If you’re love throwing parties or events, and have a revolving door with friends and family coming over, you’ll definitely want to take entertaining into consideration for your kitchen remodel. Optimizing your kitchen for entertaining will mean easier access to hosting essentials, a comfortable area for guests to congregate, and, most importantly, fewer headaches for you.
To help get the inspiration flowing, here are some of our favorite kitchen remodeling ideas for the entertainment enthusiast.
Design an Open Concept
To ensure your guests’ comfort while increasing hosting practicality, an open concept kitchen is your best bet. A wide-open, fluid design allows your guests to freely mix and mingle near the food without getting in your way. Plus, it allows you to remain in the party while you keep the output flowing. Take note that when opting for an open concept kitchen, a design that spills seamlessly into the rest of your home’s aesthetic is the best way to create cohesion.
Your refrigerator can be one of your greatest assets when it comes to entertaining guests. That’s because these days they can come with a wide range of utility that extends far beyond simple food storage. Consider specialty storage units such a wine cooler for easy serving, a monitor to guarantee food freshness, and a filtered water dispenser to keep your party healthy and hydrated.
Nothing ruins a good party buzz like having to face a mountain of dishes at the end of the night. Opting for a second dishwasher is a great way to quell that post-party mess. If space is a concern, you don’t have to go with another full-size washer. Secondary dishwashers can come in the form of an invisible door configuration or half-sizes that will get the job done without overwhelming your space.
Install an Island
A broad kitchen island practically begs to be gathered around, which is why it’s a critical addition to any kitchen aimed at entertaining. Additionally, an island will give you more room to work and increase storage potential so that you can easily maintain a clutter-free look. Consider an overhang on one side that will allow guests to sit and chat while you keep working on the other side.
Build a Wet Bar
A great party often comes with even greater cocktails. Not only do wet bars look beautiful, but they’ll help you keep all of the beverages and stemware centralized. This makes serving a cinch and both party and post-party clean-up a whole lot easier. To really get the most out of this idea, think about integrating a temperature-controlled fridge to keep drinks chilled and a small sink to keep them flowing.
A clean and organized space will keep you stress-free and have your guests feeling light and happy. Small appliances like blenders and coffee makers just get in the way, creating undue clutter and unsightly aesthetics. Installing custom cabinets will guarantee everything has its place, making it easier to retrieve them when necessary and tuck them out of sight when not in use.