If you hosted Thanksgiving dinner at your home, you might have realized that your kitchen is not ideal for entertaining and cooking multiple dishes. The holiday season is full of parties that revolve around food, and you find just how important a functional kitchen is for your home. Read on for some tips to use when redesigning your kitchen so it will be ready for next year’s holiday season!
When designing a functional kitchen that will work in your daily life as well as entertaining, start by considering different zones. There should be a food preparation and cooking zone you will always use, but also a serving zone and area for guests to gather. Zones can be divided by a kitchen island, which can be used as a food prep or serving area, but they can also be divided more subtly. For example, design your kitchen with areas in mind by changing paint color or materials.
If you plan to entertain or host dinner parties, it’s crucial to choose the right appliances. You not only need appliances that can cook multiple dishes at a time, but you should also think of size and noise. A large oven can take up too much space and cause lingering cooking smells, while a loud dishwasher can drown out the conversation. Warming drawers are also a great addition, especially for holiday parties, as you will have various dishes to keep warm before you are ready to serve. By thinking ahead to the holidays and large parties, you’ll be prepared to feed all of your guests!
When hosting a party where guests will gather in the kitchen or dining room, it’s essential to have enough storage to keep the room clutter free. Spaces with multiple uses are best for keeping items organized, such as pull-out racks, dividers, and drawers. Also, make sure your functional appliances such as the dishwasher and sink aren’t the main focus in the kitchen, but rather make the hob and food prep area a focal point. This allows you to cook and prepare appetizers while remaining engaged in conversations with your guests.
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Design Solutions Inc, located in Annapolis MD, is here to help homeowners throughout the Maryland areas redesign their bathrooms, kitchens, and homes. Want to create a greener home? Ask us about sustainable design for your Maryland home.
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