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10 Tips for a Safe, Comfortable, Organized Holiday Season

10 Tips for a Safe, Comfortable, Organized Holiday Season

If it’s your turn to host your family for the holidays in Norwalk, 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 guests 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 allow you to utilize maximum space in the most important room during the holidays—the kitchen. You’ll have plenty of room for lots of kitchen helpers and good conversations. After a full day of cooking, a kitchen island with hidden nooks and crannies makes it easy to clear away the after-dinner mess so you can relax with loved ones.
  2. The holidays are the perfect time for you to dress up your fireplace with up-to-date design trends. It’s common for families to gather around the fireplace, and having yours well decorated will make for a festive and inviting space. Whether you want a television or various decorations hung above the mantel, the possibilities to add a personal touch abound.
  3. Now is a great time to call in the professionals at Pella Windows and Doors in Norwalk 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 jolly holiday.
  4. Add some life in the dead of winter. Through this chilly season in Norwalk, it is hard to find rich 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.
  5. Whether you need a kids’ table or just need extra chairs, make sure to provide enough easy seating and places to dine for your guests. Don’t forget about comfy places 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 matches the beauty of your kitchen, your guests will want to come back to the best kitchen in Norwalk every year. If you don’t like cooking, have a little fun looking for festive plates to put tasty treats on.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. With bay windows there are endless possibilities to expand your space and utilize a nook. You can add tables, chairs or even a storage bench. This is a perfect spot for you to set Santa’s cookies or enjoy a cup of coffee before Thanksgiving cooking begins.
  10. Last, no matter how many projects you complete before the holidays, only do what you can and still make 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk showroom or give us a call at 203-663-3778.

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