Christmas is well and truly on its way and we are looking forward to getting together with family and friends, entertaining in the kitchen. There are many versatile and functional kitchen elements that will make it easier for you to dine, entertain and celebrate while maximising the use of space. Here are some design elements to consider when renovating your kitchen to make sure that it’s ready for entertaining at Christmas and any other time of the year.
- Outdoor Kitchen
You can open up your kitchen to the outdoors in a few different ways. You could add an outdoor bar with a barbeque so you can still entertain guests while preparing your Christmas feast or add sliding glass doors and bi-folding windows so you can enjoy the outside views and your outdoor dining area from inside.
- Social Sink
Cleaning up after a Christmas 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. Also consider placing your sink in a position where you can still socialise with your guests while you are doing the dishes, such as the kitchen island.
- Open-Plan Layout
Kitchen functionality and aesthetics are continuing to embrace spacious family living with open-planned layouts and seamless transitions from cooking, entertaining and relaxing – ideal for Christmas time and family gatherings. Open kitchen layouts provide a versatile space for ease of entertaining and preparation of Christmas food.
- Dine-in Kitchen
Whether it’s a central kitchen island to create a socialising area for pre-dinner Christmas nibbles or incorporating a small dining table within the kitchen, a dine-in kitchen is a great use of space to keep everyone together and help celebrate.
- Butler’s Pantry
With a place for every kitchen item, a walk-in pantry or a butler’s pantry make it easy to find what you are looking for and prepare your Christmas feast faster. You can hide all of your mess away and keep your main kitchen spotless while you enjoy your Christmas party.
Once you have considered these kitchen elements, all you need to do is organise your Christmas decorations and you will be well on your way to celebrating the silly season in style.
If you are ready to renovate your kitchen or are interested in any of these kitchen design elements, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Harrington Kitchens to discuss your plans. Our expert designers will listen to your needs and personal style and incorporate this into the perfect kitchen design for you and your family.
Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:
- French Provincial Kitchens
- Hampton Style Kitchens
- Modern Kitchens
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- Timber Kitchens
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- Modern Farmhouse Kitchens
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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.
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