The holidays are quickly approaching, and if you’re someone who likes to host parties and get-togethers, you’re likely excited to start planning to have guests over if you haven’t already. If party planning and hosting is something you’re looking to get into in 2020, take a look at these helpful tips in designing a kitchen that’s perfect for events of any kind.
Tip #1: Make Space for Gathering
Your kitchen needs to be functional, but it’s vital to make sure there’s space for you and your guests to hang out as well. If you’re intending to use your kitchen as an eating space as well, make sure that tables, islands, and countertops are easily accessible and spacious enough to navigate comfortably. No one
Tip #2: Add a Bar Area
If you have a good amount of space, consider adding a bar area to your kitchen. Outfit the area with a wine chiller or small refrigerator for beer, sodas, and other beverages. Add high-top chairs to allow for extra seating and decorate the space with cocktail utensils and other bar-themed items.
Tip #3: Consider Necessary Appliances
The appliances you install in your kitchen will depend on both personal need or preference and the space you have to work with. If you’re interested in party hosting, you’ll need some of the kitchen basics:
If the space you’re working with isn’t very large, you may be able to forego a dishwasher if you have a sink large enough to hold used plates, glasses, and utensils until the post-party clean-up begins. Consider a pre-cut slab of treated wood to use on top of the stove (once it’s done being used) so that you’ll have additional countertop/serving space.
Tip #4: Cabinets, Cabinets, Cabinets!
Storage is essential to any kitchen, especially when you know you’ll be stocking up on cups, plates, bowls, and other kitchen items that are necessary when preparing for and hosting a get-together with family and friends. Your kitchen cabinetry should be both functional and attractive so that you can store all kitchen necessities efficiently while providing a beautiful background for your hosting space.
Ready to Build the Perfect Kitchen?
At Johnson Lumber, we’re experts in home remodeling and can help you with designing and building the perfect space. Whether you’re building a house from the ground up or simply want to update an area of your existing home, we have the design experience and high-quality supplies necessary to make your dream come to life. Don’t miss out on hosting holiday parties in 2020 and give us a call to learn more about our Maryland remodeling and design services today.