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Dinner Party Culture Changes House Designs in Kent

Award-winning house builder, Crest Nicholson, has designed the internal layouts of its new build homes at Ingress Park in Kent with open-plan living in mind, catering to the wider trend in home entertaining and providing the perfect setting for Christmas celebrations.

While designated reception rooms once epitomised the art of refinement and separate kitchens and dining rooms were integral to maintaining decorum in the household, such traditional architectural styles have been transformed in the last decade to reflect the demand for more adaptable living spaces. Furthermore, since the economic downturn affected the regularity with which we socialise outside of the home, more house hunters look for open-plan properties that can accommodate all scales of home entertaining ranging from cosy kitchen suppers to lavish dinner parties, not to mention festive occasions.

As such, the one and two-bedroom apartments at Ingress Park boast such thoughtful open plan layouts, enabling home owners to make the most of home entertaining.

Exemplary in showcasing the advantages of open plan living, the one and two-bedroom apartments boast open plan kitchen / dining / living rooms that spans 22 ft in length. Flooded with natural light thanks to a glazed wall that leads onto a balcony, the kitchen area is equipped with integrated appliances, providing stylish surroundings in which to cook up a feast.

Furthermore, the kitchen / dining / living room provides the ultimate environment in which to host dinner parties, with hosts able to showcase their culinary skills whilst simultaneously remaining attentive to their guests.

Such multifunctional open-plan spaces come into their own during the festive season too, offering enough space to accommodate the family and friends whether they are cooking or eating.

Annette Cole, Sales & Marketing Director, Crest Nicholson Eastern, commented: “The benefits of open plan living are evident all year round, but there is no doubt that they truly come into their own during festive periods.

“When entertaining guests, hosts don’t want to be isolated in the kitchen - they’d rather have a more social space in which to show off their culinary skills, cooking up a feast while their guests relax and enjoy their evening. As such, an open plan kitchen / living / dining room is the perfect solution.”

One bedroom apartments at Ingress Park are available from £165,000 or £132,000 with Help to Buy. For further information, please contact the sales and marketing team on 0870 7524 370.

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