Kitchens are one of the most popular rooms to renovate, and one of the most important rooms to update, especially for those of us who enjoy entertaining. The kitchen is the heart of any home and where most of the time is spent during waking hours. A design/build firm like Center Island Contracting knows just how critical it is to have a detailed approach to creating kitchens that are both functional and stylish.
Have you been dreaming of a kitchen renovation for years now? Picture yourself entertaining in your new kitchen this year. Think summer BBQs, holidays, birthdays and even quiet evenings at home with your family. The design experts at Center Island Contracting will ensure your new kitchen is an entertainer’s dream.
The following are ideas for a kitchen remodel will make entertaining a breeze, not to mention increase the value of your home and improve your everyday life.
Open Floor Plan
An open floor plan is not only the best for entertaining, it’s the most preferred layout amongst homeowners in general. There’s no denying having an open concept kitchen maximizes the space and fits everyone nicely without any feeling of being cramped or on top of each other. There can be multiple people moving around the room without any issues, factoring in food, drinks and flatware, when your kitchen has an open floor plan.
A large kitchen island with adequate seating for guests is another great addition to a kitchen remodel built for entertaining. Having an extra seating area will come in handy when everyone is gathered around the action in the kitchen. In addition to islands providing guests a place to stand or sit with drinks, it’s also a bonus space for after school homework, early morning studying or weeknight dinners.
Walk-in pantries are ideal for the chef in the family or the organization enthusiasts. This useful addition to your kitchen will keep everything separate from the main space, freeing up more storage and prep space in the kitchen. Walk-in pantries are multi-purpose and make packing school lunches or prepping for dinner parties easier, since everything you need is in one convenient place.
Leave some room in your budget for a splurge or two. If need be, cut corners in other areas of your remodel in order to afford it. Get that marble you envy in your neighbor’s house, that expensive stove that makes you happy or flooring that can elevate your new kitchen to the next level. You won’t regret the splurge but might regret not splurging!
Every entertainer’s kitchen has useful appliances that make the magic happen. From espresso machines to wine refrigerators and warming drawers, talk to our design experts at Center Island Contracting to find the modern appliances best suited for your kitchen remodel.
Adjacent to Kitchen Nook or Dining Room
To make your new kitchen as open concept as possible, place your kitchen nook or dining room adjacent to the kitchen to make it flow nicely for entertaining. A separate dining area meant for larger parties that connects to the kitchen will make guests feel like they’re in one room instead of two.
Our qualified professional kitchen remodeling team on the north shore of Long Island, in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc., can assist you in creating the kitchen of your dreams. For more information on our Long Island-based kitchen remodeling contractors, email us or call (516) 481-4707.