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In the summer months it’s always a good idea to keep your home ready for unexpected arrivals. Warmer weather tends to bring friends, family and neighbors to your doorstep for surprise visits. One minute the doorbell rings, and the next a pool party and barbecue is well underway.

Here are 4 ways to keep your home equipped for pop-up occasions so you don’t skimp on the hospitality for your spontaneous summer guests.


PARTY PANTRY. Keeping your pantry fully stocked during the summer is a must when the kids are home and looking for a snack. It’s also the perfect place to store all the necessities to host an impromptu barbeque when your friends stop by. Keeping ingredients, platters, tumblers, pitchers, and party utensils in easy reach allows you to spend more time with guests, and less time prepping.


WELL-STOCKED LINEN CLOSET. It’s happened to all of us. Family friends come over for dinner and suddenly you have overnight guests. Keeping your utility closet fully stocked with extra toiletries like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap makes you the ultimate host for unexpected guests.  It’s also not a bad idea to keep fresh towels in easy reach for a surprise pool party during a dreaded heat wave.


CLOSET SPACE. If visitors are scheduled to stay with you, take time to clear a section in your closet for them. Providing a little space to hang their clothes up goes a long way because who wants to wear a wrinkly outfit at the annual family reunion picnic?


COMFORTABLE WALL BED. What’s better than an air mattress or a sofa bed? A wall bed designed to fit your home and lifestyle. While murphy beds sound like they will take up all your space, in actuality, they make the most of your floor space to transform your room into a multifunctional space. A wall bed allows you to convert a room from a living room, home office or closet into a guest bedroom in seconds. When guests leave, simply put the bed back up and reclaim your space.

As the name hints, transFORM excels at taking the banal and turning it into something special and unique, seamlessly integrating custom built-ins with the homeowners decor and lifestyle. These products include closets, dressing rooms, wall beds, home offices, libraries, wall units, pantries, media centers, mudrooms, utility rooms, laundry rooms and more. The unique thing about transFORM is that they design, engineer and manufacture in one central location. They also have their own team of professional installers. And while the the products are crafted locally, transFORM sources some of the most luxurious materials from throughout the world. To schedule a free in-home consultation visit transformhome.com or call/text (914) 500-1000.


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