Kitchens are one of the most used rooms in the house and it’s also one of the most likely places your guests will see. For those that want their guests to feel welcome to be in the kitchen during their visit, it’s important to design the layout to accommodate guests and still work for everyday use.
Choosing a layout that allows your guests to interact comfortable while also being easy to cook, clean and eat during your everyday life is the perfect balance. Consider adding features like built-in flat-screen TVs, under-cabinet lighting and an island to make it feel perfect for guests that want to converse in there during a visit. Here are some more tips to make the kitchen perfect for entertaining.
Most guests are going to love a glass of wine during their visit. Install a wine refrigerator for convenient storing of wine and easy access when you’re ready to serve it. With a glass door, your guests can easily see their options and you’ll have chilled wine instantly ready to serve.
Induction Cook Top
An induction cook top transfers heat to pots and pans at a more precise temperature. It reduces electricity and cooks food more accurately. In addition, the surface of your cooktop won’t get hot which means no one will get burnt with an accidental touch.
Built-in Speakers and TV
Consider installing a built-in flat-screen TV to entertain guests during sporting events or screenings of your favorite reality show. Have built-in speakers to hear them well and keep speakers off the counter. You could also play music for a romantic date night in with your spouse.
Consider under-cabinet lighting to help with food preparation. The brighter lights will be nice for entertaining and to help with clean up.
Warming drawers are really nice for keeping food warm while you await your guests’ arrival.
Where are your guests going to sit? The kitchen table is too far away. Install an island where you can chop vegetables and chat with guests in the same room.
Lastly, consider open shelves or glass cabinets so that your decorative plates are in view and your guests can easily find a wine glass.
Use these tips to make an excellent kitchen for entertaining that will still function perfectly for everyday use.
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