Designing A Kitchen That’s Party Ready

The function of the kitchen is evolving into the ultimate living space and now more than ever it’s time re-think and re-design how your kitchen needs to work for you. The kitchen takes on several roles throughout the course of a day. It’s where meals are prepared, families lounge, business deals are made and…where parties rage on!

Being isolated in a compartmentalized kitchen prepping and cooking for your guests isn’t the way most of us live today. Being a part of the party and mingling with your friends and family is the way we want to entertain.

Let’s take look at some kitchen layouts and products that can help get your kitchen party ready!

Andrew Suvalsky, www.suvalskydesigns.com

We all know by now that small or compact kitchens don’t need to compromise on function or style and this sleek condo kitchen designed by Andrew Suvalsky proves just that! This streamlined open galley kitchen provides a generous amount of countertop surface to display the most delectable buffet and the angled cabinet detail to the right is the perfect set up for a sophisticated stand up bar! Grab some food and a cocktail and enjoy the party.

Nam Dang Mitchell, www.namdangmitchell.com,

This chic and modern L shaped kitchen with an island is the ideal layout for entertaining especially when it’s open to an adjoining living space! Easy traffic flow for guests to meander and mingle throughout the kitchen and multiple cooks working side by side is an entertainer’s dream.

Designer Matthew Quinn www.matthew-quinn.com , Photographer Mali Azima www.maliazima.com

Any home chef or caterer would love to cook in this stunning kitchen sporting a “Quintessential Orange” La Cornue Range designed by Matthew Quinn. For true gourmands these scene stealing pieces of art set the stage for a most sophisticated soiree. The refined style of this traditional cooker is most stunning when juxtaposed with a more modern kitchen design aesthetic!

Inside Out, www.cdn.insideout.com.au

If you live in a climate that allows you to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, then you may want to consider making some modifications to your kitchen and bring the outdoors in. Expansive retractable or sliding glass doors could be the ideal solution to open up your kitchen and reveal the patio, deck or lawn creating quite a social scene both inside and out.

Heather Bullard, www.heatherbullard.com

Who said a kitchen pantry had to be used for grocery supplies? We just love the idea of replacing your cans, cereal and dried goods with dishware, glassware and serving trays. No more climbing up on the counters for those party platters. Sliding pantry shelves are simply brilliant and make entertaining so easy.

Kohler, www.ideas.kohler.com

We know the kitchen is the hardest working room in the home especially when hosting family and friends. Adding a beverage center with extra cabinetry for storage and under counter refrigeration for wine and other refreshments helps makes bartending a breeze!

The Galley Sink, www.thegalley.com

The ultimate sink for any kitchen whether it be a condo, loft, cottage or estate. We saw The Galley in action at a show a few years ago when it first came on the market … and it literally blew us away! Others have finally noticed this as well, as it was recently included as one of the biggest kitchen trends for 2017. We love this sink so much we’ve incorporated it in to a couple of our recent kitchen renovation projects.

The sink is available from 3’ to 7’ lengths. The larger sinks consolidate your prep, cooking, baking and cleanup zones and integrates them into one perfect galley! Cutting boards slide on the upper tier, while colanders, drain racks, condiment trays and more slide along the lower level. It changes the way we work and entertain in the kitchen. Your party guests will be forever impressed!

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