The ultimate entertainers’ kitchen is design to impress guests with your good taste and culinary skills. Here are some ideas to help you create the perfect kitchen for you and for your guests.
Whether you’re channelling Nigella Lawson and throwing a scrumptious dinner party or simply serving a few steaks and sausages off the barbecue, the kitchen is where it all starts and ends. Therefore, it needs to be carefully designed for ease and efficiency, especially if you’re really big on entertaining. Not sure how to go about improving your kitchen? We’ve highlighted eight key factors that will make yours a standout success!
1. In the zone
First up, have a think about what kinds of events you want to host. Small dinner parties or large soirees? Next, you need to establish the basic work zones: prep, cook and clean. Make sure each area has enough space and storage for everyone working there, as well as the right appliances. A triangular configuration that keeps sink, fridge and cooktop within easy reach works best.
For parties, an open-plan kitchen is ideal, as it allows guests and hosts to mingle, but if you prefer to work alone, a separate prepping space may be needed. Try to position the fridge where guests can grab a drink without getting in the way.
2. Island paradise
An island bench is the perfect focal point for kitchens designed with entertaining in mind. This popular kitchen feature makes it easier to talk to guests while preparing or serving drinks and food, and also provides extra cooking, serving, storage and seating space.