Entertainment-Friendly Kitchen

Designer Heather Guss created an entertainment-style kitchen by including a wet bar and picnic table dining area in her spacious design plan.
Transitional Dining Room With Picnic Table

Transitional Dining Room With Picnic Table

Designer Heather Guss gave this kitchen a communal feel by adding a picnic table-style dining table and wet bar perfect for entertaining.

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik
From: Heather Guss

What were the main items on the owner’s wish list for remodeling this space?

Having all of the conveniences of a kitchen, but making it look like a wet bar.

What was the single-largest issue you wanted to address for the owner?

Making all of the appliances work in the space. We added the area to the left as a wine storage area to keep the wall from being too appliance-heavy.

What was your biggest obstacle in this space and how did you overcome it?

Making everything symmetrical without putting cabinet panels on the under-counter appliances. We kept many of the appliances symmetrical and chose to not worry about the microwave drawer having a wood panel.

Traditional Kitchen Wet Bar

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Designer Heather Guss gave this kitchen a communal feel by adding a picnic table-style dining table and wet bar perfect for entertaining.

The transitional nature of the space allows for easy flow between the living room and kitchen areas.

A textured sink adds contemporary appeal to the wet bar area.

A wood-paneled ceiling and a gray textured backsplash add gorgeous style to the updated kitchen area.

How does the end result match up with your original vision for the space?

The farm sink changed after the cabinets were ordered.

What are the “hidden gems” in your plan?

The decorative pull on the wine storage unit is beautiful, and with the integrated panel it really sets off the wine niche area.

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