It’s almost time: mid-December is coming and you’ll be preparing your kitchen for guests over the holidays any minute now. The smell of cookies baking, the sound of wine corks popping, and the sight of your friends and family smiling should be a time of no stress; unfortunately, it’s usually not. Holiday potlucks, sleepovers with cookie decorating for the young ones, and fancy Christmas meals can cause a great deal of anxiety for even the most experienced host.
While we specialize in making your dreams a reality with our amazing kitchen remodels, we also want to help you make your guests’ dreams a reality with these five tips on preparing your kitchen for guests this holiday season.
- Declutter Your Kitchen
The foundation to any great-looking and great-running kitchen is cleanliness. A restaurant kitchen can’t operate if its grill is cluttered, and neither can yours. The holidays give you a great chunk of time for you to go through and donate your old, incomplete dishware sets, linens, and cookware. With a few beautiful pieces and a clean, open countertop, you’ll immediately feel better about preparing a meal.
- Install Open Shelving
A really luxurious and trendy option for shelving is sweeping the nation right now, and it’s something that we specialize in: open shelving. This beautiful style of cabinetry is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also very useful in displaying your favorite dishware, decorative pieces, or a fresh green plant for a pop of color.
- Throw A Rug Down
Wood, granite, and maybe even some sleek metal accents are all things you’re used to seeing in a kitchen. Impress your guests by adding some texture and warmth with a long rug. Rugs in the kitchen have traditionally been considered slightly impractical since the kitchen is the most-walked area in a home, but for the holidays it can actually prove quite useful. If you lay a non-stick mat down underneath your rug, you’re creating a practical and safe way to ensure no one takes a tumble during your party.
- Lock Up The Goods
Kids naturally want to help out and be included in holiday preparations, but having them in the kitchen poses some dangers. The kitchen is the most dangerous room in the modern American home, so we suggest letting us install some safety locks on the more easily accessible cupboards in your kitchen. With safety locks installed, kids won’t be reaching into cabinets full of glassware or potentially eat something that shouldn’t be eaten.
- Add A Practical Touch
One of the easiest and most overlooked ways to add a practical, but gorgeous, touch to your kitchen is by installing a lazy Susan. These days, lazy Susan’s come in every shape, texture, and design imaginable. We offer a wide variety of options, from built-in to countertop, that will create a more convenient way for your guests to access anything from cocktail garnishes to the salt and pepper shakers.
No matter what you choose to do, we here at Las Vegas Remodel and Construction will be able to help you achieve it! We offer full-service consultations as well as a wide variety of remodeling skills that will help get you your dream kitchen at the best price point in Las Vegas!