Holiday Entertaining In The KitchenThursday, November 10, 2022
The importance of a well-laid-out and highly functional kitchen is key to hosting festive dinner parties and holiday gatherings. Layout and design that is well thought out and includes elements to make meal preparation and entertaining easier can absolutely make the difference between feeling stressed or enjoying yourself with your guests during the holiday season. Take a look at what Hard Rock Stone Works has to say about the perfect kitchen setup.
The best dinner parties start before the guests arrive. They begin with the preparation and a kitchen that’s both highly functional and gorgeous. A good layout, the right lighting, and key appliances all lay the groundwork for smooth party prep as well as set the atmosphere for both casual and elegant parties alike.
What does the dream kitchen entail? It should absolutely have an open layout. Of course, not every kitchen offers the amount of space you would often desire. Hardware can be key as well as the various finishes, stones, and textures. Functionality is also important so as to not JUST have a beautiful room.
When it comes to entertaining, eight to ten people is a good number. It's a large enough group to get a variety of personalities but small enough that everyone can participate in group conversations. Most kitchens are designed around an island which is perfect for this amount of people. Your guests can gather around with a cocktail and a snack while the host(ess) adds the final touches to the food. Your lighting in the room will set the mood so you would turn it up while prepping and dim it down for a cozier dining experience.
Hosting should always be about the memories you create more than anything. Life is short so enjoy your guests. And we know some of you are thinking of going the catering route which always takes a big load off of having your dinner event. If cooking is not your thing or time does not allow the home-cooked meal, hire it out and invite your group. Enjoy the holidays and make some memories.
If you are considering a new kitchen layout, contact the stone countertop experts at Hard Rock Stone Works, We’d love to help you with your dream kitchen! Contact us today at (586) 229-1198. You can also reach out to us on our contact form.
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