Home for the Holidays: Getting Your Home Ready for Visitors

The holiday season is here and many of us are hosting guests from out of town. Welcoming friends and family to stay for a few days is a wonderful opportunity to share the spirit and functionality of your whole home remodel.

Here are some ways to make your space especially comforting for guests during the holidays:

Simple luxury: A small vase with a few fresh buds placed on a bedside table displays a caring spirit and attention to detail. Fresh flowers make a space feel more like home. Tying a pretty ribbon around bath towels and washcloths is another way to convey a sense of comfort and luxury.

Bedside attractions: Take some time to select a few good books and magazines to place in the guest room. When your visitors want some quiet time they will appreciate this extra thoughtfulness. Also think about extra blankets or throws, which help ensure your guests are always warm and cozy in their space.

Easy elegance: An array of self serve stations for drinks and small snacks in the kitchen, dining and living areas is a gracious way to delight guests, especially during the busy holiday season when they may feel more comfortable serving themselves rather than asking for your help. Arranging simple yet tasty fare throughout the living area of your home also encourages mingling and discovery.

Holidays remind us how our home design can nurture our relationships with friends and family. As you navigate your home for the holidays this year, consider how a kitchen remodeling project or whole home remodel could transform your lifestyle, especially when entertaining and celebrating.