When it’s your year to host the family for the holidays in Petoskey, it
is normal to be a little stressed. As you start running through your
to-do list, we are here to tell you that it can be a simple and organized
Whether you are
having five or 50 relatives over for the holidays, these
tips can help prepare you and your home to effortlessly look calm and
- A storage-packed island will provide maximum space in the most important room during
the holidays—the kitchen. Keeping things organized
will give you the space you need to prepare food and visit with family.
After a full day of cooking, a kitchen island with hidden nooks and crannies allows
you to simply put all of the dishes away and say goodbye to your one-and-done
- 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 everywhere.
- As if winter months aren’t a good enough
reason, use the holidays as motivation to call in the professionals at Pella Windows and Doors in
Petoskey 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 cozy holiday.
- Add some life in the dead of winter. Through this
chilly season in Petoskey, it is hard to find rich colors other than 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.
- Let’s be real, holiday food is the best. Touch up on your home, but also fine-tune
your favorite recipes. When your food completes the beauty of your kitchen, your guests will want to come back to the best
kitchen in Petoskey every year. If you don’t like cooking, put your
effort into searching for
festive plates to put tasty treats on.
- Now 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.
- While they may not get much use throughout the year, 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 can take advantage of endless possibilities to expand your
space and utilize a nook. You can 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, the most important part of the season is 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
Petoskey than the holidays. Toss in some comfy throw pillows and enjoy.
For more tips on making your holiday season a little more cozy
for your friends and family, stop in to see
our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors in our Petoskey showroom or call
us at 231-622-4417.