As the holiday season approaches, many homeowners begin to contemplate remodeling their home to accommodate out of town guests, growing families and social celebrations. In this three part series, Parker Design Build Remodel shares our experience, tips and insight to help you maximize your space and make your home more inviting for the holidays and beyond. But, don’t delay! Time is ticking and now is the right time to get your holiday remodeling project underway so it will be completed before your guests arrive!
Part 1: Updating Your Kitchen for the Holidays
The kitchen is the heart of the house. For many holiday events, it often serves as the congregating area that makes the home comforting and inviting. The products and finishes that you choose will help add to the design and functionality. Here are a few ideas to consider when remodeling your kitchen for the holidays.
One of the most personal decisions you can make for any kitchen is the location and type of sink to incorporate. The way that you use your kitchen strongly influences your preferences. Some homeowners prefer a double-sink while others opt for a large farmhouse sink. Are you a gourmet chef? Perhaps you will want a sink for food prep and another one for dishwashing? Make sure the latter is located near the cabinet where dishes are stored. Farmhouse sinks are all the rage but often require custom cabinetry, which can be more expensive. Will you need an area for drying dishes? The double bowl may be a good option. Make sure to discuss your habits and preferences with Parker Design Build Remodel so that all of your wishes can be incorporated into your final design.
A kitchen island is one of the most versatile elements of a kitchen. If you have room, it can provide a wide variety of options, based on the way you use your kitchen. First, prioritize your uses for the island. Will it be a social hangout? Or, do you require it to be practical and functional when preparing a meal? Will it have seating and bar stools? Or, will it have a cooktop or sink? If it is part of a working kitchen, be sure to select a countertop that can handle your toughest meal. Granite is particularly durable and can handle heat, wear, and tear while marble tends to stain more easily.
Open It Up
Gone are the days when the cook slaved over the stove and was isolated from the family while cooking. In today’s kitchens, we tear down those walls and open up that space to provide a more social and interactive atmosphere that flows with the rest of the living space. Parker Design Build Remodel can provide ideas to open up or expand your kitchen layout.
So, if you’re ready to update your kitchen for the holidays, don’t delay! Now is the time to get started so your kitchen can be ready when your guests arrive! Check out our latest projects and contact us today for a free estimate!
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this series: Getting Your Bathrooms Ready for Holiday Guests!