It’s a wonderful feeling to have a home that reflects your personal style, and a trendy, functional kitchen only makes it better when it comes time for guests to enjoy the space too. After all, try as you might to keep guests mingling elsewhere, without fail, they always end up in the kitchen.
A majority of our clients are telling us that having a kitchen they can entertain in is a high priority on their wish list. So we put together a few must-haves to consider in the design process:
- First on the list for a great party is counter space for food prep and food layout. A simple, stylish, and popular choice is an island, as it really allows for full use of the space. Depending on how large the home, an island can range anywhere between 4 and 10 feet yet any size adds tremendous functionality. It’s understandable that many homes just don’t have the room for a whole lot of counter space, however it truly is the design that makes all the difference.
- Second on the list is seating. You want plenty of space for guests to take a rest because hours of chatting about recent vacations, kids, pets and work, while fun, can be exhausting! It’s best to respect these necessary breaks and provide ample room for them. Stools or hightop chairs can be added along one side or end of an island, or, with a more open floorplan a nearby table can bring extra comfort to the space.
- Third is outdoor access. When the kitchen has easy access to the backyard or deck, it immediately adds significant room for guests to spread out and explore. Also perfect for summer barbeques, a screen door or sliding door can truly brighten the night. Check out a recent job, a wonderfully bright kitchen that opens right to the outdoors, literally…
- Fourth may be a few extras such as a beverage center or speakers that carry from room to room. What’s great about our process is that everything is completely customizable. Whether you’re big on entertaining, comfort, style, functionality or a blend of all of these, our designers ensure a pleasant process that prioritizes your needs and desires through completion.