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Kitchens | How to Design an Entertaining Kitchen

Posted on 10/09/2012 in Kitchens

The holidays are right around the corner and that means parties, celebrations, family gatherings and of course, lots and lots of food. Hosting these happenings is fun, but only if you have a kitchen worth showing off. Designing an entertaining kitchen can be simple with the right products and vision – everything from the countertops to the cabinets and the walls can be jazzed up for entertaining! Read on for a few ideas on how to give your kitchen a fun makeover before the holiday festivities begin.

Back to basics.

When starting a kitchen makeover, there are a few obvious elements that need addressed – floors, cabinets and countertops – so before bringing in the demolition crew, determine the look and feel you want for your new kitchen. For an elegant feel opt for dark hardwood floors, granite countertop and custom finish cabinets and for a more relaxed look go for a combination of lighter hardwood floors, travertine or porcelain tile countertop and neutral cabinets. No matter what your entertaining or design needs, with the right materials and installation your kitchen will be looking jolly in no time — the hardest part will be deciding what countertop goes best with your serving dishes!

Bars the limit.

‘Tis the season for hot toddies and seasonal cocktails, so what’s a kitchen without a bar? Not very entertaining, that’s what! When designing an entertaining kitchen installing a bar area or island that acts as the main focus of the room is key. Custom cabinetry can outfit your bar with the proper storage for stemware, bottles, condiments, ice and any other items you may need on hand. There are many options for bar tops and depending on the placement in your kitchen, it may be best to match your countertops or it could have its own look. No matter which route you take, a well stacked bar is sure to catch the attention of your guests and will undoubtedly reel in a compliment or two.

So, what do you think – is your kitchen ready to take on the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Be sure to share your ideas and tips on how to design the perfect entertaining kitchen with us on Facebook and Twitter. Or, if your kitchen is in need of a fun makeover stop into one of our San Diego kitchen flooring and remodeling stores and let our experts help create the San Diego kitchen of your dreams!

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