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Cosy kitchens perfect for entertaining

Everyone knows that winter is the indoor party season and this week we take you through some of the cosiest kitchens perfect for winter entertaining.

Winter is the indoor party season and whilst everyone knows that the conventional area for warm winter gatherings is usually the living room or dining room, the kitchen is where guests eagerly assemble throughout the night - as it is truly the heart of the home. Whether you are looking to host the perfect dinner party or simply gather your friends for some fine wine, we present our top tips, latest trends and kitchen set ups to ensure your guests feel welcomed, and showcase the properties perfect for winter entertaining.

Prominent central feature

What better way to make your guests feel at ease than a central spot where conversation is adored, food is relished and drinks are enjoyed? This perfect spot can be located in your very kitchen on an Island, dining table or breakfast bar, which can be filled with delicious nibbles and delightful drinks. Having one spot where guests can come back to for all their entertainment needs ensures an accommodating, cosy and intimate set up for any gathering.

The perfect example of this type of cosy kitchen is Castlenau Barnes which showcases a variety of prominent central features, including the breakfast bar and kitchen Island. Topped off with elegant marble surfaces, it is arguably one of the best designed properties to come to the market in Barnes and therefore makes a great place for winter entertaining.

Contact Winkworth Barnes for more information on 020 8255 0088.

Warm Touches

Some kitchens can feel a little cold throughout the winter months: hard counter surfaces and white walls don't do much for making a kitchen feel cosy. Introducing a little summertime wanderlust through simple accessories can make all the difference. From candles with character, warm fluffy rugs, and extra lighting to cultured statues from warmer climates, it all comes together to create that cosy warm feel for entertaining guests.

A great example of this can be seen in this London property at Ferry Road Barnes, which incorporates an oversized rug, cultured ornaments and extra lighting into its grand kitchen space.

Contact Winkworth Barnes for more information on 020 8255 0088.

Alternative Surfaces

Traditional kitchens usually consist of cool tile flooring and icy marble surfaces, which enhance the chill of the crisp winter months. For a touch of warmth in the kitchen environment, swap marble surfaces to warm oak for a country cottage-like feel.

Disraeli Park House in Beaconsfield incorporates these warm wooden touches beautifully, and comes complete with a kitchen entertaining area, which leads directly out into the garden - truly a sublime home for winter entertaining.

Contact Winkworth Beaconsfield for more information on 01494 677 978.

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