Home for the Holidays: Prepare Your Home for a Stress-Free Season
During the holiday season we welcome more guests than usual into our homes. For a stress-free celebration of all the joy the holidays can bring, it helps to be prepared! Here are some ideas for getting a head start on the holidays for your home:
When guests arrive at your front door, you want to present a warm and inviting welcome. Make sure pathways are clean and clutter-free and that outdoor lights are on so guests can easily find your home and safely get to the front door. A beautiful wreath or potted flower arrangement on the front door communicates a festive spirit. Remove any clutter and personal items from the entryway and consider placing a glowing scented candle there to immediately set the holiday mood and create an appealing transition from the outdoors into your welcoming environment.
If you’re cooking or baking for holiday events, now is the time to do a deep clean in your kitchen, take an inventory of your supplies and refurbish any necessities. Try using “zones” to organize your supplies, such as placing your baking spices close by the baking pans, mixing bowls and measuring cups. Take stock of the holiday plates and platters you stored away last year and place them in an easy to reach spot. This is the ideal time to dispose of any clutter in your refrigerator, pantry and kitchen drawers. You’ll make it easier to find what you need while cooking and create extra space now for leftovers. Ample storage is never appreciated more than during the holidays! Our professional design team makes innovative storage a priority in each kitchen design we create for clients.
Powder Room Prep
A beautifully designed powder room will get a chance to shine during the holidays! A glistening clean room is the first priority and you’ll also want to have plenty of standard supplies, such as toilet paper and hand soap, placed where guests can easily find them. A small bouquet of fresh flowers and a scented candle are touches that give the powder room an extra holiday sparkle.
Take care of your home before guests arrive and you can truly relax and focus on the festivities! The ideal space to share special occasions with loved ones is one of the most rewarding benefits of a whole home remodel.