Entertaining Kitchen Tips From HGTV Dream Home 2016

Get tips from HGTV Dream Home 2016 for designing a kitchen for entertaining with an open flow and speciality features.

Easy Entertaining

When designing a kitchen as an effective entertaining space, it’s all about the thoughtful details that are integrated in the space to make serving food and beverage easy.

Cushy Seating

The island is an ideal option for guests who want to sit and chat with the host or get involved with the food prep. Add stylsih upholstered bar stools to elevate the overall design. 

Gourmet Appliances

Unless you plan to cook gourmet meals for guests, you might not need over-the-top professional grade equipment. Sleek stainless steel appliances are the way to go, as they are partical and stylish. 

Specialty Features

A sleek Trinsic® Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet Featuring Touch₂O® Technology courtesy of Delta Faucet turns on with a tap. This might seem like a small upgrade, but it's a huge help when you're running around with dirty hands from prepping party nibbles.

Plenty of Prep Space

Ample counter space for preparing meals and displaying kitchen essentials is a must-have. The clean, cool colors in this kitchen make it a welcoming, calming space for those who enjoy cooking. 

Great Flow

Opening on to the living room, the spacious floor plan allows for many guests to gather at the kitchen island or on the couches.