Holiday Wishes For the Kitchen

Every time you cook a holiday dinner, do you wonder where all the counter space is hiding?  Do you feel like your kitchen shrinks on Thanksgiving and Christmas?  This season, make a wish list as you’re cooking the holiday turkey or serving the apple pie.  Don’t just make the list in your head.  Really stop and write it down or punch it into your electronic tablet.

Remodeling your kitchen is a great investment in your home.  Not only would you be able to enjoy the new layout, new counters or appliances, but a new, updated kitchen is a great selling point for a home.  According to many realtors, it is the number one feature people look at when buying a new home.  Even if you’re not planning a home sale in the near future, the kitchen should meet your needs and make cooking enjoyable.  Perhaps you need a center island for extra counter space.  Or, if you often cook meals for large groups, maybe a double oven and industrial-sized stove would make your preparation easier.  If you’d rather have an eat-in kitchen so you don’t have to carry all the food to the dining room, make this wish real – put it on your list.

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over, refer to your wish list.  Evaluate whether or not your wishes are practical or even realistic.  Get serious and talk to a custom remodeler about your ideas.  You might be pleasantly surprised at what you can do.  Get some prices.  Get some ideas from the people who do remodeling every day.

Then, give yourself a gift that will make cooking easier all year-round – not just on the holidays.