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Holiday Gatherings: Kitchens

November 19, 2021

Holiday Gatherings: Kitchens

For many homeowners, an open-concept floorplan is essential to the perfect home for entertaining family and friends. After all, everyone knows that the kitchen is where the real party is at! With that in mind and the holidays almost upon us, here are the top kitchen trends that make a home perfect for gatherings of all sizes. 

Dual island layout

Ensure there’s enough space for everyone and everything with a double island layout. Unlike traditional counter space that can often be narrow or obstructed by overhead cabinets, a dual island allows for 360-degree access making it perfect for holiday buffet lines or Christmas cookie assembly lines!

Semi-formal and informal dining

Double the seating and increase the flexibility of your space by choosing a floorplan that allows for both a dining room table and breakfast bar seating. Bar seating allows for quick food service — great for busy mornings with kids — while the full dining room table allows for separation between food preparation and eating areas, perfect for holidays. Combine these spaces with an open concept that flows through to the living room for a space that is truly made for memories. 

Under-cabinet lighting

One way to immediately impact the look and functionality of your kitchen is to add under-cabinet lighting. This soft lighting can be used to create a cozy ambiance during holiday parties or allow for better visibility during meal preparation while remaining streamlined and out of sight while not in use. 

Complementary colored island

Instead of going the traditional route and matching your kitchen island to your cabinets, why not take the look to another level with a pop of color? While white cabinets continue to be a white-hot trend, many homeowners are inspired to pull colors from decor or other areas of the home to create a kitchen island look that stands out while still fitting in with the rest of the home’s interior design style. 

High volume storage

Be prepared for holiday gatherings of any size with a walk-in pantry and plenty of cabinet storage space. Keep serving dishes, roasters, or additional supplies on hand and within reach with a walk-in pantry located in the heart of your kitchen and cabinets running the length of the walls. 

Find your home for the holiday by checking out the available options from Goodall Homes. We make home building fun and easy with single-family homes, townhomes, courtyard cottages, villas, and condominiums available throughout Middle Tennesee, Huntsville, Alabama, and Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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