With the holidays right around the corner, many homeowners are beginning to prepare to host a variety of different gatherings throughout the holiday season. One of the most important factors of a successful holiday gathering is an efficient and welcoming kitchen. Here are a few kitchen renovation ideas to optimize your home for holiday events this season.
Kitchens come in all sizes from not-so-big to huge and creating an open-concept kitchen with a large island can draw people in and provide lots of space for entertaining, not to mention extra space for storage.
Adding a double oven to your kitchen can help you ensure that things run smoothly, which can be especially helpful when cooking and baking for family and guests. If you’re planning on hosting Thanksgiving this year, leveraging the power of a double oven is an excellent means of making sure everything is prepared according to schedule.
Cleaning up after a holiday gathering in your home can be a pain but investing in a dishwasher can help mitigate the inevitable aftermath of entertaining friends and family throughout the holiday season. If you don’t have a dishwasher or your current one is getting old, now’s the perfect time to switch out your appliance for a newer model that will better suit your needs.
In addition to holding all of the perishable ingredients you’ll use to cook and bake during the holidays, your refrigerator will be storing the leftovers, as well as the edible gifts you receive from family and friends.
As a result, you may realize that the current refrigerator has reached its very limited capacity. Upgrading to a larger refrigerator will allow you to store all of your holiday leftovers and still have space for your family’s everyday staples. With the extra room, it will be much easier to store some of the common holiday items such as turkeys, pies, cakes, and dishes made in large bowls or trays, that tend to dominate the fridge during this time of year.
Install Cabinet Dividers
One of the easier home improvement projects you can tackle before the holidays is installing dividers in all of your kitchen cabinets and drawers. This will help you keep all elements of your kitchen organized throughout the season as you open your home to family and friends.
Your kitchen or dining table will be an asset during the holidays, so now’s the ideal time to create a cozy space for your family and friends to gather. If you have a family or plan to host a large event, investing in a larger table is a great way to encourage socializing.