Guests at the Holidays

Guests at the HolidaysAre you getting sick of the holiday-centric posts on the Australian Heritage Homes blog, yet? We hope not. It’s one of our favourite times of the year and we spend a lot of time chatting about the best advice to give the readers of our blog. This year, it’s spanned the spectrum. We’ve thought about the best ways to care for your home, the best ways to care for your family and today… to care for those guests. Yes, you might love most of them. But, we’re guessing that there are a special group that though you love them… you might not like them. There’s a reason that the holidays are detailed as one of the most stressful times of year. It’s for good reason. But, don’t fret! The Australian Heritage Homes team is here to ensure that you’re as un-stressed as possible and bonus… you actually get to enjoy your holidays. Read on for our two cents and best practices to navigate guests during the holiday season:

  1. Make sure that you’re cooking in advance. Can you imagine the stress of using your kitchen once the guests have arrived? Not something you want to explore. That being said, we know that there are certain dishes that need to be prepared in real-time. Keep those in the stove and keep everything else in the fridge, so that when the time comes for the big meals, you’re able to easily heat and serve everything (and look like the cooking champion that you are). The AHH team is well-versed in designing kitchens that set you up for success in this ways, so if you have questions, feel free to ask!
  2. Go the extra mile to make your guests feel welcome. We know, they may be incredibly annoying. But, you invited them for a reason and you’ll only feel great about yourself if they leave and you provided the best experience ever. One great way to do this? Add a “Welcome” note to their room when they arrive. You can be as creative as you like and you’ll definitely make their stay… or even their holidays. Here are some great inspiration ideas.
  3. Short of room? Not a problem, let’s get creative. The AHH team loves designing homes that cater to every possible type of design. That means that we have tonnes of recommendations as to where those last minute relatives can stay and sleep and eat and play. We work with all sorts of different configurations of designs of homes and there is no challenge that we’re not acquainted with.

The holidays can be stressful, but when you work with companies like the Australian Heritage Homes team, you’re in the best hands ever. We’re excited for you and yours and know that this is going to be the very best year ever.

Thank you for being companions of the AHH team. We’re grateful for you and can’t wait for the best year yet.