When you get the memo that you will be hosting the family
holidays this year in Northern Virginia, it
is normal to be a little stressed. As a million questions run through your
mind and the unknown of how you’ll get everything done emerges, we are here to tell you that it can be a simple and organized
No matter if you are
having five or 50 people over for the holidays, these
tips can help prepare you and your home to effortlessly look calm and
- A storage-packed island will allow
you to utilize maximum space in the most important room during
the holidays—the kitchen. Everyone can help chop up veggies, cook up a storm
and utilize pull out counter tops for hot dishes.
After a full day of cooking, a kitchen island with hidden nooks and crannies makes it
easy to clear away the after-dinner mess so you can relax with loved ones.
- The holidays are a great time for you to dress up your fireplace with up-to-date design trends. It’s
common for families to gather around the fireplace, and having yours well
decorated will make for a festive and inviting space. Whether you want a television or
various decorations hung above the mantel, the possibilities to add a personal
touch are virtually endless.
- Before the holidays is the perfect
time to call in the professionals at Pella Windows and Doors in
Northern Virginia to insulate and seal your windows. Keep your guests
warm in those rooms you rarely use. Reduce the chilly drafts by adding insulation,
or even replacement
to make sure everyone has a warm and comfortable holiday.
- The winter
months can sometimes get to be a little dreary. Through such a cold season in Northern Virginia, you might
struggle to find bright colors besides your friend’s ugly Christmas sweater or Grandma’s
cookie frosting. Get creative with indoor plants and flowers —this
will add some life and is a great outlet for a craft day.
- Whether you need
more chairs around your table or you want a dedicated area for the kids to eat,
make sure to provide enough easy seating and places to
your guests. Don’t forget about an inviting area
to settle after a big Thanksgiving dinner, either.
- Popular opinion
says holiday food is the best. Touch up on your home, but also fine-tune
your favorite recipes. When your food matches the beauty of your kitchen, your guests will want to come back to the best
kitchen in Northern Virginia every year. If you don’t like cooking, put your
effort into searching for
festive plates to put tasty treats on.
- Before the holidays is
the perfect time to check or install your smoke alarms.
With all of the holiday madness going on, it is easy to be forgetful. No matter how great of a cook you are, sometimes things
go wrong in the kitchen—it is better to be prepared and keep your guests safe.
- As the one of the most untouched areas of most
homes, dining rooms finally get the action they deserve around the
holidays. Whether you want a festive
look or an elegant feel,
there are infinite up-to-date design options you can take advantage of. Add anything
from a grouping of candles to a bowl of pinecones to bring attention to the
center of the table as a wintry statement piece.
- With bay windows you have endless possibilities to expand your
space and utilize a nook. Make use of your
untouched space and add tables, chairs or even a storage bench. Make this a special space for your family to enjoy the holidays,
and spend time together throughout the year.
no matter how many projects you decide to tackle
before the holidays, give yourself time with your loved ones. With the help of these tips, your home will be
safe and comfortable. There isn’t a better time to feel at home in
Northern Virginia than the holidays. Toss in some comfy throw pillows and enjoy.
For more ideas about how to make your holiday season a little more cozy
for your friends and family, come in and talk with
our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors in our Northern Virginia showroom or reach us at 571-292-3519.