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How to Transform Your Kitchen into the Ultimate Sociable Space


Are you only in your kitchen when you need to cook?

Do you wish your family and friends spent more time in this pivotal space in your home?

If yes, then the below blog is just what you need.

Read on to discover five ways that you can transform your kitchen into the ultimate sociable space – with options to suit all budgets.

Focus on lighting

If you want people to spend more time in your kitchen, then you need to create a warm and welcoming ambience. One of the easiest ways to do this without having a full kitchen refurbishment is by updating the lighting.

Rather than rely on harsh overhead lights to illuminate the space, try adding different layers of lighting to create a more relaxing vibe.

For example, cabinet lights can be used to light up your kitchen cabinets, and dimmer lights can be installed to make the transition from functional to fun.

Create seating areas

If there is nowhere for anyone to sit down in your kitchen, this could be what is stopping them from spending more time in it. Fortunately, this is easily rectified by simply placing a squishy and stylish sofa at one end of the room.

Alternatively, if you do not have the space for this, consider investing in a few more bar stools to go around the island or purchase a bench that doubles up as storage to place underneath the window.

Open up to the garden

A small kitchen can be instantly made to feel bigger by opening it up to your outside space. If you are lucky enough for your kitchen to be positioned by your garden, why not add some glass patio doors?

Not only will this allow an abundance of natural light to flow into the space, but it will also create the perfect area to socialise during the warmer months of the year.

Add entertainment  

While you may not want a TV in your kitchen, there is no denying that this will make a welcome addition for your family and friends. Furthermore, if you don’t want the TV to be on display at all times, you can opt for a built-in unit that conceals it when it’s not in use.

Alternatively, if you love to get down and boogie with your family and friends, you could invest in a jukebox for your kitchen. You can find some great deals online on second-hand jukeboxes which play music and display lights.

What more could you want from a party kitchen?

Add charging points

Although this may not seem like a deal breaker, you will be surprised at just how often your guests ask to charge their phones when they have popped over for a few glasses of wine or an impromptu dinner party.

Make sure that you have sufficient plug sockets in your kitchen, and if you have an island, consider adding a charging point or two to this for ease of use and enhanced convenience.