The foundation of an entertainment kitchen is having it be an eat-in, a place where friends and family can sit down with a plate or cup of coffee. If you have the space, an island is a great way to accomplish this. When you’re cooking, it can work as extra counter top space, and when it’s time to eat, bar stools can turn it into a nontraditional table. If you have a breakfast nook, add a regular-size table for a less formal dining option. If your space is too small for either, a small bistro table can have the same effect.
Reserve counter top space for the important things.
Even though it might be tempting, fight the urge to display all of your purchases; save some counter top space for cooking. You can keep everyday small appliances, like a toaster or coffeemaker, out for convenience, but if space is tight, it might be time to stow cutting boards and mixers. Instead, think about alternative storage. When it comes to your spice rack, opt for cabinet and drawer organizers or a wall rack. And though they might be pretty, dishes and knives are best stored.
Add some color in unexpected ways.
Kitchen materials are often neutral colors, but there’s no need to have a blah room. Instead of going with the traditional beige or white counter top bring in a fun, entertaining vibe by opting for a green or blue counter top; even a wood counter top would add some warmth and color to an all-white room. When you’re picking your back splash, think along the same lines. Tile comes in many vibrant colors, so it’s the perfect way to add a splash of red or yellow without overpowering the rest of the room. Even inexpensive items such as bright dish towels, toasters and tea kettles can help bring a stronger entertaining vibe to your space.
Resource: Home Automation