How to Make Your Home Shine for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and before you know it, your house will be full of family members, friends, and out of town guests. We know that getting your home ready for entertaining can be a daunting task, so we’ve put together a list of 5 ways to make your home shine just in time for the holiday season.


1) It’s The Most Wonderful Time To Declutter

The holidays are all about spending time with family and friends, so why not make those people feel welcome with a mess-free home? To ensure everything stays organized and clutter-free throughout the season, we recommend doing a purge of remnants laying around the house before you begin decorating and entertaining. Get rid of anything that isn't necessary for daily life and take the time to finally put things away you have been procrastinating. This may include items like old books, magazines, toys, or clothing. If it no longer serves a purpose, it may be the perfect time to donate it or throw it away.

2) Sit Back, Relax, And Let Your Home Clean Itself

Once you’ve decluttered, you may want to consider cleaning the spaces that often get neglected throughout the year - windows, outdoor spaces, light fixtures, etc. If you begin your deep clean weeks in advance, you’ll be able to focus on the small details such as preparing guest rooms and dusting off knickknacks, while leaving plenty of time to enjoy your guests’ company.

To cut down your holiday preparation cleaning, consider installing fixtures and appliances that are sure to make your life that much easier, not only during this time of year, but on an ongoing basis. American Standard’s ActiClean Self-Cleaning Toilet was designed to do just that - equipped with a safe yet effective cleaning solution, this innovative toilet cleans and removes stains with a simple press of a button so that you can finally put scrubbing and scouring to rest. Simply choose from two bowl cleaning cycles - Quick Clean for regular upkeep in between deep cleanings, and Deep Clean for a complete and thorough cleaning that lasts for 10 whole minutes.
Avery Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Selectronic Hands-Free Technology

3) Focus On The Heart Of The Home

If there’s one area of the home that people always gravitate towards during the holidays, it is most definitely the kitchen. With more people sharing this space than usual, think about what you can do ahead of time to make not only your guests’ experience more memorable, but also your life a whole lot easier. Some simple steps that are a must-have on your to-do list may include clearing off tables and countertops, whipping out your holiday dish sets, prepping a beverage station, and more. But if you’re looking to make a big statement for your guests, spruce up this space with modern-day fixtures.

Not only do touchless kitchen faucets add the perfect modern touch to your kitchen, they are also great at keeping your space clean and hygienic. The Avery Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Selectronic Hands-Free Technology allows you to turn on/off the water with a simple wave of the hand, reducing the spread of germs and bacteria that often linger on surfaces. A hands-free faucet will also save you time when preparing and cooking your holiday meals for a less stressful and more efficient experience.
Saybrook Filtered Kitchen Faucet

If touchless isn’t at the top of mind this season, you may want to consider installing a faucet that works just as hard as you do. Our Saybrook Filtered Kitchen Faucet is the perfect addition to your kitchen space, especially during the busy holiday season. Equipped with an innovative filtration system, this faucet reduces harmful impurities from your tap water with the simple push of a button. Not only will this come in handy for drinking, cooking, and baking, but it will also provide peace of mind knowing that your house is that much safer for you and your loved ones.
Studio S Widespread Bathroom Faucet

4) Dress Up Your Bathroom

Another area of the home that may need sprucing up is the powder room. If you’re looking to bring holiday cheer to this space, some simple additions guests will appreciate is a warming scented candle and holiday-theme hand towels to create a cozy, inviting environment. 

Alternatively, you may be looking to refresh this space with more than just holiday decor. By swapping out your old bathroom faucet for a modern yet elegant alternative, this will be sure to add a beautiful focal point to the space while leaving a long-lasting impression. Our Studio S Widespread Bathroom Faucet features a sleek geometric design and soft edges for the ideal modern faucet refresh. This water-saving faucet is also available in three timeless finishes so that you can personalize your space exactly how you envision it.
Spectra Filtered Shower System

5) Be Prepared For Holiday Sleepovers

If you have guests visiting from out of town, it may be a good idea to spruce up your guest room so you are prepared in the case of potential sleepovers. If you tend to keep these areas of your home fairly neat and organized, you may only need to change sheets and pull out some towels. However, if you’re looking to take extra care of your loved ones for ultimate comfort, you may want to consider simple yet effective guest-room fixture updates.

Our Spectra Filtered Shower System is the ideal shower system for treating your family and friends to a relaxing, spa-like experience. Featuring a quick-change carbon filter, this system reduces up to 50% of chlorine in your shower water, leaving your guests’ skin and hair feeling soft and hydrated. Not only does this system offer a memorable pampering experience, but it also features a modern design for a bold yet elegant statement in your bathroom.

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