Dinner parties and personal book club brunch may be a dream right now, but consider this mandatory break to provide the perfect opportunity to get your kitchen in shape for the post-quarantine debut. Meetings with others are at the top of the to-do list when the rules for social distancing relax. Now is the time to make sure that you and your kitchen are ready to rock.
Togetherness – something everyone longs for – has always been one of them IKEAThe retailer strives to provide homeowners and tenants with the best tools to bring friends and family together within their own four walls. The kitchen is always the center of conviviality. How IKEA can help you turn your kitchen into a party center.
Choose the right appliances for the job
To entertain even a small number of guests or just your family, you need devices that are real workhorses. A wide one Fridge with French doors Allows easy storage of raw food bowls, sheet cakes and additional party snacks. A Double oven You can roast and bake several dishes at different temperatures at the same time, while a Five-burner stove ensures that you have enough space for cooking, roasting and roasting at the same time. (IKEA appliances like dishwashers, ovens, hobs, and refrigerators come with a free warranty – handy if they’re used so often these days.)
Make Clean – up a breeze
There is nothing worse than ending a fun night with a pile of dirty dishes in the sink. A High performance dishwasher is the savior of every entertainer. If space permits, you should install two dishwashers and two sinks, one for preparation and one for cleaning.
If real estate is limited, a wide two-bowl sink This option allows you to store dirty dishes while you still have room to wash vegetables and prepare food. Add one expandable tableware stand for easy drying.
Even if you have a formal dining room, there is a possibility that guests will gather in the kitchen. So include seating for a specific meeting point. Carve out a corner with a dining table or add bar stools to one Kitchen island or counter.
IKEA has dozens of dining tables, chairs and stools so you can combine them to find the perfect combination for your space. Choose a table in a smaller kitchen a drop leaf to make more space when guests are over and opt for backless chairs this can be pushed completely under the counter when not in use.
Remember that National Kitchen and Bath Association guidelines for clearance When planning seating: In an area without a walkway behind a seated diner, you need 32 inches from the edge of the table or counter. If there is a walkway behind a seat, you need 36 to 44 inches.
Designate a party pantry
Entertaining items like big Serve dishes, Bowling and Cake stand can be annoying to store. They take up a lot of space, often cannot be stacked, and are in the way when not in use. The solution? Designate a closet or shelf as a “party pantry”.
Use it for saving Vending machinesIce bucket Paper napkinsand birthday candles. Organize items by category – garden grill, Mother’s Day brunch, Thanksgiving dinner, etc. – and keep smaller grouped items in Boxes. This way, party items don’t clog everyday storage areas, and everything is easy to find at the next event.
Customize with specialty features
There are countless ways to adapt your kitchen design to your entertainment style. If chilled champagne or seafood is always on the menu, consider adding an ice trough to your counter. If you are an enophile who regularly hosts tastings, a wine fridge is a must.
Add in Cupboard with glass front With Wine racks and Interior lighting to present your glassware too. Cocktail connoisseurs will want their own wet bar. Beer lovers: consider installing a tap (it’s easy and absolutely worth it if you want to entertain more than a dozen people at a time). Amateur baristas can include a coffee zone with storage space for cups, beans, and an espresso machine.