Holiday Entertaining During a Kitchen Remodel

Holiday Entertaining During a Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling your kitchen doesn’t mean that you need to abandon your plans to entertain family and friends this holiday season. Yes, that’s right, it is possible to entertain while your kitchen is under construction. No matter how well you plan, sometimes projects get behind schedule. Or maybe your house is home to a lot of drop-in visitors during the holidays who might not know that your kitchen is under renovation. If your remodel happens to fall during the holidays, here are a few ways to make the most of your space and reduce inconvenience for your guests. Create a Temporary Kitchen If you know that you are expecting guests, consider moving as much of your kitchen as possible to another space in your home. It won’t have the exact same feeling as a kitchen, but can still provide a place for people to congregate and eat or drink. Did you Continue reading

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means the start of the holiday season. The holidays are a great opportunity to catch up with family, but they can also mean stress and lots of frantic last-minute scrambling to get your home ready for overnight guests. You probably have the guest bedroom ready, but what about the kitchen and the bathroom? Your guests will be using those rooms, too. Use this list as a guide to make sure those rooms are set up to make your company feel comfortable in your home. Stock the Bathroom Many people who travel bring their own toiletries with them, but there’s always something that gets left behind. Save your guests a trip to the store or that awkward conversation about borrowing a toothbrush by having some essentials out and ready to go. A well-stocked guest bathroom should include: Toothbrushes Toothpaste Mouthwash Feminine products Razors Continue reading

Prep Your Kitchen for Holiday Entertaining

Prep Your Kitchen for Holiday Entertaining

November is here, and that means the holidays are just around the corner. With a little bit of preparation, this season can be one to relax with family and friends instead of worrying about how you are going to handle holiday entertaining.   Take these steps now to sail into a smooth holiday season: Clean Out the Refrigerator and Freezer Cooking for a crowd means a lot of grocery shopping and food coming into your home. Make room for all of it by cleaning out your refrigerator at the start of the holiday season. This includes getting rid of any spoiled or unwanted food, and also checking expiration dates on condiments and other items that you might not realize have gone bad. Same thing goes for the freezer — look for items that show signs of freezer burn or that you know you are not going to use. Once you’ve Continue reading