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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.

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I’m one of those people with hundreds of DIY projects on my to-do list. You know, turn a cutting board into a side table, washi-tape my sofa legs, construct a hanging outdoor bar and ombre a dresser. Some of those are pretty big projects, and I live in an apartment without a proper place to paint, so I decided to start small this week with a project from our very own HGTV.com.

As the co-editor for HGTV.com’s Holiday House package, I’ve been swooning over the wine bottle candelabra project since it came in. I started storing my empty wine bottles, and once I had enough, I got to work with my spray paint.

Wine Bottle CandelabrasWine bottle candelabras light up the entryway at HGTV.com’s Holiday House.

As you can see, the wine bottle candelabras were constructed as dramatic entryway lighting at this year’s Holiday House. (That’s a lot of vino!) Since I don’t have an entryway, I took a different approach. See how my wine bottle candelabras turned out after the jump.

See My Finished Wine Bottle Candelabras

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Decorating your home inside and out for the holidays can be daunting. For me, every square inch has to be perfectly festive. Luckily, former Design Star contestants Dan Faires and Britany Simon show us how to do just that with HGTV’s Holiday House.

Dan shares several ways you can give your home envious curb appeal, including easy, DIY mailbox decor and front entryway lighting.

Mailbox Holiday Decor

Britany made every room inside the home holiday-ready with felt poinsettias and a cool DIY light display.

Indoor Christmas Decorations

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