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Remodeling Your Kitchen for Entertaining

Summer isn’t quite over yet, but it’s not too early to start thinking of home renovation plans you may have. Thinking about remodeling your kitchen this fall so that it’s better suited for indoor entertaining?

From our years of remodeling kitchens in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, the Wentworth team has a few tips for homeowners who want an entertainment kitchen. Like any other remodel, it requires the right combination of pleasing aesthetics and practical function.

Best Kitchen Design for Entertaining: 4 Features to Consider

If you plan on entertaining often in your kitchen, it should be open and comfortable. Design features we may recommend for your space include:

Open Layout

You can’t easily talk to people when your kitchen is closed off. Tearing down a wall to create an open layout between the kitchen and adjacent family room can be the perfect way to host parties and informal gatherings.

Open Kitchen Layout

Central Seating

A central bar is one of the best solutions for seating. Having a two-tiered island gives you the perfect setup—you can prepare food and easily talk to your guests at the same time. Plus, an island with an additional sink or wine cooler can bring your entertaining to the next level!

Kitchen Island Seating

Easily Accessible Necessities

When you’re entertaining, you need food and beverages easily accessible. Warming drawers, wine coolers, and wet bars are fantastic solutions. Having workstations—one for food prep, one for dining, etc.—and well placed appliances can also help with this.

Wine Cooler & Wet Bar

Ample Storage

Nobody wants cluttered countertops, least of all when they have people over. Clutter can create a messy-looking, unfocused space, but the right storage solutions can help prevent this. Consider features like appliance garages (for blenders, coffeemakers, toasters, and other smaller products) and compact or integrated appliances like speed ovens to easily cut down on clutter and clear up work space.

Reduced Kitchen Clutter

Award-Winning Kitchen Remodeling in DC, MD & VA

The Wentworth team has transformed dim, closed off, inefficient kitchens and into beautiful, bright, open spaces. View our portfolio to see kitchens we have remodeled in the Washington, DC area and contact us today for an initial consultation!

“ Thank you so much for the very thoughtful gift and card you sent to welcome [our son] home. He has been following the baseball standings with great interest, and is looking forward to many messy meals with his Red Sox bib and bottle. And whether he realizes it or not, his meal times have been made much more pleasant - and his parents are much happier - because of the fabulous new kitchen you designed and built for us. It was really kind of you to think of us at this special time in our lives. ”

Amelia & Mike M.
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