The Perfect Kitchen For Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so we consulted with local Kansas City Interior Designer Karen Mills to ask the question, “What makes the perfect kitchen for cooking Thanksgiving dinner?” She not only shared her thoughts, but also some photos of a project she completed. Let’s take a look!
What makes the perfect kitchen for cooking Thanksgiving dinner?
The perfect kitchen for cooking Thanksgiving dinner would have an island where you can roll out baked goods, prep food, and give attendees a taste of what you’re making, while they relax on a counter stool. Task lighting also helps you see what you’re making.
By placing the kitchen island with a thick mitered top in front of the stove/hood area, the focal point, you place more emphasis on it. Accent lighting above and inside the glass front cabinets add even more importance along with creating an inviting ambiance.
Pegged drawers under the stove top hold pots and pans for easy access, while nearby pegged drawers hold plates and dishes for serving. And a trash/recycle bin provides a place to keep trash hidden while making dinner.
The wall of cabinetry at the back hide a coffee bar area for serving guests, along with a place to hide tabletop appliances used for Thanksgiving prep.
Opposite the stove/hood area is a baking station with ovens for baking the turkey or making bread. And the bar area just to the right provides the perfect spot for serving drinks including a wine/beverage cooler, a bar sink you can fill with ice to keep beverages within easy reach, and glass storage overhead.