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November 06, 2012
Group owner Richard Martine

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Dining and Entertaining

By: Richard Martine   Post Date : November 06, 2012
Going out at the end of the week is a common way for people to blow off steam at the end of the week. It's also a pretty common way for people to show guests, both business and professional a good time. However, when the economy is not doing well it is more common for people to do more dining and entertaining in the comfort of their own homes.



There are a number of things to consider when it comes to dining and entertaining. One of the first that most people would not think about--but should--is the flooring. Certain floorings tend to go better with entertaining than others. If you want a multi-purpose one go for laminate wood; it is a more contemporary choice over something like carpet and is a lot more practical too.



Color is important as well. The right colors in the room can set the whole mood for the evening. When it comes to entertaining while dining, red and orange are recommended since they are believed to stimulate conversation and appetite. If you are looking for something softer and more elegant there are a number of shades of duck egg blue that can work.



When it comes time to choose a table be sure and think about what you intend on using it for first. Is it going to be just you and the kids or will you be entertaining friends and/or business associates as well? Do you intend on more formal dining or will it be casual? Above all else, make sure that what you do get actually fits into the space available (comfortably) along with chairs.



No dining/entertaining area would be complete without the proper lighting. Should your lighting come strictly from a central location (i.e. from a fixture in the ceiling) choosing the right style can either add or take away from the feel of the room. Of course, without the proper lighting whatever you were trying to accomplish in the room is all for naught.

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