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Kitchen and baths that entertain

Kitchen and baths that entertain

 

Kitchen and baths are among the most common yet costliest rooms in your house to remodel. In fact,  according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, the cost of an average kitchen remodeling is around $20,000 and the average bath remodeling is around $11,000. But maybe what those spaces need instead of a makeover is just an infusion of MacKenzie-Childs to make them more entertaining and inviting.

Let’s focus on the kitchen first. Our creative director and chief brand officer, Rebecca Proctor, developed the concept of The Entertaining Kitchen to describe the important role that it plays in your home. The Entertaining Kitchen is our take on creating a more comfortable and efficient space for cooking, dining, and living with the people who are close to your heart—your family and friends.

“It’s how you prepare the food, how you plate the food, and how you enjoy the food,” says Rebecca of The Entertaining Kitchen. To help you accomplish all those tasks, consider our pretty and practical enamel servingware. Made of durable, heavy-gauge steel and decorated with a variety of patterns, our enamelware gets the job done while dressing up the stovetop and table. Many pieces, in fact, can go directly from the stove to the table, including our versatile Casserbole. Other ways to dish up delight in the kitchen include our always handy utensils, dish towels, and potholders and oven mitts.

For the kitchen island, which is usually the centerpiece of The Entertaining Kitchen, pull up our Courtly Check Underpinnings Counter Stool. If your kitchen has living space attached, you need additional seating where you can relax and make a grocery list or check your email on your tablet. Consider our . Upholstered with fabrics that mix Courtly Check with understated linen and ticking stripes, it’s a perfect choice for a cozy corner.

Finally, when it comes to setting the table, have extra fun with your family and make the dining experience more entertaining as well. There’s no reason why you can’t use your fancier china even if it isn’t a special occasion—or even have an indoor picnic.

As for the bathroom, it’s important to make that space more inviting, too. In fact, it’s quite easy because the bath is often the smallest room in the house. To make it big on style, start with a new shower curtain and then add a colorful new bath rug,  bath towels, and washcloths that are  extra soft and luxurious.

For storage, consider our Dot Three Tier Table, which doesn’t take up much space and offers three shelves for holding towels and other items. Organize things like bath soaps and cotton balls with our canisters, including our Squashed Pots.

If you’re inspired to think of more ways to make your kitchen or bath more entertaining, enter our Home Sweet Home $5,000 Room Refresh Sweepstakes. Tell us about a room of yours that needs a refresh, and you might win a $5,000 MacKenzie-Childs Gift Card for a room makeover. For details, go here.

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