Get your kitchen summer ready

The kitchen is the life and soul of the party and with our unreliable, British weather moving barbecues inside, your kitchen has to be ready for what summer throws at you. To get you prepared we have a few pointers you could use.

Seating area
The seating area is key to a get together. There is nothing worse when your guests can’t all sit down. There are alternative ways that you can incorporate seating, for example, you could add in a booth type seating area in a corner of your kitchen. These can give you space for up to 6 to 8 guests. As well as this, you could make a small seating area across one wall are bring your dining table to it.

Alternatively, you could buy some kitchen stools or chairs that you can use simply for guests. These chairs or stools don’t have to be expensive and you could easily find some in IKEA for a great price. For example, the chair in the image below is £5. gunde-folding-chair-white__0444896_PE595348_S4

Essentials
You will need enough cutlery, bowls, plates, cups and glasses as running out of one of these can be embarrassing. I mean do you really want to offer Sarah the Disney cup because you ran out? No. Therefore, before guests arrive make sure all essentials are washed up and dried ready. Do a count before hand to check if you need to get some extras. Supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda supply cheap essentials that you can go and grab. An even easier idea would be to get some paper plates so that you don’t have to put any plates in to the dishwasher or wash them up.

Appliances
You will need to ensure your appliances are ready for summer such as your refrigerator, hob and oven. With your refrigerator, the most common problem that they have is that due to the ambient weather and where the door is opened a lot, the hot air gets in and makes it work harder. A bit of advice is to turn up the temperature 2 notches to ensure your fridge is keeping cold. If your refrigerator is a bit too small for entertaining we have a range of refrigerators that you can choose from. When it comes to your hob and oven it’s all about size. If your hob and oven are too small you will struggle to serve the food on time.

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