What Every Sociable Kitchen Needs

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The kitchen is not just a place to cook and prepare food anymore. The likelihood is that many people use their kitchen as the hub of the home. It’s where families gather at the end of the day. You may have an area to relax in or dine. It’s fast become a more versatile space. Which is why more people use their kitchen as a place to socialise than any other room in the home. So if this sounds like then you then here is a quick guide to what every sociable kitchen needs. 

Somewhere for the drinks to cool

Many social gatherings start and end with alcoholic beverages. Especially if you are having a party or there is also food involved. So a sociable kitchen needs to be well equipped for keeping those drinks cool. Of course, a well stocked fridge with a big space will always work; you could consider stepping things up a little. If wine is your thing, then why not consider a Haier 12 bottle wine fridge? Not only is it a great area to store wine and keep things cool, but it could add a real design feature to your kitchen.

A smoothie maker

Some social gathering might not involve alcohol. Perhaps your children are having a party, or it’s a daytime treat with some friends. Then investing in a smoothie maker could make for a lovely afternoon treat or drink for children. A smoothie maker will whip up gorgeous drinks in seconds. Often these drinks tend to be healthy and packed full of fresh fruit. Most are easy to store and clean making it a kitchen gadget you could use again and again. 

The ultimate cocktail shaker

While not every social gathering revolves around alcohol. Many summer parties can include the odd cocktail here and there. Which is why every sociable kitchen should have a decent cocktail shaker in the cupboard. Pulling it out for just when the occasion arises. You could be getting the tequila sunrises whipped up before the sun has set on your day.

A great sociable space

A decent sociable kitchen really needs the space. Otherwise, people won’t be able to gather and converse with one another. Many people design their kitchens around this factor. Making sure they have some form of drinking space and seating area. Not only does this make your kitchen a great space for entertaining but make it s more usable room for everyday living. You could also consider adding an island to your kitchen design. Many people use these by adding bar stools to the side. It’s a great way to utilise a smaller space while still getting that seating and sociable atmosphere. 

Personal touches

Finally, the last thing anyone wants is for the kitchen to feel too clinical. A sociable kitchen should be full of personal touches and warmth. Creating the right atmosphere. Things like photographs on canvas, or frames. Even considering showcasing children’s art work or adding your own design features. It can all add to the sense of the room. 

I hope this has inspired you to make your kitchen a more sociable room. 

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