Thanksgiving is tomorrow; Christmas is a month away. We’ve made it to the holidays once again! As many homeowners host guests for Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities, chances are you will be using your kitchen a little more than usual! It’s also time to impress your guests with your home and design!
At GMS Werks, we work with interior designers to transform kitchens and bathrooms using natural stone! We understand how important the design and cleanliness of your home is for entertaining during the holidays! Below, we give some tips on how to keep your kitchen clean this holiday season!
The first thing you should always keep in mind while guests are at your home is to clean up spills and messes right away. This is certainly true if you are cooking Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner at your home! How are you supposed to show off your new white granite countertops when there’s green bean casserole all over the place?!
When cooking for your guests, always remember to wipe down your countertops! No one enjoys hanging out and talking around a countertop that has food crumbs or sticky liquids! Wiping down your white granite countertops consistently will make your kitchen and home look and feel clean, while also protecting your natural stone surfaces as well!
When cooking for Thanksgiving, chances are you will be using some sort of pots, pans and other things that may be hot. Consider using silicone mats to place these not pots on rather than placing them directly on your stone countertops. Hot pots and pans can end up creating burn marks on your stone countertops, which is a costly repair to fix.
Another thing that may turn off your guests is a pile of dirty dishes just sitting in the sink. Although it’s inevitable that there will be plenty of dishes to clean when hosting a holiday event, it’s a smart idea to clean them as you go! This will keep your dishes clean, your sink empty, your kitchen tidy and your guests happy!
Lastly, you should always plan for a holiday event that you are hosting. Are there going to be more people than usual coming? Think about how you can temporarily redesign your kitchen to create enough space for everyone!
Another thing to consider is sealing your white granite countertops before the holidays! As your countertops will be getting more use over the next couple of months, now is a great time to get that done!
When hosting guests this Thanksgiving and Christmas, be sure you are doing everything you can to keep your home clean and tidy. Use these tips to impress your guests this year and protect your kitchen countertops!
At GMS Werks, we are experts when it comes to everything natural stone. From countertops to flooring to fireplace surrounds, our team can install what you need! Give us a call or visit our website today to learn more about our natural stone products and services!