Essential Additions For A Family-Friendly Kitchen.
Are you desperate to design a family kitchen? Do you want your kitchen to be the heart of the home and the place everyone gathers to catch up on the day’s events? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us regard our kitchen as the most important room in the house. If you’ve moved, or you’re redecorating, here are some essential additions for that perfect family kitchen.
A good old-fashioned kitchen table
Every kitchen needs a table, no matter how big or small. Even a small table can provide a spot to enjoy a quick coffee on the go or a base to do some reading. If you have space, you can use tables to create informal and formal dining areas. You may want to add a breakfast bar in the main kitchen area, and then a larger table in a sectioned-off space. By doing this, you cater for all eventualities. You can serve quick meals and entertain friends and family. You may also find that the table becomes a work and homework station and a place to chat.
A children’s area
If you have young children, designing a child-friendly area in the kitchen is a great use of space. You can keep an eye on the kids while you cook dinner, and you get to spend more time together as a family. Use a screen or different wallpaper or colors to distinguish your kids’ zone. Chalkboard wallpaper is a fantastic idea for creative children. Invest in a couple of bookshelves, some floor cushions, and a mini sofa. Don’t forget storage so that you can tidy away those toys in a matter of minutes.
You may be focusing on furniture and new appliances, but the details are often equally important. Look for crafty storage solutions to save space and treat yourself to a few luxuries. Soft close drawer runners, for example, will save your ears when the kids are banging around looking for snacks for their lunch boxes. Attention to detail is also important when it comes to interior touches. You want your kitchen to be a space that reflects your family life. Add personalization with framed photographs or customized wall stickers or prints.
You want your kitchen to be accessible to everyone, but not every part of it should be open to all. The kitchen harbors dangers for little people. This is where different height furniture comes in handy. Choose units that kids can reach for toy storage and books. For cutlery, knives and baking making equipment, invest in tall units or wall-mounted cupboards. This will ensure that everyone can use the space safely.
Are you planning a kitchen makeover? Do you have kids? Do you envision spending most of your time together as a family in your new kitchen? If so, take these tips on board to help you create a family-friendly kitchen, which works for everyone. You’ll be able to spend more time together and make the most of your favorite room in the house.
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