6 Tips to Design the Perfect Kitchen for Entertaining

December 14, 2020

6 Tips to Design the Perfect Kitchen for Entertaining

6 Tips to Design the Perfect Kitchen for Entertaining


 

Kitchens are no longer just spaces where we prepare food. When properly designed, they can also be used as a place for entertaining. A well-designed kitchen should be both functional and a space where people want to spend time. To turn your kitchen into a multi-use area, there are several details you should focus on.  

Below are some ideas to help you create a kitchen that is ideal for entertaining. 
Open up the space

When looking to transform your kitchen into an entertaining spot, the first thing you should consider is the layout. An open layout allows for easy flow and transportation of food and drinks to other areas in the home. You can also add a kitchen island to create more storage options and provide extra seating for your guests.  
Upgrade appliances 

In case you entertain frequently, you should look for appliances that will offer convenience when entertaining. You may want to invest in appliances like a double dishwasher, refrigerated drawers, under counter wine or beer cooler, a coffee machine and glass cabinets to show off your glassware. Appliances made for entertaining will add functionality and create a wow factor in your kitchen. 
Choose surfaces wisely
 
When you choose the right materials for your kitchen floor, work surfaces and cabinet finishes, you will not need to worry about spillages and damage. An entertaining kitchen design should feature materials that are durable and easy to maintain. This will ensure you and your guests feel relaxed as you catch up and have a great time. 
Improve the lighting options

Stylish light fixtures will not only add a touch of beauty to the space but also help set the right mood. Depending on your preference, you can go for smart light bulbs, stick on lights, rope lights or customizable accent lights. Perfect lighting will make the space feel warm and welcoming, and keep your guests feeling relaxed. 
Contain the mess 

When entertaining guests, you will not want them staring at dirty dishes. This is why you should consider creating a cleanup zone on the side to allow you to hide the mess from your guests' view. Investing in a double-basin sink will enable you soak dishes and fine glassware separately as you socialize with your guests. Also, an extractor fan will help in eliminating smells while smart storage will assist in keeping surfaces clutter-free. 
Add tech-savvy touches 

For an improved entertainment experience, you can add a screen to your kitchen. This way, you will be able to enjoy a movie night, Super Bowl party or even stream online media. You can also have built-in charging stations so guests can power their devices without leaving the room. 

At Fossil Blu, we make and sell luxury sinks that will make it easy for you to keep your space clean and complete your stylish entertaining kitchen design. Our sinks look beautiful, are durable and easy to maintain. Contact us to find out how we can help you transform your kitchen into a great entertaining spot. 






Also in Ideas & Inspiration

How to Get to Know a New Oven's Baking Temps
How to Get to Know a New Oven's Baking Temps

March 03, 2021

As a home chef, you get to know your oven. You know if it tends to cook a little hot or cold. You know if the top rack is better than the bottom, or if the middle is just right. You might know if the right or left side cooks more evenly. You might even know exactly how long it takes for your oven to preheat to the usual baking temps. 

View full article →

Setting Up The Perfect Nest
Setting Up The Perfect Nest

February 22, 2021

The only thing more exciting than saying "I do" might just be getting to come home from the wedding to your very own newlywed nest. But starting from scratch with a new house can feel daunting, and many newlyweds simply don't know where to start when it comes to turning an empty house into a home that they and their partner can grow to love more and more every day.

View full article →

6 Kitchen Layering Textures You Should Have in 2021
6 Kitchen Layering Textures You Should Have in 2021

February 12, 2021

Layering, color palettes, background, glazed, quartz, granite, inlaid, fringed, illuminated, tiling, texturing, and so on, are all buzzwords in interior design.  But the idea of design is to kick the monotony out of living spaces. 

View full article →