Custom Kitchen Design Tips to Enhance your Entertaining

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Sep 18, 2015 2:00:00 PM

brakur_entertaining_in_kitchenMany people today use kitchens not only to cook in, but they have become a part of our entertaining space.  If you are a homeowner who loves to entertain then you will want to include certain features in you kitchen layout that will allow you to interact with your guests.  You can still be a part of the action and not miss out on the fun!  

Don’t let the size of your kitchen limit you.  There are other alternatives that can be included such as a butler’s pantry or knocking down a wall for an open layout that will give you more flexibility.  The important thing is to include those features in your custom kitchen design that will make entertaining your guests easier.

Features to Include

  • Point of service refrigeration – You will want some refrigerator drawers and possibly a wine cooler.  It makes it easier for both guests and the host to have access to the food and beverages.
  • Warming drawers - There is nothing worse than getting all the food cooked and it goes cold. This will keep your food warm and perfect for serving.
  • Double ovens-Many food items have to be cooked at different temperatures. This allows you to cook more than one thing at the same time.  It will also save on your sanity. You will wonder how you ever survived without them.
  • Double dishwashers - Some homeowners may think this frivolous, but paper is not always ideal and sure makes the clean up a lot easier.
  • Raised countertops - Having a higher side not only gives guests a place to gather, but also a space to serve from. This works really well if you have room for an island. You may also consider using more than one countertop material in the kitchen.
  • Built in beverage station – Get that gourmet coffee and drinks without going to the café.  You may even consider bringing a little café into your kitchen design.

If you would like to read the complete HGTV article on “Creating a Kitchen for Entertaining” you can click here.

Here at Brakur Custom Cabinetry our kitchen design experts can customize any kitchen to meet your entertaining needs.  Not everyone entertains in the same way. So whether you are a cook or just use your kitchen to entertain we can help find the right layout and enhance your overall entertaining experience.  If you are considering remodeling your Chicagoland kitchen in the near future and would like to schedule an appointment with one of our remodeling experts you can click here.

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Topics: Tips and Advice, Custom Cabinetry, Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Kitchen Entertaining

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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