A fun dinner party always starts – and ends – in the kitchen. So, homeowners should design it for ease and efficiency and hosting, especially for the holidays. Here are some key factors that will make your kitchen a standout success.
Allow Guests in the Kitchen
An open-plan kitchen allows guests and hosts to mingle. But if you prefer to work alone, you set up a separate prepping space. Position the fridge where guests can grab a drink without getting in anybody’s way.
An island bench in the kitchen helps you entertain. It makes it easier to talk to guests while preparing or serving drinks and food. It also provides extra cooking, serving, storage and seating space.
Keep Up With Technology
Wi-Fi controlled appliances are essential items for tech-savvy cooks. Smart ovens and microwaves end fussing with power levels and food weights. Energy-efficient smart dishwashers with ultra-low noise levels won’t distract your guests. Smartphone-controlled slow-cookers and coffeemakers allow more time for entertaining. Consider also sensor-operated rubbish bins and electric spiralizer for making veggie noodles. Digital food printers can produce odd-shaped confectionery or pancakes.
Out of Sight
Your guests won’t like looking at piles of dirty plates and pots. A separate utility area or butler’s pantry, although pricey, answers this problem. Keep them out of sight in a pantry with an oven, warming drawer, sink, dishwasher and fridge. You can also raise the backs of your kitchen benches to hide dirty dishes from view.
STL Design and Build can create the ultimate entertainer’s kitchen for the holidays. Based in Maryland Heights, MO, we service the greater St. Louis area. Call us at (314) 736-5800, or fill out our contact form for an in-home consultation.