The calm before the storm that is the holiday season is a great opportunity to take stock of your home and begin preparing for the flurry of activity and out-of-town guests that will soon arrive. There may even be a home improvement project or two that you want to knock out before your loved ones visit. Make sure your home is holiday hosting-ready with this handy checklist.
How to Prep Your Home for Holiday Hosting
Clear out the Kitchen
Now is the perfect time to go through the recesses of your refrigerator, freezer and pantry and purge anything that is expired or looks mysterious. Consolidate any condiments and spices you have in multiples, and check that your appliances both large and small are in working order.
Tip: Install a Smart Faucet
Juggling multiple tasks in the kitchen? Minimize the mess with the Sensate® smart faucet, which follows voice commands to dispense a measured amount of water hands-free. It also features motion sensor technology that turns the faucet on and off with a wave of the hand.
Stock Up on the Essentials
Take inventory of your pantry. Replenish your supply of common baking ingredients like sugar, flour, baking powder and baking soda if you’re running low. Same goes for oft-used winter spices like cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Also make sure you have enough coffee and creamer to go around.
Check your reserves of toilet paper, paper towels and cleaning supplies, especially if you have many guests staying overnight. Having the essentials stored and ready to use at home will save many a frantic trip to the busy and understaffed grocery store.
Add Cozy Touches to the Guest Room
Dress the guest bedroom in fresh linens and plenty of cushy pillows. Clear out a couple dresser drawers and carve out some closet space to offer a place for overnight guests to store their clothes and suitcases.
In the bathroom, stock up on toothbrushes, toothpaste and toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion. Place a pile of fluffy towels where they can be easily located. Check that the fan is working.
Give Guests a Spa-Like Shower Space
After you’ve retrieved your box of decorations from the attic and dusted off the old family fruitcake recipe, you may look around and realize that some of your guest spaces have seen better days.
Remodel Your Bath With LuxStone
Luckily, it’s not too late to remodel your old guest bath! With a super fast design and installation process, KOHLER® LuxStone® can transform your home’s bath and shower spaces into a spa-like oasis that even your father-in-law can’t complain about.
All it takes is an in-home consultation to assemble your shower design, receive a quote and schedule your installation. After that, installation of your complete shower can take as little as one day.
For a luxuriously cozy and inviting shower space installed in as little as one day, schedule an in-home design consultation with a local Kohler Partner.