When you get the memo that you will be hosting the family
holidays this year in Calgary, 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
No matter if you are
having five or 50 people over for the holidays, these
tips will help ensure your celebrations are safe and enjoyable for
all—even you, the host!
- A storage-packed island will give you 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 makes clean up simple so you have more time for the good stuff.
- The holidays are the perfect time for you to dress up your fireplace with up-to-date design trends. This space can really set
the celebratory mood for your whole home. Whether you want a television or
various decorations hung above the mantel, the possibilities to add a personal
touch are virtually endless.
- Now is a great time to call in the professionals at Pella Windows and Doors in
Calgary 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.
- The winter months are the
perfect time to add a little life to your décor. Through the brisk season in Calgary, it is hard to find vibrant 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 the kids need a table or there simply
aren’t enough seats,
make sure to provide enough easy seating and places to
your guests. Don’t forget about a cozy spot
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 rivals the beauty of your kitchen, your guests will want to come back to the best
kitchen in Calgary 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.
easy to be forgetful, especially during busy holidays. 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. Get creative and add tables, chairs or even a storage bench. Make a perfect spot
to reflect on your holidays and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate after a successful
no matter how many projects you can fit in
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
Calgary than the holidays. Toss in some comfy throw pillows and enjoy.
For more help 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 Calgary showroom or call
us at 403-681-6363.