Tips for an Entertainer’s KitchenPublished
How do you plan an entertainers kitchen?
The type of kitchen that will have you hosting parties and dinners with friends and family for many years to come. Planning for an entertainers kitchen can be confusing, this is where the experts in design step in. Speaking with The Inside Project’s experienced Interior Designers, about your new entertainers’ kitchen will give you many options on design, layout and finishes that would suit your home.
Thinking about the layout for an entertainers kitchen, might mean laying out the kitchen orientation differently to get optimum view to the outdoors by using large sliding doors, french doors, or concertina doors. This adds to the party vibe of a classic entertainers kitchen. Where space is limited, consider a servery window opening from the kitchen to the outdoors, which also helps when entertaining by allowing easy access to serving drinks and food out to a bbq or alfresco space.
The quintessential island bench is the perfect option for an entertainers kitchen. Large enough to store a myriad of cutlery, plates, glasses, and clutter in the drawers underneath, and cosy enough to pull up a stool and debrief the day. It becomes the perfect display for all your home baked delicacies and buffet dining during festivities, it serves as the best preparation and serving area while also being part of the conversation at the dining table, and it allows for all those catch ups over a drink or cuppa whenever visitors arrive. Where space permits, a generous and beautiful stone topped island is the way to go for easy morning, afternoon and evening entertaining.
Don’t underestimate the accessories in an entertainers kitchen. Lighting, sound, pantries, and drinks stations all combine to allow for easy entertaining. Task lighting under cabinets or over island benches work with downlights to create the mood. Speakers in ceilings allow the sound of music to fill the air during dinner and beyond. Pantries, whether pullout shelving in tall cabinetry or walk in storage rooms help to keep provisions within easy reach when prepping. Lastly, bars or drinks stations hidden behind full height matching kitchen cabinetry, easily enable drinks or coffees to be poured with the necessary glasses, cups and small appliances in one specific spot.
Where to from here? Give the team at The Inside Project a call today and one of our experienced interior designers will be happy to discuss all the options available for your new kitchen renovation.
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