How to Design a Kitchen for Entertaining

entertaining guests

A bar-style kitchen island is great for entertaining guests.

Is entertaining guests one of your great passions? For thousands of years, humans around the world have taken pleasure in providing a meal and company for others. However, modern advances put you in the best position for entertaining than ever before in history. You can add specialty features and design your kitchen’s layout specifically for keeping your guests entertained. Create a kitchen that is intentionally designed to keep your guests happy.

Bar-Style Kitchen Island

A kitchen island is a great focal point for any kitchen. Kitchen islands naturally tend to become a point of congregation, which is why they can be so crucial to entertaining. A bar-style kitchen island consists of a long counter with chairs all on one side. The other side of the island is your domain, where you can prepare food and drinks while you talk to your friends. If you love to cook for your guests, this is a great feature for your kitchen. Not only can you continue to interact with your guests as you’re preparing the meal, but your guests can also be entertained by watching you show off your masterful cooking skills. It’s a win-win!

Open Kitchen Plan

The more guests you wish to accommodate, the more space you’ll need. That’s why an open kitchen plan works great for large parties. An open kitchen plan removes any unnecessary walls and corners, making it easier for guests to move around. An open kitchen plan has the added benefits of creating the illusion of more space and efficiently distributing lighting and airflow within your kitchen.

Convenient Storage

One of the last things you want to do when entertaining is struggle to provide glasses or access your cookware from cluttered cabinets. Consider customized storage spaces, like a built-in knife block or a lazy susan. Hanging pots and pans presents easy access to cookware and adds a rustic look to your kitchen, especially if you use cast iron. You can add appliances like a built-in wine cooler to provide point-of-service refrigeration and easy access to drinks. You should also think ahead about where guests’ coats and bags will go. If you don’t have one already, consider building a hallway closet for the purpose of storing your guests’ belongings.


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