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Tips to Design a Kitchen for Entertaining

July 5, 2024
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Make your kitchen a point of hospitality with these design tips.

Are you designing a new house? A custom home builder can help you make it easy. At Ameri-Star Homes in Glen Burnie, Maryland, we offer dozens of exceptional customizable floor plans and a professional team that can make your design a reality. The kitchen is one of the most important parts of the home, and here, you’ll find helpful tips to design a kitchen for entertaining.

Start with Functionality

It won’t be every day that you entertain, so the kitchen must start with a solid base for everyday use. Whether you are cooking for yourself or your extended family, the kitchen design must be functional, with plenty of storage, sufficient counter space, and major appliances at strategic spots that make them easy to reach. 

Consider an Eat-In Kitchen

If you design a kitchen for entertaining, you will also want to consider adding a place for people to sit. If the kitchen is the heart of the home, it only makes sense to include a spot for guests to sit down and have something to eat or drink in the same room. You could add this seating with the help of a kitchen island, a small dining set, or both.

Consider an Open-Concept Kitchen

Some homeowners prefer closed kitchens to contain messes and cooking odors. Others like the open-concept kitchen, which allows living, cooking, and dining to meld into one space. With this layout, you have more room to incorporate a large kitchen island where people can gather. With the help of the connected living or dining room, you have room for even more guests.

Add Your Favorite Foods and Drinks

Kitchens are ultimately there to help people eat and drink, two things necessary for life. You don’t have to be in survival mode, though. Make your kitchen a place for you and your guests to feast with the help of your favorite foods and drinks. For example, install an under-counter wine cooler, have a coffee and tea station, or set up a place to house your favorite snacks. 

Make It Easy to Clean

If you entertain a lot, you might have a lot of cleaning to do afterward. Make your kitchen countertops, cabinets, and flooring easy to clean by choosing the right materials. At Ameri-Star Homes, you can visit our Design Center to make some easy choices. 

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