West London Kitchens: Design Tips for entertaining

Many of our clients at the present time are opting for open plan kitchen designs which is perfect for entertaining, especially at Christmas. The kitchen is the hub of the house and the perfect place for guests to gather round and mingle. Here are West London Kitchens fabulous tips to make your event a great success.


If your kitchen space is wide enough, we would always recommend an island or a peninsula. Clients are always thrilled to have additional cupboard space and extra counter top is always invaluable especially when entertaining. A perfect place to lay out appetisers for your guests who can enjoy the ambiance and informality of socialising with you whilst you are making preparations to eat.  If space allows, add a breakfast bar with a couple of stools.  Prefect spot for pre-dinner cocktails.


Schuller has an abundance of storage in a wide range of shapes and sizes to cater for all your needs. We can’t get enough of Schuller’s internal drawers. Multi drawers concealed in cupboards and tall larder cabinetry maximise storage leaving a clean slick look.


Dim the lights for atmosphere. We are passionate about lighting and Schuller & Next 125 have a wide selection on offer. Accent lighting sets the tone, from illuminated wall shelves, grip-ledges, spots and plinth lighting we have it covered.  All available in LED’s.


Are currently a popular choice. The good news is they are now available in a wide range of widths and heights so it’s easy to find one that works for you. You can even have them integrated!  Dual temperature controlled means you can now have red and white wine ready at your fingertips.  The ultimate luxury and perfect when entertaining.


Without a doubt, a hot water tap will become your best friend! Imagine having instant 100°C boiling water, hot and cold at the push of a button? Just irresistible for that quick cuppa and ideal if your guests who would like to end the evening with a coffee.

You could splash out and have the filtered cold-water option or the sparkling water option. Now available in a wide range of finishes including polished chrome, stainless steel, black, gold & patinated brass.


The humble warming drawer has more to offer than you might think. Highly versatile, they can be used to help prepare and time meals, to warm crockery, or prove dough. They can also be used to defrost delicate foods or melt chocolate. The perfect addition to your oven/microwave stack.

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