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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 Lafayette, 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.

Regardless of whether you are having five or 50 people over for the holidays, these tips can help reduce your stress and ensure your home is safe and comfortable. 

  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 allows you to simply put all of the dishes away and say goodbye to your one-and-done pans.
  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 everywhere.
  3. Now is a great time to call in the professionals at McComb Window & Door in Lafayette 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. Add some life in the dead of winter. Through the brisk season in Lafayette, it is hard to find bright 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 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 an inviting area to settle after a big Thanksgiving dinner, either.
  6. Popular opinion says holiday food is the best. Touch up on your home, but also fine-tune your favorite recipes. When your food completes the beauty of your kitchen, your guests will want to come back to the best kitchen in Lafayette 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 collect dust during the rest of the year, dining rooms finally get the action they deserve around the holidays. Whether you’re gearing toward elegant or festive, 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 can take advantage of endless possibilities to expand your space and utilize a nook. Get creative and add tables, chairs or even a bench with extra storage. Make this a special space for your family to enjoy the holidays, and spend time together throughout the year.
  10. Last, no matter how many projects you complete before the holidays, give yourself 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 Lafayette than the holidays. Toss in some comfy throw pillows and enjoy.
 
For more ideas about how to make your holiday season a little more cozy for your friends and family, stop in to see our professionals at McComb Window & Door in our Lafayette showroom or give us a call at 317-983-5804.

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