Kitchens for entertaining: Hello December 2022 issue

The festive season is upon us, which is why our December 2022 issue focuses on hosting. From practical prep space and social dining zones right through to fancy home bars.

Kitchens for entertaining are essential for December, right? And I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to Christmas this year – especially when I think back over the last two we’ve had. We kicked off last year’s Christmas Day by doing a lateral flow test before going round our family’s house – not so jolly.

But this year, fingers crossed, it will be different. My two-and-a-half year old has begun to understand who Santa is. And Mum got in early and booked her Christmas Eve food delivery slot what feels like months ago.

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I’ve subconsciously started looking at decorations and garish jumpers (matching ones, of course) and am excited about all the films I get to watch while enjoying a gingerbread latte. But it’s gathering with friends and family, entertaining in my kitchen at this time of year, that is one of my favourite parts of this season.

kitchens for entertaining: pre drinks
Kitchens for entertaining: get ready for the pre-drinks.

The perfect kitchens for entertaining

If you feel the same, and want the perfect kitchen for entertaining, take a read of our guide to creating the ultimate dinner party space. We take you through everything from the preparation areas right through to thinking about the after-party.

Trust me, home bars are all the rage at the moment.

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Cloakrooms perfect for entertaining

A beautiful cloakroom by Jimmie Martin.

Of course, if you’re going to be entertaining and getting lots of guests round, you’ll need a cloakroom to impress. If you’re in need for some inspiration and tips for this space, then we’ve got you covered.

It’s not just about kitchens for entertaining, though. The issue is full of other useful tips and advice, from large-scale appliances to learning about pot fillers.

kitchen for entertaining: perfect tablescaping

Along with kitchens for entertaining, we have the latest trends, buys, and stunning real projects. So there’s something for everyone, and every project.

Wishing you happy holidays!

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