The Season of Giving & Gathering: Kitchen Design for the Holidays

When you’re hosting Christmas at home, your kitchen is often the central gathering place for family and friends. If welcoming guests during the holiday season and throughout the year is important to your lifestyle you’ll appreciate a thoughtfully designed kitchen with all the details that make cooking and entertaining a joy. 

Kitchens ideal for hosting start with smart space planning that considers where major appliances are placed, ease of navigation, ample counter and storage space, and how the kitchen is oriented to the rest of the home. Holiday chefs also appreciate details like generous walk-in pantries, extra storage for seasonal dinner and glassware, and home bars and wine refrigerators. Here are some examples of kitchens dressed up for the season: 

Festive Traditional
Designed to echo the traditional homes the homeowner grew up with in the South, this warm and welcoming kitchen with white cabinetry, a bold hood, and ample counter space evokes memories of cozy holidays. A beautiful view of a backyard and pool surrounded by palm trees connects Southern charm to San Diego’s natural beauty. 

Merry Modern
An extra long island beckons guests for cocktails and festive bites in this contemporary kitchen with modern details, designed for a couple who love to cook and entertain. Rich dark cabinetry paired with soft artistic lighting creates an inviting glow. A chic bar and a large wine refrigerator makes it easy to mix sparkling drinks and pull out a special vintage for holiday guests.

Contemporary Cheer
For this contemporary retreat, one of the first decisions the homeowners made was a kitchen and dining space ideal for cooking and entertaining with large groups of friends and family. The custom crafted hood makes a statement with its scale while enhancing its surroundings with subtle, soft styling. Floating cabinetry provides additional storage for homeowners who love to host festive soirees and stay organized.

With the guidance of experienced designers and architects, your kitchen can make any occasion feel more special and make the yuletide season a little brighter. Happy holidays!