As we approach the holiday season, there’s an air of excitement as we prepare to welcome friends and family into our homes for festive gatherings. However, ensuring your space is suited to hosting these joyful occasions is key. Whilst a complete kitchen transformation might not be feasible for this Christmas, envisioning a space that’s perfect for entertaining in the coming year is certainly within reach. Whether you need ideas for storage in kitchens or you’re wondering how to create an open space, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s how you can do it:
Create a social hub with an island
Consider adding an island in your kitchen space. Islands serve as a natural gathering spot for guests, allowing them to mingle, chat, and even lend a helping hand during meal preparations. It fosters a sense of togetherness whilst still maintaining the functionality of your kitchen.
Break down walls for openness
If your kitchen and dining area are divided by a wall, consider knocking it down. This opens up the space, ensuring that your party isn’t split up. It creates an expansive area where everyone can socialise freely.
Appliances that enhance hosting
If space allows, why not have multiple ovens to accommodate larger meals, ensuring everyone’s dish is served warm and on time. Additionally, integrating a wine fridge will keep beverages perfectly chilled, and a hot tap allows you to effortlessly serve warm drinks to elevate the festive spirit.
Mood lighting for ambiance
The right lighting sets the tone for any gathering. Adding mood lighting can transform the atmosphere, creating a warm and inviting space that’s perfect for festive celebrations. Dimmable lights or strategically placed fixtures can accentuate different areas, enhancing the overall ambiance.
Dual purpose design
One way to use your kitchen is to split it into functional zones. Leave one half as the ‘doing’ area and have the other as an entertaining and relaxing space. This separation means you’re not bumping into guests while preparing meals, but you can still be in the same room for guests to stay engaged in the festive fun. It optimises both hosting and everyday functionality, helping to streamline the flow of activities. Not only is this helpful for when you have guests, but all your appliances and utensils will be closer together, making using your kitchen every day simpler and easier.
Ideas for storage in kitchens this festive season
Investing in smart storage solutions is a great way to make hosting effortless while keeping your kitchen clear of clutter. During the festive season, you often need to stock up and store away all the festive treats, but you shouldn’t worry about where to store it all! Deep drawers and corner-friendly units are a great way to use up all available space – so you can be sure you’re stocked up for your guests. Keeping your storage organised also helps keep everything within reach, making hosting effortless this festive season.
As you gear up for the festive season, envision the perfect entertaining space for your future celebrations. Transform your kitchen into the perfect hosting hub with Kitchens Complete in Derby. Whilst it may not be possible to revamp your kitchen in time for this Christmas, booking an appointment now ensures your dream entertaining space becomes a reality for next year’s festivities. Use this year to see what your kitchen is missing and what storage solutions you may need.
If you’re looking for a bespoke Derbyshire kitchen, visit our showroom in Mickleover, book a free design consultation today or call us on 01332 229223. Our Derbyshire kitchen designers will be more than happy to help!