The holidays in Harrisburg — is there any time or place more family- or fun-filled? We like to think not. The holidays are spent with family, usually in the kitchen and around the dining room table. If your holidays are going to look a bit different this year, it might be the perfect time to consider renovating and treating yourself to a newly updated kitchen. Here are three key improvements to make your kitchen more holiday-ready for the years to come.
Maximize Your Space
This doesn't just refer to the floor or overall space. When it comes to the kitchen, countertop and cabinet space are king. Be sure to have enough of both to create the best experience for you and your family during the holiday season.
A good way to do so is to be sure you have enough cabinet space for storing small appliances and keeping your countertops clear. This will free up enough room for the plentiful platters heaped with food and holiday goodies.
Another way to add both countertop and cabinet space is by incorporating an island into your kitchen. Not only will this give you more of the space you need, but it also forms a gathering place your family will gravitate towards.
Let in the Natural Light
Kitchens get messy and kitchens get dirty. If they don't, well, you're probably not cooking right. While a messy kitchen might not be ideal, it is inevitable. However, a good way to mitigate this is by making sure your kitchen has plenty of natural light.
This makes the space feel larger, making clutter less noticeable and less of a mess factor, and brightens the room, making it feel less dingy and dirty (even if it could use some TLC after making an entire Thanksgiving meal).
Modern or Updated Hardware
While hardware might seem like a small piece of the puzzle that is a kitchen, it can actually have a bigger effect and be a bigger factor in the feel of your overall space than you think. This is because, while it is small, it's everywhere! From cabinets to drawers to your windows, it's hard to be standing in a kitchen and not see the hardware.
It's for this reason that outdated, broken or dingy hardware can really drag down the overall look of your kitchen. Being sure to update this when you remodel (or even before you remodel) will give your kitchen a refreshed look and make a much bigger impact than you think. In addition, even if you're not quite ready for a full remodel before the holidays, this can be a great way to easily and quickly breathe some new life into your kitchen before the holiday season.
Make being home for the holidays that much sweeter. Whether you're preparing and planning for a full remodel, or making smaller fixes, these simple improvements, will help get your kitchen in tip-top shape for a season full of festivities.