How Could Your Kitchen Make Entertaining Easier?

The holiday season is when kitchens shine. It’s also when the minor frustrations you experience throughout the year can get especially aggravating. When it comes to kitchen use, entertaining is a whole new ballgame – which makes this the perfect time to identify where your kitchen lacks.

Whether you’re entertaining, bringing a dish to share, baking cookies, or trying a new recipe, pay attention to how your kitchen does and doesn’t meet your needs this holiday season. Do you need more counter space? More storage? A different layout? Better lighting? We’re sharing a few ideas to make your kitchen more holiday-friendly below.


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Issue: Not Enough Seating or Entertaining Space

The kitchen is a natural gathering place for guests, which can create problems when you’re trying to get dinner on the table. Consider adding a window seat or other built in seating area that’s in or near the kitchen, but out of the way.

Issue: Dishes are Difficult to Find

Swap out your closed cabinets for open shelving or glass-front cabinets. If your guests want to help cook, serve, or clean, they’ll be able to find things more easily.

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Issue: Poorly-Located Garbage and Recycling Bins

If guests have to get under the sink to throw away every napkin or peel, the kitchen could get chaotic. Add built-in garbage and recycling bins far away from food preparation areas for a more streamlined kitchen.

Issue: Too-Bright Lights

Lighting can make or break a holiday gathering. If the lights in your kitchen are too bright, add dimmers so you can match the mood of the party.

Issue: Everything is in One Place

Make commonly-accessed items more accessible by setting up stations throughout the kitchen and nearby spaces. These could include: a bar, a coffee station, a dessert table, an appetizer spread, or a serving area.


Do you need more space or a better layout for entertaining? Contact The Chuba Company today! With nearly 50 years helping Twin Cities homeowners remodel their kitchens and living areas, we can help you get the entertaining space of your dreams.


The Chuba Company is proud to be your partner in home renovation and construction. From windows and roofing, to additions and green construction, to bathroom and kitchen remodels, and more, The Chuba Company is ready to help with any home project. We’ve been proudly serving Elk River, Zimmerman, Ramsey, Monticello, Albertville, Rogers, Champlin and surrounding areas for 48 years. Contact us to talk about your remodel ideas or to receive an estimate!

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