In the home, the kitchen is so much more than just a space to prepare food. It’s the center of the home where everyone gathers to spend time and make memories, especially when the kids are around. Creating a family friendly kitchen that’s multi-functional for everyone in the home can be tricky. Here are 8 tips to give you some inspiration.
If the space is there, creating a living area in your kitchen will give your kitchen a comfy, inviting vibe. This is great when you have kids because they can stay preoccupied in the living area while you can still keep an eye out.
Make your little ones feel special with their own area in the kitchen to help you cook. This is great for teaching your kids and making them feel involved!
Kid Height Furniture
If your kids are toddlers, create a kids area in the kitchen with a smaller table and chairs. You won’t have to worry about them climbing the furniture when they have some of their own!
Low Maintenance Surfaces
Easy to clean surface are most important when you have young kids. Some great low maintenance counter options would be stainless steel, engineered quartz, granite and butcher block. These four surfaces are extremely durable and nonporous, making it easy to clean spills and stains.
Blackboards in the kitchen can be multi-functional. You can use a blackboard for recipes and grocery lists, or even a space for your children to be creative. This is also another great way to keep them occupied while you’re cooking or doing chores.
Induction style cooktops are the most kid-friendly and safest cooking source you can choose for your kitchen. Induction cooktops only heat the surfaces that are directly underneath the pot that you’re cooking with, leaving a lot less risk for burning your hands.
Creating a homework zone in the kitchen is a great way to keep your kids focused on the homework while you can still be there to help them along. Do a two-in-one and make the homework zone where the kid height furniture is. Put some organizational boxes with pencils and paper there to create a mini classroom for your kids.
Organized Food Storage
Make it easier for your kids to help themselves to snacks by keeping the pantry very organized. Try pull out drawers or open top bins to organize all of your kid’s favorite foods. And for the young ones just learning to read and write, you can label the bins so they’re learning as they go.
Making your activity filled day-to-day life run more smoothly with these tips for a family friendly, organized kitchen.