Making your kitchen sociable for your family and friends
Kitchens are the heart of the home, and the room everyone gravitates towards at parties. In fact it is such a cliché there was even a song written about it - “You’ll always find me in the kitchen at parties.”
So how do make your kitchen the everyday party room for your friends and family?
First you need to be clear what your idea of sociable is – is it a space where 20 people can easily fit into to chat and socialise or is a more intimate space for a handful of your nearest and dearest.
One of the simplest ways of making your kitchen more sociable is to have a dining table and chairs or a breakfast bar where people can sit and chat comfortably – whether it is a formal dinner or a sneaky prosecco after yoga.
Alternatively if the space permits, have an island installed into your kitchen which not only provides more surfaces upon which you can prepare food but also offers a central focus for casual guests. It is also a convenient leaning station – so the host doesn’t have to keep moving people out of the way in order to finish preparing dinner or to get more glasses.
You also need to consider how inviting a kitchen is to your friends and family, and whether they would want to spend time there. Often this is easily achieved through having adequate storage as cluttered surfaces do not look inviting – so ensure the surfaces are as clear as possible and everything is put away.
Additionally In order to define certain areas of the kitchen you could have different materials for the work surfaces. For example the breakfast bar or island could have a timber surface and the food preparation areas could be marble or granite.
Why not speak to the friendly staff at Kitch Living Direct and see how we can make your kitchen the party room in your home.