If you want your kitchen to be a comfortable and inviting space for your whole family and your friends, you must design a functional yet cosy space. Whether you have a large or small family, you should always consider the space available and how to organise the space to suit you and your families needs.
In addition, the kitchen is the heart of the home, so don’t forget to add personal touches too. Today we will help you explain how to create a kitchen design which is perfect for you and the family.
Remember that a family kitchen must be organised otherwise it could result in chaos, as there are usually multiple people in the space at one time. A lot of people have a corner of the kitchen which has a meal plan, grocery list and calendar to help organise the week and then also a space for bills, mail and keys to also keep everything tidy and organised. Having a section of your home dedicated to this can help make everything run a bit more smoothly.
Create an Interactive & Inviting Space
When designing your kitchen it is important to make it feel open, inviting and comfortable for your family, friends and children. If you have a smaller space to work with, you may want to consider having an open plan kitchen, connecting your lounge area. Removing any boundaries will help you to create a multifunctional space allowing you to spend more time together as a family.
Another way of creating an interactive space is by investing in a kitchen island. Islands are absolutely perfect for socialising as guests can sit and relax whilst chatting. If you have enough space, an island is also the perfect place for your children to hand out and play or do their homework. You will be able to keep an eye on the children and keep an eye on your cooking at the same time whilst also entertaining your guests.
Fun Space For The Kids
Younger children will spend more time in the kitchen if they feel welcome and engaged. If you make the room as accessible and fun as possible, for example having a lower draw for them to store their plates, cups and snacks. This will help them feel involved and they should start to organise things without your input.
You could also have kid sized furniture as this will help your children feel more grown up, mature and help you in teaching them etiquette and how to fend for themselves. You can also get your children involved by cooking as this will help them develop skills and develop a healthy relationship with food. You don’t have to do anything drastic to the design of the kitchen but having some fun accessories is a fantastic way to keep them interested.
The kitchen is for the whole family and you need to add several safety features to prevenserve the safety of each member of the family. The first thing you should do is child proof the kitchen, this could include slow closing hinges to the draws and doors, which will stop any accidents which could occur.