A Kitchen Made for Entertaining
Do you love to throw dinner parties, host brunches or simply have people over on a regular basis? If so, you probably know how vital your kitchen is to making sure your events run smoothly. Read on for tips on how to design your kitchen for entertaining.
Add a Second Dishwasher
If you run through a lot of dishes and flatware, adding a second dishwasher can be an absolute lifesaver. Being able to entertain with real dishes, glasses and silverware instead of disposable items not only adds class to your event but helps reduce waste as well.
If you have a large kitchen with space in the middle, consider adding an island for extra counter or work space. Putting it on wheels so you can move it easily is a great idea if you don’t want to be too committed to putting it in one space. Whether stationary or mobile, an island can work wonders for meal prep and clean up.
Remove an Island
Alternatively, if you’ve got an island in a space that’s too small, maybe the answer is to get rid of it. Whether that means opening up the space entirely or making the island mobile will depend on how you use your kitchen and how much space you have.
Add a Walk-In Pantry
There’s nothing worse than running out of the ingredient you need because you didn’t have space for it. A walk-in pantry gives you the space you need to stay organized and efficient in the kitchen with staples on hand but out of sight.
Install a Mini Wine Cellar
If you drink wine or entertain friends who do, a small wine refrigerator is a time- and space-saving touch to keep your bottles well-stored and always ready. You can use it for other beverages too, so you’ll be prepared when a guest is thirsty.
Custom Kitchens by CKBR
Whether you’re looking for some small upgrades, a complete remodel or to build a kitchen from scratch, CKBR can help. Our design specialists will help you find a plan that creates a space you love within your budget. For a free, in-home consultation, give us a call today at 602-438-6638, or visit us on the web for more information.