Is your home ready for Thanksgiving?

Is your home ready for Thanksgiving?

With the holidays fast approaching, getting your home ready for guests and events is at the top of many people’s priority list. From countertops to cabinets and décor, there are several renovations and upgrades you can make before hosting your holiday gatherings.

Kitchen Cost and Remodeling

Before you start making any changes and planning any big purchases when remodeling your home, taking a look at your budget and getting an estimate is crucial. By taking a look at our kitchen remodel cost estimator, you can get an accurate estimate of the cost to remodel, as well as get one step ahead in the planning process.

When using the cost calculator, you can input layout and measurements while also deciding if you would like to include a kitchen island. From there, you can choose design options and get a peek into all of the changes you can start with, including options for storage, countertops, range hoods, and more!

Kitchen Visualizer

Once you know the renovations you want to start with, you can work on getting an idea of what those changes will look like with our 3D kitchen visualizer. It is a free and easy tool to use when looking into bigger changes such as cabinets, flooring, backsplashes, and even appliances. These are essential when planning out major renovations.

Being able to plan out and compare different cabinet styles and colors with backsplashes or countertops can make any decision and/or changes a lot easier. Having a plan for big renovations before the holidays can set you up for successful hosting and get-togethers with a kitchen you know you will love!

Cabinets, decor, and colors 

Cabinets are one of the main focuses in a kitchen and can change the look and feel of your home overall. Whether you switch the layout, design, color, or even the knobs and finishes, you can achieve a brand-new look. Big and small changes in style and color are extremely useful for kitchen and home revamps especially for the holidays.

If a kitchen has mostly neutral and darker cabinets, add in pops of color with décor items like thanksgiving or holiday hand towels, centerpieces, and signboards. Taking advantage of any shelves and counter space is one of the easiest ways to decorate and get ready for the holidays.

Hanging and including foliage is another idea for including freshness and color against light-colored counters and backsplashes in your kitchen. Keeping colors in mind can help you brighten up your kitchen and home and give it the appearance of having more space.

Seating and Bar options 

For holidays and thanksgiving, space can become an issue or a great opportunity to use all your kitchen to your advantage. If you have a bar or kitchen island already in your kitchen, you can use these areas for more seating during bigger get-togethers. Bars and kitchen islands are great to use for a bar/drinks area or to include smaller dishes and décor to save you space in your other dining areas.

Lighting and fireplaces 

One of the final smaller changes that can help bring a cozy feel to your kitchen and your home is the lighting you use. Cabinet lighting is great if you have darker countertops and cabinets. It can add depth to your kitchen. Also consider adding an electric fireplace.  Fireplaces create a great gathering spot once the festivities are over and give a warm and cozy feel to your home which is just what the holidays are about! If you don’t have the space and want an easy installation, this is a great option. It is low maintenance and can be a great piece for your dining room or home in general.

Looking to start your home renovation to prepare for your friends and family this holiday season? Lily Ann Cabinets is here to help you plan, design and complete your project with ease! For more information on starting your renovation project, speak to one of our many Lily Ann Cabinets designers who can walk you through the process! Happy Holidays from our family to yours!


1. Does a kitchen backsplash make the interior look nicer? 

A good backsplash can elevate the look of your kitchen, giving it a seamless look and dimension between cabinets and countertops.

2. What are some decorative open shelving kitchen ideas? (Could make a blog also)

Open shelving is practical and aesthetic in a kitchen that has minimal cabinetry! Check out this blog by Foter for more ideas!

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