A well-styled (and outfitted) kitchen makes for effortless holiday entertaining. Go bold with a stand out backsplash to make your open concept kitchen a design masterpiece.

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Hostess Tip:

Be a savvy host and keep must-have beverages cool and on hand when entertaining. A space-saving under-the-counter beverage refrigerator clears up space in your main fridge for food and nibbles and keeps refreshments close by and ready to serve.

Design Lesson:

Short on space? Use a freestanding bar-height table and stools in place of a dining table or an island in your kitchen. It’s eclectic, functional and offers up a customized look at a fraction of the price.

Trend Alert:

Open shelving is all the rage these days. If you think that you are ready to expose your clutter, go for a less-is-more approach. The key to well-styled shelving is to pair down your kitchen essentials and display only what you need.

Try This:

Create a breakfast bar for overnight guests by making sure that small appliances are accessible and fresh breads, sugar and jams are near by for a self-serve buffet.