Family-Friendly Kitchen Renovation Designs
Is An Open Floor Plan Right For Me?
Open floor plans are a popular residential architectural trend, but does having one suit your tastes and preferences? Read on to discover the advantages and disadvantages of this design trend.
If you’ve recently felt like your kitchen isn’t suited for your family’s wants and needs or lacks qualities that would improve your day-to-day, consider upgrading the space to suit your current lifestyle needs and preferences and make daily life more efficient. Read on for a few family-friendly kitchen renovation design ideas to make the most of the area for you and your household to enjoy and make memories for years to come.
Choose Easy To Clean Surfaces
Spills are highly likely to happen in the kitchen, especially with children. Countertop materials like laminate and stainless steel are known for being easy to maintain and disinfect with a splash of dish soap and warm water. For a more high-end look, quartz countertops are low maintenance and very durable, withstanding water, sharp cutlery, and large spills without the risk of permanent damage.
Add a Kitchen Island
The kitchen is an excellent space for gathering with family and friends, entertaining guests, cooking, eating, and more. Incorporating a large kitchen island into your kitchen space will provide plenty of extra seating and counter space for homework time, after-school snacks, and early morning breakfasts. In addition, a kitchen island adds additional countertop room for cooking, making it ideal for entertaining large groups and presenting fare and hors d’oeuvres at parties.
Install Under Cabinet Lights
Installing under-cabinet lighting can be very helpful for improving safety in your kitchen by reducing trips, falls, and spills at night. In addition, the lights help improve visibility for cooking, food preparation, and reading recipes, creating a stylish and functional kitchen ambiance. Under cabinet lighting is a budget-friendly way to enhance kitchen aesthetics and add an element of safety for those looking to grab a late-night snack or two for family movie night.
Incorporate a Walk-In Pantry
Walk-in pantries provide ample storage space for families and are an excellent solution to minimize clutter on countertops, drawers, and shelves. With out-of-sight floor-to-ceiling shelves, enough space is available for ingredients, small appliances, snacks, cookware, bakeware, and other kitchen items. Consider using bins and baskets to organize, label and create easy access to each family member’s non-perishable favorite foods.
Kitchens are a perfect place to bond, entertain, cook, bake, and make life-long memories with friends, family, and guests. Our team is committed to turning your dream kitchen into a reality. We will help you select the perfect renovations for your home from the initial consultation to the project completion. Contact us to get started!