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On Christmas Eve/Christmas morning I’m typically tapping my toes waiting on water to boil while trying to time one dish with another, then fitting in a sitcom while waiting on my oven to preheat (ridiculous!). My ancient appliances take all the fun out of holiday cooking. If you’ve seen our Holiday House kitchen remodel, then you know a modern update can make a huge difference, especially during the busiest time of the year.

Modern Gray Kitchen Makeover

Designer Laurie March outfitted the once contractor-grade kitchen into a cost-saving yet custom masterpiece with brand-new appliances just in time for holiday cooking. To create a more space-saving solution, she chose a microwave range above the induction cook top. This frees up countertop space and is more cost-efficient, too.

Modern Gray Kitchen Makeover

So, what do you do with all that extra countertop space? Set up a sweet and savory holiday brunch buffet, of course! Laurie’s efficient kitchen layout is perfect for holiday entertaining. The remodel’s biggest splurge, a storage-packed, concrete-topped island, is the ideal spot for setting up a Christmas morning spread. Plus, it’s right beside the oven for a quick warm-up.

Holiday Brunch Ideas

Get your home in tip-top shape before the holidays with our must-try projects from HGTV’s Holiday House.

Frigidaire Gallery Freestanding Induction Range helps you get your holiday meals to the table faster. The induction cook top has a Quick Boil feature that brings water to a boil in less than 2 minutes. The oven also has a 6-minute preheat, so you get all of your dishes in faster. Since induction heats the pan and not the cook top, spills can’t burn to the surface, reducing overall cleaning time. Induction cooking uses the pan as a heat source rather than the cook top, creating more versatile, efficient and responsive results. You will also be able to keep all of your side dishes warm in the Keep Warm Zone that keeps food warm until everything — and everyone — is ready.

12 Responses

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  2. Yolanda says:

    Really nice design. Love the darker cabinets and the backsplash. Will keep this in mind when we redo the kitchen.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Love the color of the cabinets! Could you tell me the brand of paint and what color it is?!

  4. ivan says:

    Very beautiful design. Love the darker cabinets :) http://www.architecturalbrass.com/

  5. jasmine says:

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  6. aaliyah campbell says:

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  8. Tambra says:

    The kitchen no words can express it beautiful the way everything goes together you nailed it

  9. Dessy Anaiwan says:

    That is really so beautiful remodel your kitchen with new appliances. Most of the time in holiday we think that we cooked food very easily and fastly but it is not possible evey time except we have small appliances so in that term small appliances would be very beneficial for us. Last month I bought online small oven from appliances connection store and it is very helpful in outdoor locations.

  10. Amber Evans says:

    That looks beautiful and very modern. I wish I had a kitchen like that.

Kayla KittsKayla is a special projects editor at HGTV.com and a co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, artisan cocktails, organizing all...


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