Rule Your Kitchen like a Master Chef during the Holiday Rush

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.

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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.

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