Simple Changes That Will Get Your Kitchen Ready for the New Year

In a previous article, we discussed how to prepare for the holiday season and create a Christmas wonderland. Christmas is always more special when you have relatives and close friends coming over, but the fun continues all the way to New Year’s Eve. Having a lot of guests over means your kitchen will see a lot more foot traffic. In some cases, the kitchen is also where everyone gathers and catches up. 

You can set the mood of the house by setting the mood in the kitchen, especially if you are hosting a New Year’s party. Since you will be using the kitchen more, it is also a good idea to make the space more comfortable and festive at the same time. These kitchen makeovers and small changes are definitely among the ones to consider if you want to get your kitchen ready for the occasion. 

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A Festive Kitchen 
One of the easiest ways to refresh your kitchen is by adding holiday decorations. When you consider the kind of mood you can introduce to your house with simple decorations, you will also want to decorate the kitchen and make it stand out. 

A good way to start is by adding fairy lights and holiday ornaments around the kitchen. You can also liven up the space using decorative ribbons or even festive plants such as poinsettia and holly. A green kitchen door garland is also a nice touch.

A Quick Makeover 
A quick makeover is another idea worth exploring as we get closer to New Year’s Eve. Remember that the makeover will continue to be useful and will refresh your kitchen completely after the party is over, which is why it is such a great investment to make. 

A quick kitchen makeover this close to New Year’s Eve isn’t without its challenges, but you can now overcome those challenges rather easily. If you cannot find a good contractor in time for the makeover, for instance, you can opt for a more DIY set of projects to explore. You can even do something as simple as adding a couple more bar stools to your kitchen island/breakfast bar for an extra area for people to gather. 

If you decide to go the complete makeover route, you have top suppliers like Savoy Timber and DIY shops to turn to. Savoy Timber supplies materials that you will need for the project, including pre-cut kitchen worktops and splashbacks. You will have no trouble getting the materials you need for the project beforehand.

New Lights 
You can do more than just add festive lights to the kitchen. Altering the lighting around the kitchen can actually change the mood of the space completely. Simple things such as switching from daylight LED bulbs to warmer hues can make a huge difference. 

Don’t just stop there either. Thanks to LED lights – which now come in different shapes and forms – you can be more meticulous with the way you light up the kitchen. Adding strip lights to certain areas and introducing concealed lights to the space are also small changes that will make a big difference. 

You can even go the smart lighting route in this instance, especially since smart lighting kits are now more affordable than ever. Take advantage of holiday discounts and special offers so that you can pick up the best smart lighting kits for your kitchen without breaking the bank.

A Smarter Kitchen 
Speaking of smart lighting for the kitchen, now is the perfect time to invest in a smarter kitchen too. First, you need a smart hub for your home. The latest Google Home Hub arrived earlier this year and it is perfect for the job. The Amazon Echo Show is also a worthy contender to the Google Home Hub. 

Once you have selected a smart hub for your house, you can start adding smarter appliances to different parts of the property, including the kitchen. A smart coffee maker, a smart thermostat, and even a smart and programmable sous-vide cooker are all great additions to the kitchen that will enable you to spend more time socialising than cooking and providing drinks. 

Turning your kitchen into a smart kitchen will not only make the space more functional, but also more fun to be in. There is something about using voice command to tell the Google Home Hub to play your favourite TV show while you cook that is very satisfying. 

The rest is easy from there. After making the small changes recommended in this article, you can continue by cleaning the kitchen thoroughly and preparing it for the New Year cooking session. It might also be a good idea to add a new water filter so you know you'll be getting the best quality from your water for the new year. The small changes you make to the space will not only create a fresher and warmer ambience for everyone to enjoy, but they will also make the kitchen more useful for you; it is an investment that you’ll benefit from beyond the New Year’s Eve.

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