There’s no denying that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s where we read the newspaper before work, discuss our children’s day at school with an afternoon snack, and whip up a batch of blueberry pancakes for the family on a sunny Saturday morning.
When it comes to designing the kitchen of your dreams, you’ll need to consider aesthetic and functionality in equal measure – especially if you have young children. So, to help you design a kitchen that you and your family can truly make the most of, follow our top tips:
To create a zone where you and your family can enjoy socialising, in addition to preparing food and washing dishes, consider keeping your new kitchen open plan. By opening up your kitchen to the room it connects with, your children are likely to wander through more frequently, meaning you can engage them in conversation or encourage them to help out with the cooking from time to time.
If you live with young children, opting for high storage cabinets and shelves is a great way to keep both tasty treats and dangerous items out of reach. Anything sharp (such as knives and blender blades) should be kept in a place that can only be reached by adults, so bear this in mind when choosing types of storage for your new kitchen.
Opting for tables and worktops with rounded corners is a simple yet effective way to reduce the number of accidents and injuries that occur in the kitchen, especially for children who are at eye level with such edges. Bumping head-first into worktops with sharp corners can be extremely painful and may even cause injury, so consider opting for furnishings with softer, rounded edges to avoid this.
There’s nothing quite like eating breakfast together around the table or enjoying a roast dinner as a family on a Sunday afternoon. Dining as a family is a great opportunity to spend quality time together, so make sure you invest in a beautiful kitchen table or breakfast bar where you can gather around and enjoy a home-cooked meal.
Gorgeous slate flooring may be ideal if you love to host dinner parties and frequently invite guests over to marvel at your brand new kitchen, however, if you live with young children, it may be better to opt for softer flooring such as laminate or vinyl. Slips and trips often occur in the kitchen due to food and drink spillages, so it’s advisable to opt for flooring that is less likely to hurt your child if they trip over.
If you’re hoping to revamp your kitchen, look no further than Woodhouse Kitchens & Bedrooms for bespoke design advice and top-quality renovation services. We’re proud to install beautiful kitchens for customers across Harrogate in addition to supplying fitted bedrooms, replacement kitchen doors and first-rate kitchen appliances. For more information about our range of kitchen and bedroom fitting services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of experts today.