An entertainer’s kitchen – where family and friends can congregate, chat and mingle while the cook gets on with food preparation – tops many people’s renovating wish lists. There are several ingredients that go into a successful entertainer’s kitchen, from a spacious layout and comfortable seating to well-considered storage. What works best in your abode will very much depend on your home’s layout and how you like to entertain. Here are 31 stunning entertainer’s kitchens to fuel your imagination.



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1. Location: Melbourne, Australia


Designer: Ad Design Develop
Features: An oversize square island mimics the shape of the dining table and provides plenty of space for guests to pull up a chair with a glass of wine while the chef is busy prepping dinner.





2. Location: Sydney, Australia


Designer: GSP Designer Kitchens and Bathrooms
Features: An open display shelf such as this one allows you to add a touch of personality to your entertainer’s kitchen.





3. Location: Brisbane, Australia


Designer: Beach Society Interior Design
Features: Black cabinetry, white-washed walls and natural timber flooring set a sophisticated coastal vibe in this compact open-plan kitchen/living/dining space.





4. Location: Sydney, Australia



Designer: Bondi Kitchens
Features: Specifying the same timber tones for your kitchen and living room joinery is a clever way to create a sense of cohesion between the two different spaces.





5. Location: Brisbane, Australia



Designer: Bones Studio
Features: A modest entertainer’s kitchen is made great with a delectable palette of soft spearmint and pale grey. The natural timber of the dining table adds warmth and balances out the cool tones.





6. Location: Gold Coast, Australia



Designer: Eco Outdoor
Features: A dramatic palette of concrete, stone, black joinery and mid-tone timber defines this thoroughly contemporary indoor-outdoor entertainer’s kitchen.





7. Location: Gold Coast, Australia



Designer: Donna Guyler Design
Features: Comfortable seating is a must in a social kitchen, and we love how the designer has provided plenty of different options here, including bar stools, dining chairs and a cosy built-in bench seat.





8. Location: Brisbane, Australia



Designer: Merge Interior Design
Features: Using the end of your kitchen island for a wine-storage cubby is a great use of space and keeps bottles within easy reach for the chef.





9. Location: Sydney, Australia



Designer: Luigi Rosselli Architects
Features: Curves, lashings of white and a lush, green outlook set a cool and serene vibe.





10. Location: Perth, Australia



Designer: Taylor Made 4 U

Features: Smart planning is the key to making a small kitchen entertainer-friendly. Here, the owners have taken the cabinetry right to the ceiling to maximise storage potential, which helps keep their worktops clutter-free.





11. Location: Geelong, Australia


Designer: Dylan Barber Building Design
Features: If you love entertaining and have the space, a butler’s pantry can be a great investment, allowing you to hide the messier parts of cooking, such as food preparation and piles of dirty dishes.





12. Location: Sydney, Australia


Designer: Anderson Architecture
Features: There’s plenty of light and preparation space in this open-plan kitchen, despite its narrow layout.





13. Location: Sydney, Australia


Designer: Chrofi
Features: Dark marble and black cabinetry set a moody and intimate tone – great for entertaining after dark.





14. Location: Perth, Australia


Designer: Blend Residential Designs
Features: A cosy combination of copper, concrete and mid-tone timber, and an easy connection between indoors and out define this Perth kitchen.





15. Location: Melbourne, Australia


Designer: Dimpat
Features: Here, minimalist detailing and a sophisticated palette blur the lines between practical kitchen and social space.





16. Location: Sydney, Australia



Designer: Ballast Point
Features: Integrating large appliances, such as the fridge, behind cabinetry gives your entertainer’s kitchen a seamless look.





17. Location: Brisbane, Australia



Designer: Corella Construction
Features: An entire wall dedicated to wine storage is the stuff of an entertainer’s dreams.





18. Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia


Designer: Aboda Design Group
Features: Raising the floor level of the kitchen in an open-plan room is a genius way to give the cooking zone its own sense of identity without sacrificing the airy, connected feel of the space…





19. Location: Melbourne, Australia



Designer: GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens
Features: A concealed work station, complete with sink, shelves and food preparation space, can be a godsend when you’re entertaining and want to keep your kitchen island clear and uncluttered.





20. Location: Melbourne, Australia


Designer: Bask Interiors
Features: A mix of different joinery styles, all in the same soft grey, adds subtle interest to this elegant kitchen.





21. Location: New York, USA


Designer: Studio Dearborn
Features: A stepped-down dining table, such as the one in this New York kitchen, makes it clear where the cooking zone ends and the dining area begins.





22. Location: Clovelly, Australia


Designer: EMK Architects
Features: A sophisticated combination of intricately grained marble and brushed gold.





23. Location: Gold Coast, Australia


Designer: Sanctuary 28
Features: High-gloss white, earthy timber and concrete combine to create a laid-back feel that’s perfect for a coastal home such as this one. Woven, natural pendants add the perfect finishing touch.





24. Location: California, USA


Features: Open shelving is a great way to store and display entertaining essentials such as dinnerware and serving dishes.



25. Location: London, UK



Designer: Amberth
Features: Floor-to-ceiling joinery keeps this social kitchen mess-free, while an overhanging bar provides just enough room for a pair of bar stools so two people can dine side-by-side.



26. Location: Melbourne, Australia
Designer: Studio mkn
Features: This brilliant kitchen-island design combines storage and preparation space with plenty of room for diners to sit…





27. Location: Orange County, USA


Designer: Gonterman Construction
Features: Deep, plush seating elevates the in-kitchen dining experience.





28. Location: Sydney, Australia


Designer: NSStudio
Features: Light flooding in from both sides of this entertaining-friendly kitchen makes the space feel bright and inviting.





29. Location: Melbourne, Australia


Designer: Detail 9 Architects
Features: Raising the kitchen island off the floor, as the owners have done here, maximises floor space in your open-plan kitchen, making it appear larger than it actually is.





30. Location: Adelaide, Australia


Designer: Rebecca Ryan Architect
Features: A layered palette adds character and interest to a social kitchen such as this one.





31. Location: Central Coast, Australia


Designer: Fabric Architecture
Features: Tucking a drinks station at the end of your kitchen island allows guests to help themselves to refreshments (and stay out of the way) while you’re busy cooking. Genius.