Winter is coming! Are you ready? When it comes to kitchens, we’ve got you covered. So go ahead, grab a cozy sweater, pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa, pull up a stool at the kitchen island, and read on! From small tasks that simplify your cooking routine, to updating your home improvement project planner, here are three helpful tips to get your kitchen ready for winter.
Pull out those amazing small appliances.
When the weather turns chilly, grilling out on the back porch is no longer an option. Thankfully, there are other easy solutions for meal prep that don’t require putting on your winter coat and boots. You may have to dig around in the back of your kitchen pantry cabinet to find them, but now is the time to pull out your slow cooker and instant pot.
If you don’t already own these amazingly handy small appliances, what are you waiting for? Just imagine having a hot meal ready and waiting for you at the end of a long and busy day or cooking up a 5-pound chicken in less than an hour! Come winter, a slow cooker or instant pot deserves a prime space in your cabinetry or a place on your kitchen island countertops. And don’t forget to install a heavy-duty mixer lift for all the holiday baking you will be doing!
Warm up your decor.
Make your kitchen more inviting by adding warm touches and seasonal decor. Swap out lightweight table linens, area rugs, and kitchen window treatments for heavier fabrics, and add in winter colors and patterns that compliment your walls and kitchen cabinet finishes. If you have an open concept kitchen, carry your seasonal color scheme into the TV room with throw pillows and fleece or chunky knit blankets.
Update your home improvement project planner.
Think about what needs to be done around the house to prepare for winter and update your home improvement project planner. Items might include changing out filters, checking kitchen windows and doors for areas where cold air could enter the home, and appling new weatherstripping or replacing broken screens. After you check off the necessities, make your wish list!
Installing backsplash tile, waterproof luxury vinyl flooring, and even ready to assemble (or pre-assembled) new cabinets are all great DIY winter projects to tackle. Or organize your kitchen pantry cabinet with inside cabinet accessories that will keep your kitchen tidy and running smoothly during the busy holiday season.
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