10 tips for a safe, comfortable, organized holiday

10 Tips for a Safe, Comfortable, Organized Holiday Season

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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 season.

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! 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 windows, to make sure everyone has a warm and cozy holiday.
  4. 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.
  5. Whether the kids need a table or there simply aren’t enough seats, make sure to provide enough easy seating and places to dine for your guests. Don’t forget about a cozy spot to settle after a big Thanksgiving dinner, either.
  6. 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.
  7. Now is the perfect time to check or install your smoke alarms. It’s 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 celebration.
  10. Last, 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.

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