Master the Holidays in Your Gerstad Kitchen

With the holiday season in full swing, kitchens across the country are transforming into bustling hubs of activity filled with the chaos of preparation, festive celebrations and more. At Gerstad Builders, we recognize the central role that a well-designed food preparation space plays during this joyous time of year. 

As gatherings become more frequent and foot traffic increases, the kitchen becomes the heart of the home, witnessing the creation of memorable meals and the forging of cherished traditions. Join us as we delve into our favorite homebuying tips to start new traditions in your Gerstad home, ensuring that this holiday season is stress-free.

Spotlighting Gerstad Kitchens

Gerstad Builders kitchen interior with wooden cabinetry and granite countertops

In a Gerstad home, the kitchen isn’t just a place to cook; it’s an area designed for seamless hosting and culinary creativity. Our kitchens boast generous counter space, providing the ideal canvas for preparing large meals and hosting informal get-togethers. Whether you’re whipping up a feast or arranging appetizers, our large countertops accommodate all your cooking endeavors.

Our food preparation spaces also allow homeowners the freedom to set up stations during the holiday festivities to allow easy traffic control and set the stage for visitors to enjoy every common area of the home. Organize a cookie decorating corner for the young ones or a cocktail creation station for the adults! The opportunities are endless in your new spacious kitchen.

Decorate Your Space

Gerstad Builders Holiday Decor Tips with white countertops and holiday plants

Elevate the festive ambiance in your Gerstad kitchen by incorporating seasonal colors and décor. Quickly transform your area by cleaning and organizing, allowing holiday cheer to shine. Utilize the abundant counter space for creative displays, showcasing seasonal treats or a dazzling array of decorations. With a Gerstad kitchen, your holiday décor becomes integral to the celebration.

Whether you’re a fan of natural or kitschy décor, your kitchen has plenty of opportunity to let your decorative side shine! Lay out faux branches and berries to add a natural touch, and add candlesticks or holiday-scented tea lights for a soft glow. Break out your ceramic Christmas tree or a Santa cookie jar for a cute nod to the season.

Planning & Prepping

people decorating holiday cookies on kitchen island

Planning and preparation are vital to ensuring a stress-free holiday season. Gerstad kitchens are designed to streamline your efforts, providing an island perfect for socializing, a countertop ready for a drinks station and additional seating for large gatherings.

Are you anticipating a large crowd this holiday season? Prepare a menu, develop a schedule and purchase essentials in advance to guarantee your event goes off without a hitch! With our thoughtful design, you can navigate the holiday culinary chaos effortlessly.

Start New Traditions

Gerstad Builders Kitchen with white cabinetry, granite countertops and large winow with black appliances

The holiday season is the ideal time to initiate new traditions in your Gerstad home. Encourage creativity in holiday cooking with friends and family, exploring diverse recipes to make each celebration unique. Foster family traditions centered around cooking by breaking out decades-old recipes and creating lasting memories in the heart of your home. Our kitchens are the perfect backdrop for forging traditions that will be cherished for years to come.

Embark on a holiday journey in a new home with Gerstad Builders in McHenry, Poplar Grove and Richmond, IL, and Williams Bay, WI. Call 815-385-4495, or contact us online today for more information.

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