How to Create a Family-Friendly Kitchen
The kitchen truly is the heart of the home, where families gather to prepare, cook, and consume meals—but with time, it can be easy for your family to out-grow your kitchen. With the help of Heritage Builders, you can transform your traditional kitchen in to the family-friendly room of your dreams.
Before you begin your renovation project take some time to assess your needs, budget, and expectations, to maximize your investment and ensure you create a space your family will enjoy for years to come; here are some great tips to get you started!
Ask the Right Questions
Get the answers you need to create your family-friendly kitchen, by asking yourself the right questions:
- How many of your family members actively use your kitchen?
- Do you have pets?
- Do you frequently entertain?
- How many people do you need to accommodate during family gatherings or parties?
- How many family members cook together at one time?
- What is and isn’t working in your current configuration?
- What does your dream kitchen look like?
Elements of Kitchen Design
Kitchens are no longer just for cooking; they have evolved into a multipurpose room with space for family activities, entertainment, and technology. Consider incorporating any or all of the following features, to enhance the functionality, value, and beauty of your new family-friendly space.
Although they may be beautiful and on-trend, natural stone countertops such as granite or marble aren’t always the best choice for a growing family. Wipe-ability and durability are key when you’re dealing with multiple cooks, spills, and fingerprints; and quartz or manufactured solid surface materials will stand up to a lot more use (and abuse). Apply these same principles to walls and cabinets, choosing finishes that are easy to clean and resistant to scuffs and fingerprints.
Today’s family-friendly kitchen opens up to the living room or family room, so everyone can stay connected whether at work or at rest.
A kitchen island provides added storage, work space, and seating, and is a great place to do homework, grab a quick snack, or eat a meal.
A spacious walk-in pantry helps to keep food and paper goods neat and organized. Keeping items on open shelving makes it easier to keep track of what you have, and for multiple family members to find what they need.
A computer nook, complete with family charging station, helps keep electronics accessible while providing work space to pay bills, sort paperwork, or keep track of everyone’s schedule.
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