The kitchen is the heart of the home. Spending time in the kitchen with your family can create lifelong memories. However, a kitchen can be an unsafe place for children if the room isn’t designed well. For family-friendly kitchen design tips, keep reading.
When you are designing your kitchen, think about your cabinets. Cabinets determine the flow of your kitchen. When you strategically lay out the cabinets of your kitchen, you can create a seamless flow. Consider lower cabinets for storing snacks, bowls, and cups, and higher cabinets for formal dining ware, alcohol, cutlery, and other kitchen items that are unsafe for children.
Next, plan for messes. Kitchen messes are inevitable, especially if you have children. Cleaning up kitchen messes can be made easier with a well-planned kitchen layout. For example, install a pull-out trash can or recycling bin. Pull-out bins make it easy to clean up messes, without creating an eyesore or spreading odors.
Another good idea for your kitchen design by creating family-friendly spaces. Having an area of the kitchen that is safe for children is an excellent way to protect your loved ones when preparing food. Consider childproof cabinets, as well as counter space that is free of fragile items.
A family-friendly kitchen is a kitchen with plenty of storage. Be sure to install plenty of cabinets and drawers to keep your kitchen as free as possible from clutter. Children can be clumsy, and you don’t want to worry about cleaning up broken kitchen supplies and spills. When storing most of your items in cabinets and drawers, you can childproof your kitchen.
Consider these tips when designing a kitchen with JDP Designs. To schedule a consultation, give us a call at 631-256-6355 today!