Your Kitchen Remodel and the Holiday Season
Ideas for Getting Your Dream Kitchen before the Holiday Season
The holiday season is upon us, which means that there are likely to be waves of friends and family coming in and out of your home. As hard as you may try to divert these people to other areas of the house, you know that they will end up in the kitchen — that’s where the food is! And if you’re one to cook for these large crowds, wouldn’t you want to do so in a remodeled space?
Remodeling your kitchen for the holidays is a great way to treat yourself and prepare for the massive amounts of food and guests that will be coming and going through this part of your house. From updated counters to new storage solutions and more, your kitchen remodel will help enhance your holiday parties, just in time for the upcoming season.
Make Way for the Buffet
Countertop space always seems to be an issue for those who spend a lot of time in their kitchen. With a kitchen remodel, you can add on to this countertop space, or create other storage solutions to free up the space that you do have. Even if you’re not ready to commit to a full-blown remodel, then you can still consider having your countertops replaced.
New countertops can instantly brighten up a space and make your kitchen feel like new. With a variety of materials to choose from — laminate, granite, quartz or solid surface — you can choose the style and color that best suits your personal preference. Guests will be in awe of your updated space as they form a line at the buffet.
If you’re thinking to yourself, “Buffet? I don’t even have room to cook,” there is a solution! With a kitchen island, you can expand on your countertop space and create an area where you would be able to lay out all of your holiday vittles. Islands are actually the best solution for buffet lines because guests can circle the island without blocking up the kitchen.
Handy-Dandy Storage Solutions
Like minimal countertop space, a lack of storage solutions can always leave you feeling frustrated. If you’re like most, there are probably sets of special dishes, pots and pans that you only break out during the holiday season. Throughout the rest of the year, these plates and cookware can take up a lot of valuable cabinet space.
With base cabinet pullout shelves, you can maximize the space underneath your countertops, so that you can store more without breaking your back to get them out. And those tricky cabinet corners where nothing ever seems to fit? Consider a swingout solution, where you can stack-up your special holiday plates and safely tuck them away in the corner of your cabinet.
Beyond dishes, pots and pans, there are also storage solutions for your spice racks and pantry items. Spice rack tray inserts can fit into one of your drawers, so that you don’t have to take up precious cabinet space. Additionally, spices are easily located, to avoid rifling through your overstuffed cabinets in search of that tiny jar of pumpkin pie spice that you only use during Thanksgiving.
Pantry pullout drawers, like the cabinet shelves, make it easy to store items in the back of the pantry without having to move everything else just to get that one item. A Lazy Susan in either your pantry or cabinet can also maximize space, making it easy to locate certain items without disturbing the entire contents of your kitchen.
Update Those Appliances
Your kitchen remodel before the holidays is a great time to also update your appliances. This is because, if you find an oven or fridge that you have-to-have, you have the opportunity to make sure that you have the room for it. New appliances can also make your new countertops and custom cabinets pop, giving you an entirely new room.
Double ovens are a great solution for holiday cooking, because you can bake several things at once without being concerned over having the same temperature or adjusting cooking times. Oversized refrigerators have almost an industrial look to them, and they have a ridiculous amount of storage space. You won’t need to create a balancing act in your fridge to fit all of your holiday leftovers.
Kitchen Remodel Final Touches
New flooring and backsplash can add the perfect, final touch to your updated kitchen. Between a large variety of materials, colors and patterns, you can find the perfect floor that will withstand high amounts of foot traffic without sacrificing beauty. The right backsplash will complement your new countertops and add that extra bit of sparkle.
You don’t necessarily have to choose colors that coordinate with the holidays, as your kitchen will outlast the season. However, you can choose neutral colors that will look great with your classy and festive decorations. For instance, mosaic tiled backsplash usually has several earthy-tone colors incorporated to it, so you could match your holiday decorations to such.
Have you been thinking about remodeling or updating your kitchen? If so, now is the time! You can enjoy your new space throughout the holiday season. And be sure to research kitchen remodeling costs and their return on investment while planning your kitchen remodeling project.Back