Is Your Kitchen Holiday Ready?

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, the official start of the 2013 Holiday season. The time of the year  filled with gatherings, meals, parties, and time spent with family and friends. It’s also the time of year where gathering and entertaining spaces become integral to the success of get-togethers (and  keeping your sanity…) when your house is filled with all the food, family and friends the holiday brings.

Question #1: Are you holiday ready?

Sure, you’ve made your grocery shopping list, pulled out the decorations from the basement, started your gifting list, and most likely you’ve got a few dates for holiday parties and gatherings on your calendar! That’s a good start….but what about your home?

Question #2: Is your home holiday ready?

The spaces in your home can be the difference between a comfortable and a chaotic holiday. We design our homes with the way you live in mind. Our home designs offer open spaces, natural light, and perfect gathering spaces at the best addresses in Central PA.

When it comes to entertaining for the holidays, our first thought goes to the kitchen (and at Charter Homes & Neighborhoods we love a great kitchen). We’ve complied our list of our favorite features available to make your kitchen perfect from everyday cooking, to hosting and entertaining with ease. Check them out here:

1. The Buffet Island: Space to prep, and space to serve! The two tiers create the extra space and separate places to display food and put the finishing touches on the next to be served!


(Pictured: Florin Hill, Mount Joy)

2. Open floorplan into the Great Room: No one wants to be cooped up in the kitchen and miss all of the fun–with an open floorplan you can tend to your culinary masterpieces, and still be involved with the conversation!


(Pictured: Walden, Mechanicsburg)

3. Plenty of Kitchen Counter and Cabinet Space: Storage has never looked more beautiful, and counterspace has never been as plentiful!


(Pictured: Veranda, Lancaster)

4. Wall of Windows/Morning Room Addition: Add natural light (and additional living space) to your kitchen by choosing a beautiful morning room!


(Pictured: Millcreek, West Lampeter)


So what’s your kitchen “must have”?

Visit any of our designer model homes across Central PA and find out how you can spend the next holiday season entertaining in a kitchen you love! Call 800.325.3030 to schedule a tour or visit for a list of neighborhoods!