As the holiday season approaches, families everywhere start to planning to host their friends and relatives. From Thanksgiving dinners to New Year’s Eve parties, the kitchen is the natural gathering point — through initial food preparation and on to the moment your guests arrive.
Take a look at some of our most popular kitchen designs that are equipped to host parties — large and small — and get inspired to throw your ultimate holiday feast.
The Kensington II at Potomac Shores
Filled with resort-style amenities and a situated in a scenic, wooded residential setting, Potomac Shores is a community that will have your relatives eager to visit your home for the holidays. And the Kensington II model provides the kitchen to make it go smoothly.
The state-of-the-art oven and gas cooktop will ensure your meal comes out the perfect temperature. The spacious quartz kitchen island allows as many cooks to help out in the kitchen as you need. And the open-concept layout makes it easy to add on as many table seatings and kids’ tables as required while relatives continue to file in for dinner.
The Riverton at Snowden Bridge
As we age, there comes a time when a family’s go-to host passes down their holiday duties to the next generation. This kitchen in the Riverton model at Snowden Bridge makes it easy for any eager host to put off passing the torch for another few years. Inside this home designed for main-level living, the kitchen is only ever a few steps away.
This kitchen’s open-concept design makes it easy to move around and set seating for as many family members as you plan to host. And the attractive hardwood flooring and stunning quartz countertops are also incredibly easy to clean, making the party aftermath a breeze.
The Fillmore II at Waterford Manor
For the hardcore holiday chef only perfection is acceptable. And while we might caution them not to be too obsessive this season, we’ll send them to the Fillmore II model’s kitchen at Waterford Manor with our best wishes and their recipe book.
This chef’s kitchen features our most sought-after premium appliances and the finest finishes. From the stylish counter-to-ceiling backsplash to the extended island and farmhouse sink, the allure of this kitchen goes far beyond just utility.
The Fillmore at Wilson’s Grove
Nothing says holiday brunch quite like enjoying bloody mary’s, mimosas or eggnog with those closest to your heart. The Fillmore model’s kitchen at Wilson’s Grove provides a great space to host a party the night before and then settle down for an intimate holiday brunch the next morning. The beautiful breakfast nook is a particular favorite, featuring ample windows and an inviting farmhouse-style dining table.
The Taylor at Mayfair
The kitchen in the Taylor model at Mayfair is the perfect spot to host your next buffet-style dinner party or spread out hors-d’oeuvres on the kitchen island. This spacious, open-concept kitchen features stunningly high ceilings and a large bay window, ensuring your guests will never feel cramped. It creates a natural flow that encourages guests to circulate around the room and mix and mingle with the crowd.