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Holidays Renew Focus on the Heart of the Home

The holidays are right around the corner, which means that people all over the country will be preparing for the upcoming season’s many festivities, which usually center on food. And, for those who choose to host holiday parties, this also means a renewed focus on the heart of the home where food is prepared, guests congregate and the after-dinner coffee is brewed – the kitchen. Inevitably, this is the time of year we also start wishing we had that perfect “Martha Stewart” kitchen to showcase when our friends and family come over to celebrate.

When entertaining in small spaces like apartments, being creative with the kitchen and coming up with unique organization and storage solutions can make a big impact. Below are a few tips and tricks to maximizing kitchen space as we prepare for holiday entertaining.

Holiday Cheers!

Toasting to the holiday season can be difficult if there isn’t a convenient place to store the wine. An under-the-cabinet wine rack is the perfect solution to this storage problem that will also double as a great decorative piece for the kitchen. This way the wine is on display, organized and easy to access when entertaining.

Prep, Store, Dine!

Adding a free-standing kitchen island can serve multiple purposes. Not only can you use it for meal preparation, as well as for storage, but add a few stools and guests can also use it for additional dining space or keep you company while you’re cooking.

Forget the Mistletoe

Instead of hanging mistletoe from your ceiling, consider your pots and pans! These easy-to-reach pots and pans racks look great and provide extra room in kitchen cupboards to store all of your holiday entertaining pieces.

Deck the Shelves with Pops of Color

Empty wall space is like a blank canvas – there’s so much you can do! Build a few shelves to store and display kitchen accessories. This allows you to have utensils within reach, remove unnecessary counter clutter as well as get creative with pops of color that can be tailored to any holiday.

Source: Apartment Guide

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