It is cold outside! Inside, people are curling up by the fire, working on their final preparations for the holidays and cooking for family and friends. If you are among those hosting this year’s Christmas dinner or New Year’s Eve party then you may be spending an inordinate amount of time in your kitchen. This is when you discover what works and what doesn’t in your current kitchen – and for many – make the commitment to bring your outdated kitchen into the 21st Century. Whether you undertake a huge home renovation project or a moderate kitchen remodel in the new year, the overall objective is to enhance your quality of life and make your home more enjoyable. I highly recommend taking a look through the current issue of Distinctive Kitchen Solutions Magazine for fabulous kitchen and bath inspirations from real-life homes designed by expert designers and architects throughout the country. I’m very honored to be one of those experts with two featured projects in the most recent Spring 2011 Issue. You’ll notice these entertaining kitchens are perfect for everyday family living and holiday parties and at the same providing you with great insights into the new kitchen styles and home design trends for 2011. Wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season!! Stay Inspired! I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2010 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.