Designing Your Chicagoland Custom Kitchen Remodel for Entertaining

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Aug 19, 2015 4:30:00 PM

brakur_kitchens_for_entertainingThe kitchens in our homes today are no longer tucked away and just a place to prepare food. Many of today’s kitchens have become an extension of our living area and are used for everything from paying bills to entertaining our guests. We have seen a lot of changes in kitchen design that make it easier to entertain in the kitchen. There are a variety of specialty features and layouts that will allow you to interact with your guests more freely.  It is not unusual for people to congregate in the kitchen no matter the size of your house.

Kitchen Design Ideas

  • When possible choose an open layout that extends into the living room and other areas of the home.
  • Include a pantry whether it is a walk-in pantry off the kitchen or a pantry cabinet.
  • Include specialty refrigeration such as refrigerated drawers and an under counter beverage refrigerator.

  • Use warming drawers to keep things warm and maintain the quality of the food you will be serving
  • Include a second dishwasher.
  • Include an island with extra seating or a raised peninsula
  • Incorporate a flat screen television. This works great so you don’t have to miss the game when you go to get more snacks or food.
  • Have a work zone or area for catering staff such as a butler’s pantry
  • Include built in beverage station or bar.
  • Add a seating nook.
  • Include large windows or doors that open to an outdoor kitchen area.
  • Incorporate double ovens or a convection oven so you can bake more things at the same time.

If you are a homeowner who loves to entertain our designers can help you get the perfect kitchen with the space you have.  At Brakur Custom Cabinetry we can customize any space to fit your entertaining needs.  If you are considering a Chicagoland custom kitchen remodel or are building a new home and would like to talk with one of kitchen designers you can contact us here.

Click below to download a free kitchen remodel survival kit.

Kitchen Remodel Survival Kit


Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design Ideas, Kitchens for 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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