Do you dream of a home that would be the perfect setting for hosting friends and family, no matter the occasion? To help you throw unforgettable gatherings, we design our homes with features that make year-round hospitality a breeze.
Make your gatherings more interesting with the option to move outdoors no matter the weather under your covered patio or around a fire pit. Versatile connected indoor/outdoor spaces give you more options for entertaining and help you get more enjoyment out of your home. Our homes are thoughtfully designed with multiple outdoor entertaining areas–including backyards, rooftop decks, pools, interior courtyards, and covered patios with fireplaces and sitting areas–to help your parties flow seamlessly into the fresh air.
We try to make sure each home has multiple outdoor locations, not just the backyard. We add side and interior courtyards when we can with multiple uses for entertaining, working, and relaxing.—Tommy Beadel, CEO, Thomas James Homes
Functionality + Flow
Keeping the party indoors? The only way to host is in a home designed for functionality and flow. Our floorplans feature open layouts with living areas that flow into dining areas and kitchens, giving you plenty of room to entertain your guests throughout your home.
Our spacious, open concept floorplans like this one in Phoenix allow you and your guests to easily move throughout the entertaining areas of your home without having to break up the gathering into smaller groups or interrupt conversations. The Mesquite floorplan also gives homeowners the option of adding a bonus room behind the kitchen–a perfect space for children and teenagers to hang while adults gather in the spacious great room, kitchen, casual dining room, and covered patio.
Kitchen Island + Ample Seating
For those who love to cook gourmet meals for their guests, having a kitchen that invites your friends and family to join you while you prepare the meal is a must. Our chef-inspired kitchens make hosting your next dinner party a breeze, giving you plenty of room to move around and upscale appliances to take your cooking to the next level. Plus, a large island with ample bar seating and stunning finishing touches make a TJH kitchen the perfect spot for smaller, intimate get togethers like brunch with your best friends.
A butler’s pantry off the kitchen makes it easy to restock food and drinks throughout the night so your party doesn’t fizzle out. Providing convenient and ample storage, it’s no wonder butler’s pantries have become one of the most desired features among homebuyers. Our butler’s pantry gives you that extra space to prep and stage plates, store extra supplies, and hide dirty dishes out of sight so you can entertain like a pro.
Flex Space + Rec Rooms
Sometimes you need space for your party beyond the common areas. Our expert designers have intentionally included flexible spaces like rec rooms in our home plans for those times when you want to gather a group in a tucked away place. Flex space and rec rooms give you the freedom to host your child’s slumber party or your partner’s weekly poker night without interrupting the entire household.
First Floor Guest Suite
Whether you’re hosting out-of-town guests or providing partygoers with the luxury of a place to stay when the evening runs into the night, having the option to house visitors on the first floor is a must. Give your friends and family the perfect overnight stay in their own private space separated from your family bedrooms.