How to Design a More Social Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

May 19, 2016 4:30:00 PM

brakur_social_kitchen.jpgWith so much activity and things happening in the kitchen they have naturally become the place where people tend to congregate and spend time together. Some of the best parties can happen in the kitchen. 

If your kitchen seems to not be as social as you would like there are some things you can do with your kitchen design to make it more social. There is no need for you to be stuck in the kitchen cooking and cleaning while the party takes place somewhere else because there isn’t room or it is not inviting to your guests.

Tips for a More Social Kitchen

  1. Clear the clutter – It is easy for the kitchen to quickly become a dumping ground. From homework to paying bills to the everyday activities the clutter can quickly build up. Take advantage of unique storage options that will help you stay organized and prevent things from collecting on the countertops. 
  1. brakur_eat_in_option.jpgTake advantage of seating options – We recommend at least having an eat-in kitchen seating Whether it is a large island with barstools or a cozy breakfast nook, you want people to have a place sit and feel comfortable having conversations. Combine both your kitchen and dining areas. 





  1. Light up your kitchen – Too often kitchens don’t have enough light. You want it to be bright and inviting. If it is an evening dinner party you might consider putting dimmers on your lights. Have more than one light source.
  1. Open up to the outdoors – Take advantage of the outside views and if possible have your kitchen open up to an outdoor living area. You might even consider an outdoor kitchen as an extension of your kitchen. Guests can freely go between both and it will be sure to make your kitchen the hub of all the activity. 
  1. brakur_flat_screen.jpgAdd a flat screen television - No need to miss that favorite sports game or latest show. Save money and time. Why go to the local bar and fight for a good booth to see what you want to watch. In your own home you have the best seat in the house. 






  1. brakur_beverage_station.jpgAdd your own built in beverage station – Whether it is a separate fridge to keep those drinks cold or your own gourmet coffee station, you will want people to know where to find their beverage refreshment of choice.










The benefit of choosing Brakur Custom Cabinetry for your Chicagoland custom kitchen is we can customize any kitchen space. We can help you with both your outdoor kitchen and indoor kitchen areas. Our experienced kitchen designers with your input and help will not only create a beautiful kitchen that will last but a kitchen that is more social and inviting to those who are in your home. If you would like to talk to a kitchen remodeling expert and come in for a free consultation about your upcoming Chicagoland custom kitchen remodel you can contact us here.

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Topics: Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Lighting, Social Kitchen, Kitchen Seating

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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