Creating a Social Kitchen for the Holidays

With the holiday season upon us,  families start prepping their homes for holiday parties and events, once again. Garland is hung, tables are set and the fine dinnerware comes out to create a welcoming space for people to gather. Unfortunately, decorations can only do so much. Many homeowners have to work around the closed off and boxy house layouts that were popular in past design trends.

In recent years, common areas of the home have gone from secluded spaces to the front and center. That’s because families are getting larger, people are more social and entertaining is easier than ever.  If your kitchen, or any part of your home feels closed off, Myrtle Beach Cabinets can help.

Our team specializes in making kitchen cabinetry and islands that are perfect for a more social atmosphere. Wondering what the key elements are?

Open Floor Plan

Merge the kitchen with the rest of your home by establishing an open layout. It creates easier traffic flow and allows the cook to become part of the group. There are countless ways to achieve this, even in a home built without openness in mind. Solutions range from creating an entirely new floor plan by removing or rearranging existing cabinetry to simply widening doorways. It all depends on the home.

Kitchen Island

Getting family and visitors in the kitchen is one thing, making it a comfortable place to stay is another. That’s why kitchen islands are so coveted. They create a focal point in the room where people can gather and stay out of the way. Make an island more inviting, by adding a beverage station for guests to serve themselves and seating to get comfortable. Kitchen islands quickly become a multipurpose area, allowing visitors to help prepare food or kids to settle in and entertain themselves while still being part of the family.

High-quality Items

The amount of foot traffic in a social kitchen requires it to be made with quality materials. When choosing products, look for durability. That includes your cabinetry, appliances, countertops and flooring. These are some of the biggest expenditures in a kitchen remodel but choosing correctly means the long-term use of a beautiful space, which is especially important for rental properties.

Do you want to create an inviting living space for the holiday season next year? Take a look at our gallery to get inspiration and contact us today to learn more about our services.