Design Ideas for Hosts

Design Ideas for Hosts

Do you enjoy a spot of entertaining at home? We’ve created a handy guide of how to make your kitchen perfect for visitors.

For many, there is little that is more pleasurable than inviting loved friends and family into your home whilst savouring homecooked food and making memories in a relaxed environment. From setting the scene with soft pendant lighting, to investing in a smart oven, we’ve got lots of ideas to give you more time to enjoy the company of your guests, and ensure they feel comfortable in your home.

Read on to discover more design ideas for those who like to host. If any of these ideas have inspired you to begin designing your kitchen with Seymour Kitchens, get in touch with us on 01483 573 989 or email We look forward to hearing from you.

Kitchen Island Seating

Creating raised kitchen island seating is great for entertaining. It not only helps divide the cooking space from the socialising space, but it also offers up a relaxed “bar” feel in an informal setting before you move on to dining. And as a bonus, the nominated chef will not be left alone to prepare!


Great kitchen lighting can make all the difference, especially when creating the right atmosphere when entertaining. For a relaxing space, opt for soft pendant lighting; or for something different, the usage of colour changing LED lights will be sure to add a fun twist.

Bar Area

For those who like to host in the evenings, having a bar in your house is the gold standard of entertaining! Our partners at Masterclass Kitchens have a range of options where these bars can be created in handy cupboards, or dedicated areas can be created for those all-important apéritifs and digestifs!

Warming Drawer

The Neff Warming Drawer, is a low temperature drawer which slips seamlessly underneath the oven. This handy drawer can warm up plates and cups, slow cook food for flavoursome dinners and keep food warm until everyone is ready to eat. The perfect addition to someone who likes to host!

Smart Ovens

Investing in a smart oven gives you the ability to control your oven from any device connected to the internet. From switching your pudding on from your dining room, to sending recipes to your oven which can adjust temperatures throughout the cooking process, they are the perfect cooking companion!


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