Entertaining Kitchens

Entertaining KitchensIt is not surprising that many home-owners plan kitchen remodeling projects around their holiday plans. It is frequently a gathering place and a way to show off their cooking.  Be mindful of the holidays and choose features for an entertaining kitchen.  Consider space planning and cabinetry features that improve how the kitchen functions every day. Keeping your side dishes warm while the turkey roasts justify installing a warming drawer.

What is at the top of your wish list for an entertaining-friendly kitchen?

An open kitchen design is the most popular solution for inclusive hosts. Most kitchens designed with entertaining feature a work island, beverage center and breakfast area,  and is open on three sides to a living or dining room.
Consider the activities that go on when you are entertaining. Two sinks can prevent traffic jams just as having your drink area away from the cooks.

If your kitchen is enclosed, consider opening it up by eliminating walls and allowing the kitchen to flow into the living and dining spaces with an island or peninsula instead of a wall. The new cabinetry will define your cooking station while inviting visitors to gather round. It also doubles as a serving buffet. Don’t skimp here so to allow enough counter depth to handle any sized dishes.
An open will improve your home’s appeal for guests and allow for the hosts to enjoy their guests while cooking. We have chosen a few designs from reputable brands that feature some very entertaining  kitchens.

by Poggenpohl Houston
The kitchen, more than any other living area, embodies people’s own personal standard of living and lifestyle. The requirements placed on upmarket kitchen design are accordingly diverse. Poggenpohl has long distinguished itself in this segment by individual planning schemes on the highest level, perfectly tailored to customers’ wishes.

This year, New, chrome-plated high gloss lacquers are the focus, 14 spectacular metallic shades among which diamond white, champagne gold, night blue and the dazzling petrol green are available both in a contemporary, straightforward front design and as conventional framed fronts.

In the image to the left, Poggenpohl is demonstrating the unique effect of the new high-gloss metallic surfaces among other aspects in an impressive kitchen-planning scheme with fronts in petrol green metallic, combined with matt black lacquer, polished stone and stainless steel.

by Pro Remodel
Carattere is an elegant, meticulous yet sophisticated model: the frame door is the model’s signature, a type of door designed to bring together classical proportions and contemporary, clean-cut shapes. And its international appeal allows Carattere to speak to a public that appreciates elemental silhouettes without wishing to sacrifice refinement, let alone functionality.
Furnishing both limited spaces and large expanses with style.

by Cabinets & Designs
This Edison Heights home provides the opportunity to incorporate an open floor plan with decorative and functional lighting, as well as the latest cooking technology, including multiple appliances to accommodate multiple cooks during meal preparation and clean up.

The open kitchen and living space offers the ability to adjust the ambiance of the space with well-placed lighting for memorable entertaining and socializing with family and friends. Tall cabinetry provides easy access to storage that is well lit for supplies and small appliances. The refrigerator, freezer, steam oven, and warming drawer are integrated into the built-in wall of cabinetry.

A large island with a stainless steel top allows the cook to interact with guests or family members. One side of the island is designed for food preparation activities with illuminated specialty storage options while the other organizes dinnerware, serving pieces, and table linens for maximum visual accessibility. Rounded corner pieces soften the size of the island. This detail is repeated on the wet bar area and the breakfast nook.

Poggenpohl Houston
832.582.2620  |  houston.poggenpohl.com
5002 Westheimer, Suite B
Houston, Texas 77056

Cabinets & Designs, Inc.
713.627.8970  |  cabinetsanddesigns.net
1022 Wirt Road Suite 308
Houston, Texas 77027

PRO Remodel
713.965.0100  |  proremodel.net
5701 Almeda Road
Houston, Texas 77004