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            How To Plan A Kitchen For Hosting

            From dinner parties and children’s birthdays, to festive celebrations and evening drinks, entertaining friends and family is what makes a home come alive, so it is important to know how to plan a kitchen for hosting to get it just right. Whether the gathering is large or small, these ideas will help you plan  functional features within a space, so your social occasions run without hiccup.

             

            • 1. Go for a dual look

              Wave goodbye to stressful dinner prep with a double oven, which makes cooking for big family events simple.
            • 2. Make it minimal

              Cooking via induction is fast and efficient, while also offering a modern, party-ready aesthetic that will be the star of your interior.
            • 3. Create a clean space

              Ease the senses with a flush-fitting extractor that disperses cooking odours to add to a clean and fresh space – great for post-dinner socialising.
            • 4. Warm and welcoming

              Be the host with the most by keeping dinner plates and meals heated in a warming drawer, ready for serving.
            • 5. Work in a wine fridge

              Make sure you have tipples on hand for guests by including a wine fridge, which creates a boutique-like bar area.
            • 6. Opt for an island

              Mix and mingle with guests over an island. Forming a central point to socialise will ground a room and make hosting a breeze. 
            • 7. Break it up

              Save on space with a breakfast bar that acts as a practical pocket for after-school play-dates, or coffee catch-ups with friends.
            • 8. Pick practical surfaces

              Entertaining guests can sometimes get messy, so a hardwearing surface will prolong the life of a cooking space and protect against any mishaps.
            • 9. Create a dedicated bar area

              Hosting can be a busy affair, so create an easy-to-navigate zone with plenty of storage that keeps drinks organised.
            • 10. Illuminate a look

              Ensure your home is ready for hosting at any time of the day by adding plinth lights to create a welcoming environment after dark.

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