Now we are living in post-lockdown life and we are now finally allowed to host dinner parties and gatherings, yay! However, you may feel that you are not making the most of your kitchen and dining area and this may prevent you from wanting to host parties. If you feel this way, not to worry as this article is full of hints and tricks of how to make the most of your kitchen and ways to make your dining area more guest friendly.
Look at your available space
If you are wondering how to make the most of your kitchen and dining area, the first step is to look at your available space, meaning if there are areas of your kitchen-diner that are not being used to its full potential, then consider re-arranging your layout and how to make the most of your space. A popular way of being clever with kitchen space, is to add a built-in breakfast bar to the layout of your kitchen. The reason why this is a clever idea, is because breakfast bars are compact and are often attached to pre-existing kitchen units, meaning there is no need to add a kitchen table to your space, which therefore allows room for other pieces of furniture.
Add appropriate furniture
Once you have reconsidered how you can make the most of your space, you can then plan for which types of furniture that you would like to add to your kitchen-diner area. If you wish to spend lots of leisure time in your kitchen, then a sofa will be a great investment as it will almost create another living area. If you are looking for a sofa which is of great quality and that will last for many years, then it is a good idea to consider Chesterfield furniture as their timeless classics have proven to be a hit with many consumers.
Tables and chairs are also important pieces of furniture to add to a kitchen-diner, the size and style of table and chairs will vary from household to household and some people do not even incorporate table and chairs into their kitchen diner. As long as you and your loved ones have somewhere to sit and eat your food, then all is OK.
Create easy access from the kitchen to the garden
A design feature that frequently occurs within the design of new build houses, is that the kitchen has doors which lead to the garden, this is because more and more homeowners like to be in and out of their kitchen to their garden. This is ideal because if you are hosting a garden party or a BBQ it makes it very easy to cook and serve food outdoors. If you are serious about improving your kitchen space and reaching its full potential, then doors which lead to the garden is a must! Especially during summer months.
Use neutral colour pallets to keep your room looking fresh
If you want the design and look of your kitchen to look modern for years, then it is a good idea to stick to a neutral colour pallet, as neutral tones do not go out of fashion. A colour which has been used frequently within interior design in recent years, is grey. It is uncertain for how long the use of greys will be in fashion within interior design, but if you want a kitchen to look modern for now, then it is a good idea to consider incorporating some shades of grey into your kitchen-diner. Another colour which has recently become popular is navy. It is possible that navy will be seen in lots of kitchen-diners for a while, so you can be ahead of the crowd by being one of the first people to incorporate navy into your colour scheme. Even though navy is not a neutral colour, it is still a colour which complements other colours.
Make your kitchen and dining area guest friendly
If you are someone who likes to host gatherings and dinner parties, then this is a great opportunity to ensure your kitchen-diner is party ready. Do I have enough seating? Is there enough space for party games? Would an indoor bar benefit the room? These are questions which may come into your head when thinking about how you can make your kitchen-diner a more sociable space. Luckily, there are many ways in which you can make your room more sociable and sometimes it only requires incorporating extra seating into a room.