If you’re thinking of starting a family, or your family is growing, you need to start giving your kitchen layout more thought. A growing family’s kitchen remodel should endure for up to a decade, so you need to make decisions that prioritize durability and safety.
Use the following tips to create a kitchen that works for your family’s lifestyle:
Consider your family’s eye level
The kitchen’s layout should allow parents to watch over their kids as they do chores or study in the neighboring playroom or kitchenette. To avoid having your back facing family or guests while you work in the kitchen, consider installing an island that only occupies a single wall. We’d also suggest placing the sink near a window so that you can enjoy the scenery outside while doing the dishes.
Child-proof your kitchen
There’s a good chance that your toddler’s small messes will only grow bigger as they learn, explore, and experiment around the house. But instead of restricting their access to the kitchen, remodel it to make it safer for them. Ensure your kitchen is child-proof by installing the appropriate locks, baby-proof the cabinets, and round out the countertop edges.
Moreover, ensure your child has plenty of secure places to roam and discover. It’s better to keep them away from breakable kitchenware and instead give them a drawer full of plastic containers. Or, if you’re feeling particularly bold, you can let the child loose on your cookware.
Embrace the convenience of modern appliances
Choose hassle-free household gadgets to lessen your load around the house. Invest in a dishwasher with a built-in sanitizer instead of buying a separate appliance to sterilize newborn bottles. Consider a fast-cook oven and a heated water pump. It can be beneficial to invest in a washing machine and dryer that provides special settings to handle a huge volume of laundry.
Let your lifestyle decide the cabinet plan
Every kitchen needs to have carefully arranged cabinets. As a family grows, strategic cabinet installation becomes an essential upgrade for the kitchen. How easy or difficult it is to move around your kitchen depends on how you’ve laid out the space. Avoid unnecessary stress by planning your kitchen’s layout to take advantage of the “kitchen triangle”. The triangle will allow you to quickly and easily prepare meals, heat bottles, and get things done even when you’re too tired to do them.
The professionals at Florida Luxury Cabinets can help you plan a kitchen that works for your lifestyle, budget, aesthetic, and family’s needs. We use high-quality materials and work with top manufacturers in Boca Raton for every bathroom remodeling or kitchen renovation project. Reach out to us right away to learn more about our services.