Our tips for creating a social kitchen

Warm hosts, chill drinks: our tips for creating a social kitchen

If you’re looking to turn your kitchen into a hub of warmth, connection, and good times then you’ve come to the right place. I’m here to share some expert advice on designing your kitchen to become a social haven. So, grab a chilled vino and let’s dive in.


  1. Layout matters


One of the first things to consider is the layout. An open floor plan that flows seamlessly from kitchen to dining or living space is the golden ticket. This allows for easy movement and conversation while you whip up your culinary creations.


  1. Island or breakfast bar


A central gathering point. It provides extra worktop space for cooking or homework, it’s a place to serve dinner and seating for guests to chat with the chef (…or to dance on at midnight). Comfy stools are essential.


  1. Lighting


Dimmer switches are your best friends, they let you control the brightness to suit different occasions, from romantic dinners to lively gatherings. Our top tip: never use the main lights.


  1. Ultimate appliances


Pick good quality appliances that make cooking a pleasure, and ones that are known to have longevity. Our recommendations are a Quooker tap (so you don’t have to wait for the kettle to boil), a Bora induction hob (so there’s no need for a large extractor fan) and (of course) a Kaelo…


  1. Warm hosts, chill drinks


Bring paradise to your island by including a Kaelo. It means enjoying every sip, of every bottle, will be at the perfect temperature. From water in a carafe to your favourite wine, with Kaelo you’ll always have a chilled drink to hand – and you won’t have to move from your seat to top up your guests’ glasses. There’s no stopping the conversation around yours.


The kitchen is where the magic happens. Yes, the functional points and aesthetics are important, but really, it’s about sharing the space with your favourite people. Open a bottle, take a seat, and savour every moment ?


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