The holiday season is the best time of the year because all members of the family travel back to spend time together. That said, the holidays also mean a lot of food preparation and dining together. Therefore, it can feel suffocating with many family members crammed into a small space. Fortunately, you can perform some minor renovations and prepare the area for the busy operations of the holiday season. Here's how.
Start With the Sitting and Storage Areas
Minor modifications that improve storage space may not need kitchen redesign. For example, you can get easy-to-install garbage bins, dividers, pullout shelves as well as revolving condiment stands. Further, when hosting visitors, clear countertops and organize drawers and cabinets. This is because the organization helps everyone clean up without losing critical items. If you have the budget, you can install matching cabinets or a buffet to use as a self-service food and drink station that keeps people away from the kitchen. In addition, a breakfast nook or barstools on one end of an island encourages folks to be part of holiday preparations devoid of getting in the way as cooking continues.
Touch Up the Flooring and Walls
Painting or changing the wallpaper is the easiest and cheapest way to update your home's decor. More so, note that it is hard to replace laminate, hardwood, or tile flooring as a DIY project. On the other hand, a good remodeling contractor can complete the flooring within a few days, depending on the complexity of the task. You may also want to change your kitchen's backsplash because it can be the room's focal point. Also, consider updating aged décor and make a statement with a beautiful, durable textile. If you're on a budget, choose inexpensive tiles in an exquisite pattern.
Change the Plumbing and Appliances
You will probably have several people preparing holiday food at the same time. More so, if this is your first time hosting, you may be startled by how small your kitchen is with multiple cooks. So, to make room, upgrade appliances. For example, buy a double oven or a larger fridge if you have a huge holiday gathering. Further, a more efficient garbage disposal system and larger dishwasher will make a huge difference. Second, many homeowners overlook washing areas. Moreover, even a tap behind or near your stove for pot-filling can improve food preparation.
These are simple changes to make to your kitchen ahead of the holiday season. Consult a competent kitchen remodeling contractor and figure out other changes to help create a spacious and efficient space for your family during the festivities. For more information on kitchen remodeling, contact a company near you.