Oh, the holidays—a time to sink or swim in the kitchen in front of all the friends and family you offered to host after that third glass of wine at a casual get-together in early November. The best way to set oneself up for success is to prepare, according to the National Association of REALTORS® consumer website HouseLogic. To set up a kitchen like a professional chef (especially for the holidays), HouseLogic outlined several ways to get organized, including choosing the right appliances (if you can, splurge for a gas stove for greater cooking control); learning to work in a tight, strategic kitchen space and making sure everything is nearby so you don’t have to run around too much; and planning for more than one cook since people love to congregate in the kitchen.
Check out HouseLogic’s tips for preparing a kitchen for those special holiday meals. Talk to homeowners and local chefs in your area to see how they organize their personal kitchens during the busy entertaining season. Ask a REALTOR® what kitchen features might make life a little easier for serious at-home chefs.