When your kitchen serves a family it has multiple uses. Kitchens are typically our coffee shops, offices, where we see our children off to school and where we enjoy a snack when everyone gets home. If you plan on remodeling that space, it is so important that you have experts working with you who understand your family lifestyle. A good designer can show you a few tricks and tips for making the perfect family-friendly kitchen.
Think About Safety When Designing for Kids
Choose rounded corners on your countertops and furniture to minimize any accident or bump-ins by your little ones. Another suggestion is to choose close-ended cabinet pulls; clothing can catch on open ended-cabinet pulls. Consider soft closing drawers so your child’s fingers don’t get caught in a drawer if it’s slammed shut.
Multipurpose Kitchen Layouts Work Best for Families
The Kitchen is the place families like to gather so you will want to have multiple workstations; like a prep sink, a baking station, and an island. You should have plenty of single–level countertop space for everything from food preparation to homework to art projects. Make sure you have easy access to the island and appliances during the morning rush. If you have space, add a few bar stools at the island or a breakfast nook to be even more family-friendly.
Design With Storage In Mind To Prevent Clutter
Our designer is always happy to show off new storage options to keep the clutter out of the family kitchen. Tall, vertical pull-outs help create a pantry in a small kitchen. Think about a Lazy Susan in the corner cabinet space. Base drawers are great for keeping pots, pans and plate ware organized. A “docking drawer” is a great solution for cord clutter. Kitchens have become the logical place for charging our devices, and this innovation puts charging plug-ins inside a drawer, which is great a way to keep technology out of sight.
Becraft Plus has a lot of experience designing and installing kitchens specifically made for families and we know what works best!
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Since 1989, Becraft Plus has provided customized design and construction services to customers in the Washington, D.C. area. We specialize in custom home building, additions and remodeling, and whole house renovations with a focus on creating living spaces that are tailored to the needs of our clients.
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