6 Tips for Creating an Entertainer’s Kitchen
Do you love entertaining? You’ll want a kitchen that’s up to the task. Whether you’re hosting an informal family get-together or a classy feast with friends, your kitchen needs to be practical and stylish. Here are 6 tips to keep in mind during kitchen renovation.
1. Lovely layouts
The ideal entertainer’s kitchen should allow you to move around easily while conversing, without leaving your guests in the lurch. If you have the space, your perfect layout will create a triangle between sink, fridge and countertop.
Island benches are extremely popular because of how functional they are. But they’re also ideal for entertainers, because they allow you and your guests to gather around a shared focal point. At the island bench, you can both sit and serve.
2. Stunning surfaces
Don’t miss an opportunity to show off while you’re chopping vegetables and sipping on wine. With a luxury countertop, you can make even instant noodles feel like a special event.
Granite and marble are great countertop options if you want something that’s durable and high quality. For an inspiring alternative, try polished stone or exotic quartz. Or if you really want to go all out, incorporate semi-precious stones like amethyst and tiger’s eye into your countertops.
3. Kitchen bling
Jazz up your kitchen hardware with fancy metals. With kitchen bling, you can impress your guests and make entertaining fun. Use silver pulls or pewter handles to add a touch of glamour to the space. You could shop for handmade kitchen hardware and accessories, which will make your kitchen a truly unique place to dine.
4. Pantry space
A butler’s pantry is a space between the kitchen and dining area, where the butler can prepare and clean up food, away from the guests. In a modern kitchen design, a butler’s pantry is a part of your kitchen joinery that serves a similar function. It gives you additional cabinetry and storage space, so you can stash away the mess until it’s time to do the clean-up.
5. Convenient appliances
Entertainers need high quality appliances that are stylish and easy to access. For this reason, you might like to get built, as opposed to stand-alone, appliances. Built-in or integrated appliances are incorporated into your cabinetry for a seamless and neat-looking kitchen.
Avoid crawling into your cabinets whenever you need to grab smaller appliances. Get your coffee machine, toaster and blender built into your kitchen design. Every entertainer also needs an ice-machine built into the fridge.
6. Entertainers lighting
The perfect kitchen design for entertaining should have fantastic lighting. Use lighting to create a relaxed mood or to highlight a focal point while preparing or serving food. An entertainer’s kitchen will need a dimmer, as well as dramatic and visually interesting lighting arrangements to generate interest and appeal.
Dreaming of your next dinner party but unsatisfied with your current kitchen? Visit an Apollo Kitchens showroom today and kickstart your renovation!