5 Amazing Kitchens for Holiday Hosts

If your house is your family’s usual destination for holidays and gatherings, you know how important it is to have a kitchen layout that makes sense for all of your food prepping needs. You also probably know how important it is for that kitchen to be accommodating for your guests, who will ultimately end up congregating around the island instead of…anywhere else. If an amazing kitchen for entertaining is top of mind for your new build, you’ll want to check out these five plans with incredible kitchen spaces!

1) Bright & Spacious Kitchen with Lots of Prep Space

There’s no denying that Modern Farmhouse Plan 865000SHW has a stunning kitchen. We love the big windows that let in tons of natural light & the ample cabinet space. The kitchen has easy access to the walk-in pantry, and tons of counter space NOT including the island. This gives you the option to use the island as a serving area, and keep your food prep contained to the rest of the kitchen.

2) Double Islands & Large Walk-In Pantry

Double islands are a game changer when it comes to designing a kitchen that any host will love. Plan 23904JD features an inner island that can be reserved for prep space, and an outer island that can be used for seating or serving. Plus, a massive hidden walk-in pantry is located just off the kitchen, giving you extra counter space to hide away mess while you’re serving guests!

3) Kitchen with Amazing Scullery & Butler’s Pantry

Exclusive Plan 85324MS has a stunning kitchen that overlooks the bright great room. But the real winning feature for us is the THREE pantry options. An amazing scullery is hidden behind the kitchen, and includes a ton of cabinet and counter space, an additional refrigerator and microwave, and a sink. Just a short walk through the scullery is the large walk-in pantry. Finally, a butler’s pantry connects the kitchen and the formal dining space. We think this plan offers the ultimate layout for anyone who is an avid chef or holiday host!

4) Bright & Open Kitchen with Huge Prep Island & Range

Exclusive Plan 365007PED is designed with a stunning vaulted ceiling over the kitchen, with large windows that give the space a bright & airy feel. We love the large prep island and range. The large walk-in pantry is located just off the kitchen, and offers space for a second refrigerator, lots of storage, and a second sink.

5) Semi-Secluded Kitchen with Lots of Prep Space

Plan 340101STR is another option with a beautiful, bright kitchen & tons of prep space. We love that this kitchen has a slightly secluded feel from the main living and dining areas to help give the host a bit of privacy while they cook and prep. This plan also features an outdoor kitchen, which we think those living in warmer climates will love to take advantage of for the holidays!