When you get the memo that you will be hosting the family
holidays this year in Minneapolis, don’t stress about it. 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
Whether you are
having five or 50 guests 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. 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 clean up simple so you have more time for the good stuff.
- The holidays are a great 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.
- Before the holidays is the perfect
time to call in the professionals at Pella Windows and Doors in
Minneapolis 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 the brisk season in Minneapolis, it can be difficult to find bright colors outside
of 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 comfy places
to settle after a big Thanksgiving dinner, either.
- Everyone knows 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 Minneapolis every year. If you don’t like cooking, add fun with
festive plates to put tasty treats on.
- This time of year is a perfect time to check or install your smoke alarms.
Fires are common during
the holiday season. 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 love a festive, themed table or a simple setting,
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. 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 decide to tackle
before the holidays, give yourself time with your loved ones. Use
your skills to create a humble abode for all. There isn’t a better time to feel at home in
Minneapolis 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, come in and talk with
our professionals at Pella Windows and Doors in our Minneapolis showroom or give us a call at 612-249-7371.