The kitchen has always been a family focal point. In recent years, it’s become even more a gathering and works space for such tasks cooking, snacking, homework, dining, and entertaining. From the “old days” when it was primarily the spot for meal prep, cooking, and clean-up, today’s kitchens have evolved into stylish, functional, and inviting spaces ready to tackle everything from casual weeknight meals to sophisticated soirees.

Ready to turn your kitchen into an entertainer’s delight? Here are some design ideas to consider.

Install a prep sink for maximum efficiency, especially if there’s more than one cook in the kitchen. Whether set in an island or in a wet bar to serve as ground zero for cocktail hour, a second sink is a convenient addition to any kitchen.

Speaking of sinks, apron sinks continue to be a popular choice. Not only are they pleasing to the eye, but they’re also deeper and larger than standard sinks so you can keep stacks of dirty dishes hidden from view and clean large pasta pots with less effort.

Access running water at the stove with a pot filler. Whether you’re boiling potatoes or pasta, a pot filler enables you to fill up pots large and small without having to carry them from sink to stove. It’s a more convenient and safer solution especially for those with arthritis or mobility issues.

Kitchen faucets have come a long way, with countless finishes and style, plus all the bells and whistles you can imagine. Consider a pull-down touchless model with a water temperature indicator and timed auto shut-off.

If you have the space, add an island or extend your existing one for extra seating plus s more surface space for food prep and serving. If floor space is minimal, consider a peninsula that can still provide the same benefits without filling up the center of the room.

Reconsider traditional appliances. Wall ovens with built-in cameras, family hub refrigerators, and voice-operated microwaves can turn any kitchen into a high-tech, functional, and beautiful space.

Don’t forget the lighting. Install a variety of task and ambient lighting to pull the whole look together. Under-cabinet lighting illuminates work spaces and provides ambience. Pendant lights over an island make a dramatic statement. And dimmer switches give you complete control over level of brightness.

So, have we piqued your interest in a full or partial kitchen remodel? If so, we’re the home remodeling to bring you “soup to nuts” service – from planning, demo, all aspects of construction, and taking pictures of you with the finished product. Contact us today to learn how PC Plumbing, Heating, AC & Remodeling can make your kitchen more entertainment friendly.