Plan

The entertainment-centric Shea3D plan is the perfect solution for those who need a large, open area for a variety of gatherings. With a generous living space for larger furniture and seating arrangements along with ample storage cabinets to organize all of your media items and board games, this lavish area is fit for an entertaining extraordinaire.

Accentuate this living space with a sectional sofa and cushioned armchairs for the optimal movie night, or set up a long banquet table for big holiday dinners and wine parties. The spacious set-up will allow for easy movement, and can comfortably accommodate all of your guests.

Encanterra Plan Cordoba Great Room
Encanterra Plan Cordoba


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