Is it the granite countertops? Or maybe the industrial light fixture hanging from exposed beams? What makes a kitchen the perfect place to spend your time? We surveyed one hundred people on what they believe makes a perfect kitchen, and here are the results.
Most people surveyed agreed that having a well-decorated space that is on trend and on the minimal-modern side makes for a more enjoyable kitchen. The days of country-esque décor are gone and people now want clean crisp lines. It was also clear from the survey that people prefer gas burning stoves over electric based on cooking quality and appearance.
What was the number one thing 100% of people surveyed agreed makes a perfect kitchen? It’s the people you spend time in it with. The kitchen is the meeting place for everyone who comes to your home; some stay for a while and others grab a drink and keep moving. What matters is it’s always there when you need it to cook an amazing meal, help your kids with their homework, or celebrate birthdays. The perfect kitchen is made up of the people who frequent it.
You may have noticed that cafes and coffee shops are coming out with a variety of coffee blends and strengths. If you’re someone who sticks to what they like, these new varieties of joe can seem a little confusing and unnecessary. Allow us to explain the difference between your local coffee shops new brews.
There you have it, folks! Those are the main differences between the new coffee blends your local coffee shop is offering.
So, it’s your turn to have your group of friends over for a dinner party- let the stressing begin! Not really though; hosting a dinner party can be simple if you have the right tools to make it so. It’s not just about creating a delicious meal; you want your guests to feel at home in your home. Here are the 3 must-have items to make your dinner party amazing:
There’s nothing worse than cramming 10 people around a 4-seater table. If your kitchen has space, upgrade to a table that comes with an extendableleaf, so you can increase the size of the table when you need to. Building a bench also provides more seating than individual chairs do. Create mingling stations around the kitchen so some people can comfortably stand while other sit. A great example would be to have a sampling station or finger foods on the counter for people to try, and then have a drinks station set up in another area. Before dinner, having mingling stations is a great way to break the ice.
To create an inviting, warm, and happy atmosphere you need to invest in proper lighting. No more fluorescent panel ceiling lights. And, consider getting a record player (or at least a music streaming service) to create some background noise. You could even light some pre-dinner candles, or better yet, boil a pot of cinnamon and vanilla extract and let the aromas flood the house. Your guests want to feel at home in your home, so think about all the ways you can make them feel that way. If it means choosing a theme for the night that everyone will love, then get your decorating on! Or maybe you create a menu full of home-cooked classics that will make everyone’s bellies and hearts warm.
How do you create an awesome meal without the right tools? This isn’t the time or place to serve microwaveable meals! Do your research ahead of time to make sure you have the best tools for the meals you want to serve. That may mean investing in a food processor, replacing the tongs you broke last week, or upgrading your pots and pans. This also applies to cleaning products because no one wants to spend 5 hours cleaning a post-party kitchen. Your kitchen deserves to have the best of the best so that when you host a party, your guests feel like the best of the best.
If you cross off these 3 must-haves, you are guaranteed to have an amazing dinner party. Focus on creating a space that makes your guests feel welcomed and comfortable. Create an atmosphere that intrigues all the senses and sets the mood for a fun night. And, be prepared with functional and practical tools so that you can create the best meal of your life. Hosting a dinner party can be a lot of fun, just follow these 3 tips to make it great.
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