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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!