A family-friendly kitchen is a safe kitchen. Designing one is essential as well, especially when you have little kids running in and about the house. A kitchen is the place where the sharpest things are present and keeping your kids safe from it becomes a hard task as well. So taking every possible measure to do so is important. Here are a few tips that you could use to design a family-friendly kitchen;
Easy cleanable surfacesThere are many materials used to design a kitchen, the island and countertop. However depending on your requirements you may have chosen a selected material type. But when it comes to designing a family-friendly kitchen, you need to take up the extra measure to ensure that your surfaces are easily cleanable. A granite counter top is the perfect surface to use. Considering this point is important because, messy surfaces are more accident prone, similarly so are rough surfaces. So the material you choose to design your countertop should be one that is smooth yet has a grip as well, it should also be one that is easily cleanable too.
When you go through with kitchen tops make sure that accessibility in the place is at its highest level. Kids might be short and small but their determination to get the cookie from the highest shelf, isn’t. They’d use whatever stool they could find to make for lost height, and this is a potential danger zone. So although you might want to hide those cookies in the top shelf, think about it again and choose a different. The same goes for the overall set up of the kitchen. From the faucet height to the shelves. Make sure sharp objects are far away from reach and everyday using items are easily accessible.
You have to make sure that your kitchen isn’t a cramped up space. A cramped up space has more room for accidents. So when you redesign your kitchen make sure that you space things out in a manner that creates and enhances maximum space in the area. The more spacious the less accidents! Another thing is that a spacious kitchen also makes working in it easier. And why wouldn’t anyone want an option that enhances ease!
Think of the dining area in the kitchen as well. The island could be used as one with high stools or add a whole new dining table to serve for this purpose. Be sure to be cautious of the material you choose for the dining space. Because after all things could break and fall!
Consider the above points and design the perfect family-friendly kitchen in no time!