It’s time to start preparing your kitchen for Thanksgiving. For many households, Thanksgiving can be one of the biggest holidays of the year with the number of guests along with the amount of prep work and cooking needed. Following these tips will help save you time, energy, and a lot of stress, allowing you to relax and enjoy the holiday with your family and friends.
Preparing your kitchen for hosting a Thanksgiving meal comes with delicious food, great company, and a lot of time spent in your kitchen. It’s especially true if you are hosting and entertaining this Thanksgiving.
Tips for Kitchen Efficiency on Turkey Day:
- Maximize Your Kitchen Space: Does your kitchen have enough room between the sink and oven? Having wide walkways can open up your kitchen to make it look and feel larger than it actually is. So when your little ones want to help you make cookies or your dad has to check on the turkey in the oven, there’s enough room for everyone in your kitchen space.
- Lengthy Countertops: Thanksgiving calls for ample kitchen counter space. Often, many kitchens lack the counter space needed for easy hosting. When you add more surface area to your kitchen, it creates more space. Having more countertop space is great for hosting large gatherings during the holidays. It also helps with your food prep, cooking, and spreading out platters. The best part of Thanksgiving is the quantity of food continuously brought into and out of the kitchen.
Turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry salad, sugar cream pie, pecan pie, the list usually goes on and on. At least if you are at my house, it does! Having additional counter space and a kitchen island is definitely beneficial by providing you with generous room for hosting and still being able to finish cooking.
- Additional Seating: Consider installing a high counter that can also be used as a bar where people can sit, drink, eat, and converse, making Thanksgiving more enjoyable. It can be as simple as adding barstools to the kitchen island or the high counter bar. Oftentimes people are willing to help prepare food and talk with the host without being “in the way.”
- Ease of Cleaning: Holy Stuffing! Your eyes are glazed over, and your massive food coma only continues. Unfortunately, there is no escaping kitchen cleanup duty after Thanksgiving. You’ve cooked, hosted, and dined, and everyone’s left. It’s time to clean up this mess. Easy-to-clean backsplash, countertops, and flooring in your kitchen make this process a breeze.
Are you looking to Remodel your Kitchen?
It might be too late to tackle a major kitchen remodeling project for this year’s Thanksgiving. However, preparing your kitchen for Thanksgiving and the current events, challenges, and hassles you foresee related to your kitchen and the dining experience are ones to certainly take note of.
It’s not too late to prepare and talk to us about getting your remodeling projects completed for next year’s holiday events. When you’re ready to start your kitchen remodel, a contractor can walk you through the entire process and help you renovate your kitchen. Call us at 800.900.7875, or connect with us for a complimentary in-home consultation.