Designing a Home for the Holidays


Are you ready for the holidays? It’s that time of year again–cozy nights at home, a chance to take a step back, and time with friends and family!

For many of us, the holidays mean visits from relatives that you haven’t seen all year. Maybe you’re lucky enough to be the house where everyone congregates for Christmas morning, holiday feasts, and chilly evenings catching up!

Once the greetings are over and everyone is settled in, though, there can be friction. Have you ever noticed that your home feels cramped when family is around? Maybe you could use another guest bath or simply more space for everyone to spread out. Here at The Ewing Companies, we design for these considerations all the time!

Here are some of the best ways to design a home for the holidays.

Gourmet Kitchen and Prep Area

gourmet_kitchenAn amazing meal starts with a great kitchen. Consider appliances that allow you to cook for a crowd: double ovens, prep sinks, and a pot filler are great ways to ensure you’re ready when those unexpected guests drop in.

Large Kitchen Island

When you’re entertaining, it’s always important to give your guests a place to congregate. In the warm months, that can be a deck or patio. When it’s chilly out, a grand, spacious kitchen island can do double duty! From a place for conversation with a glass of wine to more prep area for you, a kitchen island is a wonderful addition to a gourmet kitchen.

Dining Room for a Crowd


When it’s time to sit down and enjoy a meal, nothing beats an elegant dining room. For most of us, a formal dining room isn’t necessary; however, that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to the big table altogether. A well-lit, spacious dining room might be just what you need for Thanksgiving dinner but remember: it can be loved everyday of the year as a place for weeknight dinners or school projects with the kids.

Think your home could use a refresh before next year’s festivities? Get in touch today! Our amazing designer would love to work with you to create a space that works for everyday of your life–from quiet nights alone to a full house!