Party-Ready Kitchen Design Details (For Anyone Who Loves to Entertain)

updated May 3, 2019
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They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but it’s also the throbbing, thumping center of every party. Whether or not you meant it to happen, your guests will gravitate to the kitchen every. single. time. So what’s a host to do? Make sure their kitchen is fitted with details that make it easy to entertain right inside the cookhouse.

We’ve collected a dozen ideas for your renovation inspiration that will surely make your place the only place to hang.

(Image credit: Hannah Blackmore)

An indoor-outdoor kitchen, from Three Birds Renovations and Adore magazine, made possible by a really big gas-strut window.

(Image credit: Anne Hepfer)

The warming drawer in this Anne Hepfer kitchen can keep food hot while guests arrive, or warm plates for a fancy dinner party.

(Image credit: Heather Bullard)

A dish pantry, like this one in Heather Bullard‘s kitchen, is just the thing you never knew you needed to sort and store all your servingware.

(Image credit: Von Fitz Design)

A kitchen island is the perfect spot for a small beverage fridge, like this one from Von Fitz Design

(Image credit: Lenova)

This entertainment sink from Lenova can be used as a prep area, drink trough, garnish station, glass drying rack or a place to put cold hors d’oeuvres on ice.

(Image credit: Lesley Unruh)

Open shelves are a great place to store all your glassware so guests can grab-and-go, like here in this townhouse featured on One Kings Lane.

(Image credit: Jack Bilt Homes)

A bar sink is key to any wet bar, I love how this one from Jack Bilt Homes comes out of the side wall.

(Image credit: The Hunted Interior)

The finishing touch on any party kitchen is a spot to highlight the night’s menu, like this chalkboard wall in the home of The Hunted Interior.