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Is your home about to transform into a guest inn for family members and friends during the holiday season? Or are you hosting guests for a big holiday dinner? Either way, we know that whether you’ve done it once or a dozen times, prepping for the holidays can be stressful — there’s no doubt about that.
Follow these expert tips to get your home guest-ready and make your home shine.
The entryway is the first place guests see, so it’s important to make a good first impression. A tidy, well-tended entrance lets guests know you’re looking forward to seeing them. Here’s how you can transform your entryway into a showpiece that provides guests with an inviting entry point to your home that makes them feel comfortable and welcome:
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s so much more than food prep; it’s inevitably where everyone will congregate when entertaining, so be sure to clean, declutter and decorate this space too. Often overlooked is proper lighting that is both functional and comfortable. Natural lighting can enhance your kitchen by bringing out the color of food and making the meals you serve more appealing. Plus, natural lighting can help reduce eye strain, making it easier to read recipes’ small print. And, what better way to improve the look of your kitchen and enhance your holiday décor than by adding natural light?
This will be one of the most heavily used spots in your home while you have guests, so make sure your bathroom is prepared. Humidity will be extra high due to the cold weather, steamy showers, flushing toilets and running sinks. And with major moisture comes potential problems: mold and mildew, a funky smell, peeling wallpaper and even lifting or splitting of laminated plywood vanities. Ventilation is key to help keep the humidity under control. For a stylish, low-profile ventilation design that will wow your guests, try a Solatube Daylighting System with Ventilation Add-On Kit. This 2-in-1 system combines daylighting and ventilation into one attractive fixture, leaving your rooms humidity-free and your bathroom bursting with natural daylight.
Make your guests feel welcomed and loved by taking the time to tidy up the guest room. For a quick transformation:
A simple solution for any area in your home is the Solatube ISn System – it features a built-in, solar-electric nightlight. This fully contained photovoltaic (PV) system is mounted inside your daylighting system’s reflective tubing, where it captures and stores solar energy, then converts it into electricity to power the soft, low-wattage nightlight. This unique capability lets you bring the beauty of natural light into your home during the day, while making it safer and easier to navigate hallways, kitchens, bathrooms, and stairwells at night, especially for any guests.
If you are interested in adding daylighting, solar-electric nightlighting, or ventilation into your home, call your local Solatube Premier Dealer to schedule a free in-home consultation. Solatube Premier Dealers are trained and certified residential daylighting and ventilation experts. They can assess your needs, provide a customized solution, and install your new daylighting or ventilation system in about two hours.
To find your local dealer, you can visit Solatube.com, or call Solatube International, the industry leader, at 888.SOLATUBE.