Kitchens are the heart of the home so why not use this space to host soirees and create a dine-in delight. Entertaining can become a hassle free task with our top tips to create an entertainer’s kitchen you can enjoy with both functionality and style.

  1. Island Dreaming

Kitchen Islands are multifunctional spaces perfect for socialising, preparing food, storage and adding chairs to the island will create an inviting casual dining area. For entertaining a long island is required for gathering and extending the island will allow it to have more functionality and space for more tasks.

  1. Storage Galore

When your kitchen is used for entertaining it becomes a necessity to have enough storage to place your everyday items away as well as keep all serving ware stored neatly. Install a suspended shelf where you can store cookbooks, have easily accessible appliances and this type of open shelving allows guests to help themselves if they need anything.

  1. 2 taps are better than 1

As an entertainer you will want all hands on deck to help prepare meals. Two taps allow for multi tasking with one smaller sink and tap being used for food preparation and the other, a deep sink used for washing.

  1. Mixing Materials

Choose simple, practical and easy to clean surfaces like stone bench tops and splashbacks. Marble is a great alternative if you want to add some dimension into the kitchen. Sticking between two to three colours and having a variety of textures helps to keep the space have clean lines.

  1. Set the Mood

Create the perfect ambience with dimmable lighting. Position these lights around your bench top, stove and sink as these areas are the background when utilising the kitchen island to create an intimate mood. But, dimmable down lights also allow for your workstations to easily be illuminated when needed. Use pendant lighting above your island to add warmth to your key-entertaining zone.

  1. Bring the outdoors In

Part of our Australian lifestyle is about combining the outdoor and indoor living areas. A combined layout of your living areas provides the optimal design for multi-tasking. If you love entertaining, open plan living allows you to entertain while cooking and preparing drinks. Installing a pass window offers an interactive social space making entertaining much easier than in separate rooms and helps to open up the kitchen.

For guidance on choosing the right design that best suits your needs, seek the advice of the professionals in kitchen designs at Harrington Kitchens. We will ask the right questions to figure out your needs prior to giving you advice, to be sure that we design the best kitchen for your family and your lifestyle.

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.

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