Best Layouts for a Kitchen: Thanksgiving Hacks
Thanksgiving is approaching, which means it’s the perfect time to think about upgrading your home, especially if you’re hosting. And since Thanksgiving is all about food, it’s the perfect opportunity to focus on your kitchen design. Here are some ideas to help turn your everyday kitchen into a kitchen that’s Thanksgiving-approved.
Supplement Your Storage Space
It seems like you can never have enough storage space in the kitchen, but there are some simple ways to add more storage in a small amount of time. For example, you can:
- Add open shelves. Even just a few small, strategically placed shelves will make a significant impact on the look and function of your kitchen.
- Rethink your spice storage. Spices can take up a lot of valuable real estate in the kitchen. Try any of these spice storage hacks to reclaim some of that space.
- Get hooked on hooks. Wall hooks allow you to keep cooking utensils, pots, and pans in arms reach while freeing up cabinet space. Also, it can add a sense of gourmet chic to the kitchen for Thanksgiving.
- Consider more cabinets. Most kitchens can use an extra kitchen cabinet or two. Contact Special Additions today to get yours installed in time for the holiday.
Let in More Light
Thanksgiving is a wonderful day, but it also happens to take place during one of the darkest times of the year. New, brighter lighting fixtures, a few strategically placed lamps, adding under-cabinet lighting, or just taking better advantage of what natural light is available will make your kitchen feel warmer and more welcoming. Plus, with improved lighting, your guests will be able to see the magnificent meal you’ve prepared that much better.
Opt for an Open Concept Kitchen
Having your kitchen open to the dining and living room can be a huge bonus for large family gatherings! You can mix and mingle with the family even when you have to periodically check on the turkey. When it’s time to serve dinner, carrying heavy, hot plates will be a lot easier and safer in your open concept kitchen. There will be no doorways or narrow hallways to walk through.
Expand Your Counter Space
What’s Thanksgiving without all of the food? Turkey, stuffing, gravy, yams, mashed potatoes, pies, and it just seems to keep going. Adding extra counter space and an island to your kitchen is probably just what you could use right before you start cooking. Plus, the more room you have, the more food you can make!
Work in a Wider Kitchen
Are you a family that enjoys cooking together in the kitchen for Thanksgiving? If so, having ample room for everyone to maneuver is essential. You want wide walkways, and enough room between the sink, the refrigerator, and the oven so nobody is bumping into each other. A few simple changes and you’ll suddenly find that there’s enough room for everyone.
Keep it Easy to Clean
You’ve cooked a great meal, enjoyed a wonderful holiday, and now that everyone’s gone, you’re left with the mess. Installing an easy-to-clean tile backsplash, countertops, and durable flooring into your kitchen will all help make clean up easier. Of course enlisting the family to help out couldn’t hurt either.
Get Your Kitchen Thanksgiving Approved
If you want to put any of these kitchen Thanksgiving upgrades in place before your family and friends arrive, then call Special Additions. We’re one of the largest and most reputable cabinetry dealers in the New Jersey/New York Area. Our kitchen designers will work with you to make sure your kitchen is holiday ready