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Ways to Welcome Family in your Home this Holiday Season

Posted on November 22, 2016 by kim

The holidays are almost here, which means lots of opportunities to gather with friends and family to spend time and share meals. The kitchen is the heart of the home and a natural gathering place, but for some of your guests, moving around and helping in the kitchen might be difficult.

We have a few ideas to help prepare your kitchen for out of town guests so everyone can help make those family recipes:

· Make sure there is plenty of light in your kitchen. Now is the time to replace dead light bulbs and even add under-cabinet lighting. Good lighting is important for cooking, especially if your guests don’t have the best eyesight. 

· Now is the perfect time to add a pull-down shelf like this one from Richelieu Hardware. Instead of grabbing a stool to reach the highest shelves of your cabinet, you and your guests can simply pull the shelf down. It is much safer and easier.

· Similar to adding pull-down shelves, it’s a great time to add pull out drawers to some of your lower cabinets. Storing Tupperware, pots, and pans can get disorganized, and items often fall to the back of cabinets. Adding a pull out drawer makes it easier to find what you’re looking for. Plus you won’t have to bend and stretch as far, a plus for elderly and pregnant guests.

· Instead of adding something to your kitchen for the holidays, think about de-cluttering. Removing throw rugs makes it safer for elderly relatives in wheelchairs and rambunctious children to move around your home.  Think about removing some extra counter decorations – that will allow more space for helping hands.

There is a lot of preparation that goes into getting ready for the holidays, and preparing your kitchen should be at the top of that list. For more tips on making your home welcoming for all your family this season, call us at (513) 482-5100.

Happy Holidays!



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