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Full-on Fall Festivities

November is the epitome of fall, the month that successfully sweeps us up into this beautifully cozy time of year. For most, November consists of all things autumnal- cooler days, falling leaves, the holidays just around the corner, and as always, delicious fall foods. We love fall. But one of the best reasons to love fall is, without a doubt, Thanksgiving dinner. With this delicious holiday on just about every American’s mind from the very start of November, we spend an enormous amount of time fine-tuning our interiors, outfitting our kitchenware, and mentally preparing for this grand meal. After all, hosting this mouth-watering holiday can be quite an extravagant undertaking, with so many moving parts to keep track of, mouths to feed, and people to please.

But this year, there’s a whole other added layer of stress to accompany the typical fall holiday craze. This year, things might look a lot different than in times past. And with recommendations from top health officials urging people to forgo this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, many are looking for unique spatial solutions to implement throughout the home in order to keep the annual Thanksgiving dinner, all while ensuring the safety of the whole family. So, if you’re like most, who have a particularly strong aversion to the idea of a Zoom Thanksgiving, you’re not alone. Luckily, The Sliding Door Company has some excellent space-saving solutions to help make this holiday one to remember. This year, it’s all about making sure your guests are comfortable, safe, and can move about your home at ease. So how can you prepare your home (and your mind) for this year’s fall festivities?

Interior Upgrades

First things first in setting your house up for hosting this year. One of the best ways to welcome in the change of season is to do a big seasonal clearing and cleaning of your interiors. Go through packed to the brim closets, rearrange shelves, dust, vacuum, get rid of clothes and other items that don’t serve you anymore, and in general, clear the air. The catharsis of cleaning and clearing can have one of the biggest impacts on your physical and mental well-being and how they relate to your surrounding environment. So, in order to prepare your home (and yourself) to welcome in family and other guests for the holidays, you’ll want to do some serious interior upgrading. The very best way to set the stage for a successful gathering is by starting clearer, cleaner, and leaner.

Safety Solutions

After your home is cleaned and cleared, start to consider what physical solutions you can put in place to help keep your Thanksgiving gathering as safe as possible for the whole family. Many this year are opting for table arrangements in which guests are placed at least 6 feet apart. Some are deciding to hold Thanksgiving dinner outdoors from a patio table where fresh air could help keep everyone safe from the virus. Others are opting to install sliding glass room dividers and glass wall partitions into the open floor plan of their home so as to safely block off areas of the home from guests and the potential for contamination. Floor to ceiling glass wall dividers allow visibility from room to room, and the feeling of togetherness while maintaining safety amongst guests. Glass is always a better choice for standing wall partitions as compared with Plexiglass or other acrylic alternatives, as it is a breeze to clean and wipe down, without the risk of it yellowing, or degrading over time.

Flexibility for the Whole Family

Giving yourself flexibility within the home will be a crucial part of this year’s holiday gatherings. Standing wall dividers don’t require costly and abrasive construction in order to partition off whole areas of the home and can be installed within hours, not days or weeks. And during a time when we don’t know what the next week, month, or even year will bring, flexibility is super important!

Help cap airborne contamination between you and your Thanksgiving guests with the most reliable physical barriers available! Schedule a free consultation with one of our team members and learn how you can update your space with the most flexible, stylish glass wall dividers for your unique home!