Kitchen Layout Ideas for the Holiday Season:
Thanksgiving is almost here, and we've been thinking about all the ways to build holiday spaces into the kitchen. Get tips on island seating arrangements, wall ovens, and pantry styles, in some of our most popular photo guides, below.
Islands with Seating - and Space for All Day Snacking
Large islands are hugely popular in new homes right now. Want space to spread out during the holidays? These articles will give you a good indication of the best island sizes for the number of seats you want:
Double Wall Oven Layouts for Holiday Cooking
When Thanksgiving rolls around, it's cooking crunch time. You oven capacity can make or break the day! See how popular double wall ovens are in Raleigh new homes, in these photo guides:Wall Overs VS. Under-Stove Range - Which is Best for Bulk Cooking?
Why choose a gas cooktop? Top Reasons Homebuyers Think Gas Powered Ranges are Better
Butler's Pantry Ideas - Making Room for Serving Platters
You can expand the "size" of your kitchen by putting a butler's pantry in the dining room, a hallway, under the stairs, or other tucked-away space.
During holiday time, you'll love having a secondary serving area. Between events, the storage space will keep your kitchen clear of less-used items like large serving platters, extra glassware, and formal china.
Take a look at some of our favorite butler's pantry photos:
Walk in Pantries - For those Holiday Costco Runs
Now that it's time to hit up Costco, Sams Club, and BJ's for friends and family coming to town, we're extra thankful for walk in pantry layouts.
See photos and floor plans of our most popular walk in pantries, here:5 Corner Pantries with Floor Plans and Photos
Walk-In Kitchen Pantries (not located in a corner)
7 "Costco" Size Pantry Designs (see home plans with more than one kitchen pantry)
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