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Creating a kitchen for socializing

In many households, the kitchen is the real hub of the home. From gathering with family for breakfast or the evening meal, to hosting parties and dinner parties with your friends, the kitchen can be the perfect place to gather together, if it is designed effectively. So what are the different design choices when creating a kitchen for socializing? Well, here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design specialists, and we have something to suit any home, in any style. Including kitchens that are intended for entertaining or socializing. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you create the most effective space.

Important tips for creating a kitchen for socializing

When creating a kitchen that is designed to spend time together as a family, or entertain guest, there are some design decisions that will be important. These include:

  • Adding seating- to sit down and enjoy a meal together, or even just a morning coffee and breakfast, there needs to be some form of seating in your kitchen. For smaller and medium sized kitchens, a breakfast bar or seating at a kitchen island can be a great choice, but this won’t help for dinner parties and evening meals. Corner seating, seating booths, and dining tables are key for larger kitchens or open plan spaces.
  • Kitchen islands- a kitchen island can replace worktop space that might be lost due to seating, or can provide a great seating area for more causal meals. It can also work as a great divider in larger open plan kitchens, defining the different spaces within the kitchen. So for a kitchen designed for entertaining and socializing, a kitchen island, or even double kitchen islands, should be considered, if the kitchen is large enough.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Homematas.