Kitchen Must Haves For Home Entertaining

Love to cook and entertain?  From  Christmas Day with all the trimmings to the traditional Australia Day barbie, home entertaining of any kind calls for four kitchen design must  haves.

  • An Island Bench

An island bench is the perfect platform for home entertainers.  Use the island for food prep or for food serving and ensure you can still mingle with your guests throughout the process.  An island is also handy for ensuring additional seating space.

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  • Kitchen Zones

The best designed kitchens ensure the food prep, serving and cleaning processes are seamless. Design your kitchen to have clear preparation, cooking and cleaning zones to minimise clutter and avoid stepping into each other’s way when cooking and cleaning.

Find out more about how zoning your kitchen can improve its workflow here.

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  • Suitable Appliances

For home cooks and entertainers, having the right appliances is a must.  Go for two ovens to ensure you can entertain en-masse, a warming drawer or fridge with a deli drawer are also handy conveniences.  An under-bench wine fridge is useful and appliances that are easy to clean such as pyrolytic ovens will also come in handy.

A second dishwasher perhaps in a butlers pantry is also a great investment for those who like to host large group gatherings.

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  • Storage, Storage, Storage!

Home cooks will all attest to the value of storage.  From dedicated spaces for all those appliances to adequate storage for your plates, serving platters and wine glasses – storage is king for the home entertainer!

Our kitchen design team suggests consulting a professional to ensure your new kitchen maximises as much storage space as possible.  Utilise corner cabinets, under-bench storage and clever motion technologies to enable you to utilise every inch of space and easily access your items when you are mid cook (and those hands are full or dirty!)

Keen to find out how your kitchen can be improved to meet your entertaining lifestyle?  Book a free kitchen design appointment here.


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