How to Create a Family-Friendly Kitchen

When you have a family, then the kitchen can be the heartbeat to spending quality time together after a long day at work and school. This means that the design of the kitchen needs to be practical yet still be stylish for when you have guests around. This blog looks at the different things you could consider when it comes to creating a kitchen that is family-friendly.

For Dining

If you have the space in your kitchen, then you should look to add a table. Not only can it carry out its function during family mealtimes, but it could also be used as a space where your kids can complete homework and do arts and crafts.

A way you can save space is to build some banquette seating if your kitchen allows you to. This means that everyone would be able to sit around the table comfortably. 

Also, if you are concerned that your kitchen may be damaged when your children do arts and crafts then you should buy a table protector for these moments. 

Protect Your Walls With A Backsplash

When you are planning a family kitchen, you should consider adding a backsplash against your walls. Not only can it add an extra design feature to your kitchen, but it can also serve to protect your walls from any spills when you are cooking. 

Your backsplash should be easy to wipe, such as tiles, stone, perspex or glass. This means that you can then easily wipe it and clean the area. 
If you have seen a particular backsplash design that you like but are unsure of what kitchen units would match, then please look at our design service and one of our team will help develop your dream family kitchen from design into reality.

Keep A Tidy Kitchen

Another way you can have a family-friendly kitchen is by encouraging tidiness in your kitchen. For example, if your children bring in craft items in your kitchen, then plan a space where this could store them. This could include having some spare, easy-access shelves, or a corner storage unit, so you can make the most out of the space in your kitchen. 
Another way you can encourage tidiness is by encouraging your family to throw your rubbish in the bin. You can use discrete ways to store your bins, such as using built-in kitchen bins so that your new kitchen doesn’t look messy.

Create a Display Area

In addition, you can create a designated display area for your children. Here you can show off your kids certificates, artwork or photos. This will save space in your kitchen, which is particularly important if your fridge is integrated or if there is not enough space on your fridge door. 

You can create a display area with a cork or magnetic board. If you are looking for a cleaner look, then you can always paint part of the wall with magnetic paint. This way, you can easily add or remove things, without damaging the walls.

Maximize Your Work Surface

When you are looking to encourage your children to help in the kitchen, then you need to ensure that there is enough space for them to help. 
One way you can do this is by using different storage solutions in your kitchen, such as wall cabinet storage or larder storage

Make It Accessible For Your Children

Finally, if you are planning on using your kitchen for family cooking, then you should make it accessible for your children. This includes making your work surfaces easy to reach so they can help you prep the food.

One way you can do this is by having a stepstool to your work surface, so they can reach up and help prepare the food.

To Conclude…

…It is possible to make your stylish new kitchen family-friendly. To do so, you need to make sure your kitchen is practical and can be used by all family members. Furthermore, it should be accessible for all family members, especially if you are looking to do some family cooking. If you have any questions, then please contact us today and one of our team will be happy to help.