As the kitchen is the centre of the home in many households and a natural gathering place, kitchens designed for entertaining with a multi-functional space are becoming more and more popular. A well-designed kitchen will make it easier for you to dine and entertain family and friends while maximizing the use of space. Here are some essential design elements for the ultimate entertaining kitchen.

  1. Open Kitchen Floor Plan
    Open kitchen layouts provide a versatile space for ease of entertaining and preparation. This may require you to knock down a dividing wall between your living room and kitchen area.
  1. Open Shelving
    Grab-and-go shelving not only looks great, it allows you to entertain with ease and gives you the opportunity to put your best dishware on show.
  1. Two Sinks
    Cleaning up after your dinner party is the hardest part but can be made easier with a tandem sink. One can be placed hidden at the back of your kitchen for dirty plates and glasses while another can be placed in the kitchen island for general rinsing.
  1. Centre Kitchen Island
    A kitchen island in the centre of your room can act as a multi-functional element for food preparation, dining and storage of serving plates and cookware. It can also be used to serve your appetisers and family-style meals where guests can serve themselves to nibbles while you prepare the main course.
  1. Versatile Seating
    Invest in some lightweight bar stools to surround your kitchen island to create a central socalising area for pre-dinner snacking or a cocktail bar.
  1. Drinks Bar with Mini Wine Cellar
    Wine lovers may enjoy a small temperature controlled wine cellar cabinet to install under the bench top or in the kitchen island to easily access drinks.

Use these design tips during your next kitchen renovation for a kitchen you will love and enjoy entertaining in. Our designers here at Harrington Kitchens consider your needs and lifestyle while designing your dream kitchen to ensure that all bases are covered and to make sure you get the most out of your kitchen.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

See more great kitchen ideas in our Online Gallery.