Master Holiday Entertaining

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Christmas and New Years…oh my! The bustling holiday season is in full swing, and amidst the festive cheer and good spirits, there’s also shopping to do, meals to be prepped, and homes to be cleaned. We know how stressful this time of the year can be, especially for those hosting for the holidays. Take the stress out of the kitchen with these tips on prepping this important room in the house for the holidays.

Clean, clean, clean!

We can’t overstate the importance of starting with a clean slate—literally! Spend some time well before your guests’ arrival scrubbing and polishing appliances, wiping countertops, and cleaning out your food storage and pantries. A tidy, organized kitchen will put you at ease as you begin the hosting process.
Bluestone Reimagined

Check for the work triangle

Making sure your kitchen is at its most functional is the next step. For this, you’ll want to look for the work triangle, with the three corners made up of the refrigerator, sink and stove. The work triangle makes it easy for the chef to maneuver through the space and access the three important points in the kitchen. Ethereal is a great example of the work triangle in action, with the refrigerator, sink and stove all easily accessible for those in the kitchen!

Ensure you have ample storage space

Storage is crucial to the success of a large-scale holiday meal. There are so many elements and ingredients that go into concocting a delicious meal for your guests, so give yourself as many storage options as possible. Take inspiration from our Turquoise Beach project, which boasts a methodical, well-designed pantry to make life a little easier for the homeowners!
Turquoise Beach

Brighten up your space

Don’t discount the importance of proper lighting. Remember to blend general, accent and task lighting to illuminate your space for both your guests as well as yourself! A well-lit kitchen welcomes your guests while making your chef duties a lot easier. Take a cue from our Hinahina project, which is fitted with Cree CR Series LED recessed general lighting. Luxurious opal pendants by Stone Lighting also offer useful task lighting above the countertops.

At Archipelago Hawaii, we understand the holidays can be overwhelming, especially for party hosts. We hope these tips will help you enjoy your best holiday season yet! For more expert advice, call (808) 263-8891 or follow us on Facebook!