A kitchen is now the centre of our homes, the place where everyone gathers and guests come to visit. People spend more time in the kitchen than almost anywhere else. Instead of hiding the kitchen, modern designers want to make it the place to entertain and socialize.
So how can you make your kitchen entertainment friendly? Here are a few ideas:
Open it up
Open kitchen designs are becoming more and more popular with every passing day and being able to entertain there is one of the benefits. The more the kitchen feels like it’s part of the house, the more accessible it is.
Bigger countertops mean more seating
Kitchens are getting bigger and now an island is no longer about having more cooking space. Many families are using their countertops as seating for guests as well. Bar seating is still incredibly popular, with a raised countertop used as a place for people to sit and eat. Another common custom kitchen design is to build the island with space underneath to store chairs needed for seating.
Cabinets that entertain
Custom-built cabinets can be designed to fit whatever entertainment plans your family may have. If you are always having people over for coffee, why not have a cabinet that can store everything you need to make the perfect latte in the morning? If evening entertainment is more your style, then create a drink station with a mini-fridge, glass racks, and wine storage. Cabinets don’t have to be the china cabinets of old. They can be whatever you choose.
Take a look at the Kitchen designs that Elite Kitchens have created to get some ideas to make your kitchen the entertainment centre of your home. Then come and talk to our friendly staff to find out how we can help you achieve your dream kitchen.