Sleek and contemporary kitchens are fit for entertaining friends. If you are the type of homeowner who loves to invite friends over to your place for casual chats while you’re cooking, then build a kitchen where you can let them feel comfortable.
Modern kitchens are designed and created with a mix of casual and sophisticated elegance yet very functional. Centre island with raised eating bar is a common fixture in most kitchens with upscale casual design and style. Apart from giving your guests the opportunity to watch you whilst you create your latest culinary masterpiece, it can also double up as a dining space. You can opt to build a kitchen and dining room combo if you love to share the delights of cooking and dining in a well-thought out kitchen space as elegant and efficient as it is functional.
Choose granite countertop and stainless steel appliances combined with eye-catching touches of colours like azure stemware or candles to have a bit of a formal feel even when dining in the kitchen. Install a gas cook top near the centre island, so you can cook for large groups in a snap. What better way to make your guests feel special even without you saying “welcome to our home” than allow them to witness how you put effort in preparing a nice meal for them.
Another way to dazzle your guests is to have a well set dinner table when you invite them over for dinner. Flaunt your exquisite taste and let your personality shine through your table setting style using your carefully chosen china, flatware, glass and stem ware. You can opt for an understated place setting; create a soft, romantic ambiance or contemporary minimalist. Some modern homes and compact condo units and loft apartments adopt a funky, retro-chic look.