5 Ways to Make Your Kitchen a More Social Space

5 Ways to make your kitchen a more social place

It wasn’t that long ago that families used kitchens only for cooking and eating. These days, however, many families are opting for kitchens that are more open-concept and multipurpose. In general, more homes are adopting more functional, flexible spaces instead of devoting specific household activities to certain rooms.

At Visionary Cabinetry and Design, our design consultants can transform your kitchen into more than just a cooking space. People naturally congregate to the area within the home that is the most interesting — why not make that place your kitchen?

You can transform your kitchen into a social hotspot through many features, including:

  • A family command center
  • A breakfast nook
  • An island
  • A custom table
  • More open spaces

Family Command Center

Keep your family organized with a command center located in your kitchen. This feature aims to keep your household running smoothly. A family command center may include a:

  • Desk
  • Filing system
  • Children’s backpacks
  • Calendar
  • Grocery list

A command center is a convenient gathering place for your family members to start their day right.

Breakfast Nook

Imitate the cozy seating arrangement of your favorite restaurant with a breakfast nook. Breakfast nooks are usually placed by the window so you can enjoy nature with the company of others. These areas create fun memories of family meals. Everyone can feel included in the conversation when sitting in a breakfast nook.


Having a kitchen island will maximize your counter space, giving you and your guests more room to set down a drink or plate. Align a row of classy bar stools along your island to create a convenient eating area that’s perfect for intimate gatherings with friends and family.

Kitchen islands are also convenient for packing lunches for your children in the morning or for fixing them impromptu snacks after school. With your kids gathered in one place, you can ask them questions about their day and have a place to work on crafts or start on homework.

Custom Table

Having a custom table in the kitchen adds more usable space for informal meals and conversation. Even a small kitchen table can be inviting.

Our kitchen designers stay on top of the latest trends so we can help our clients achieve their vision. Currently trending are tables running off of the kitchen island. Because they are connected to the island, you don’t lose extra space. The benefit is a place to gather around at all times.

Open Spaces

In the past, kitchens were closed off from the rest of the home. Now, kitchen spaces have become the heart of the home. Consider connecting your kitchen to other rooms like the family room or dining room. Open floor plans in the kitchen area provide for better flow and movement for daily living and special occasions. 

Remodel Your Kitchen Today

Our kitchen design experts at Visionary Cabinetry & Design are always ready to help clients make their living spaces more usable, beautiful, and social. For kitchen remodeling of any kind, call our Oakland County design showroom office at (248) 850-7178, or contact us online.

This blog post has been updated.