A kitchen is more than just a place to cook and prepare meals, it’s known as the heart of the home – but it can also be the centre of the party! So how do you design a kitchen that is made for socialising?
One of the key trends in kitchen design for socialising and entertaining is the open concept layout. This design style removes walls and barriers that traditionally separated the kitchen from the dining and living areas, creating a seamless flow of space. An open kitchen allows whoever is cooking to remain part of the conversation while preparing meals, making it ideal for hosting gatherings.
A Gathering Spot
Kitchen islands are a great focal point for all kinds of kitchen designs. They serve as multifunctional spaces for food prep, eating, and socialising. When designing your kitchen, consider incorporating an island with comfortable seating rather than plastic bar stools. It not only adds valuable workspace but also provides a natural gathering spot for guests.
Plenty of Seating
To encourage people to hang around, you need to make sure that your kitchen has plenty of seating options. In addition to the island seating, consider a dining area as part of the kitchen. These spaces provide comfortable places for guests to sit, chat, and wait for your culinary creations to be served!
Setting the Mood with Lighting
Proper lighting can significantly impact the feel of your kitchen. As well as planning task lighting for cooking, consider ambient lighting for a warm and welcoming atmosphere when you are dining.
Get Yerself Some Gadgets!
If you are going to be entertaining in the kitchen, cooking appliances are not the only equipment you’ll need – think about sound systems, screens, and how you’ll heat or cool the space to keep it comfortable. The Installation Centre team will be more than happy to geek out with you about all of the gadgets you can have in your kitchen!
Designing a kitchen for socialising and entertaining is about creating a welcoming, functional, and good-looking space, but it still needs to function for day-to-day living. If you are ready to start planning your dream kitchen, get in touch with The Installation Centre team today.