How to Design a Kitchen for Entertaining!
Updated: Jun 15
There are so many factors to consider when beginning your kitchen remodel. One factor you may want to consider is creating a kitchen that is perfect for entertaining! Choose the right layout, design, and accessories to make entertaining a crowd easier. LaFata has for you some tips to consider when making decisions for your kitchen remodel and hosting to your guests.
Island Raised Counters
When entertaining a crowd, you want to make sure there is enough room in the kitchen for sitting and mingling. The main focal point of the kitchen to mingle is around the kitchen island. People crowd around the kitchen island to sit, chat, and enjoy food or drinks. To make your kitchen island perfect for entertaining, one great addition is to have island raised counters. The photo below gives a great glimpse of what this looks like. It features one island, with two different levels of counters. With this, more counter space is added as well as dimension. It can be easier to entertain giving more overall space for food, drinks, and company.
Open Concept Design
There are so many different designs to choose from when remodeling your kitchen. The layout of the cabinetry can be done in many ways. If entertaining is on the top of mind, a kitchen design option that works best is an open concept design. This design option is portrayed in the photo below. You can see that there are no walls separating the kitchen from other rooms. This gives more space to the kitchen area allowing for more comfortability with entertaining. More space for roaming, adding extra tables, and mingling amongst groups. An open concept also allows for a direct view of the living room. This way you can show off your living room décor, and also even view the television while hosting guests if there is a sports game on, or other entertainment to display.
Kitchen accessories are another great addition when it comes to entertaining in the kitchen. One accessory to consider is a wine cooler. Whether you have a separate bar area in your kitchen, or some island space, a wine cooler is an awesome accessory to incorporate. It is an accessory that brings a lot of convenience, while also looking very chic to company. You can store all of your alcoholic beverages in the wine cooler, making it easier for guests to help themselves, instead of them going in your fridge with all of your food and drinks. It is a great addition that adds much class to your kitchen while entertaining.