When you first designed your kitchen, you made sure that it had all the components necessary for you to live comfortably. But things change, and, as your family grows, your kitchen needs to adapt to suit everyone’s needs. Are you looking to build a kitchen that will grow as your family does? We have the best design tips to help you achieve a family-friendly space for you and your loved ones in Colorado.
An optimized cabinet layout is a key component of any kitchen design. When you’re remodeling your kitchen, be sure to make your cabinets a priority. Your kitchen layout dictates the flow of the space. For the best kitchen experience, your work triangle should be optimized. For those who don’t know, your work triangle is, it’s the triangular distance between your food prep area, your sink, and your food storage. From any one of these places in your kitchen, it should only take you four to nine feet to get to the two other spots.
You don’t want to end up frustrated when it’s time to cook dinner because your family is crowding up the place. Save yourself the stress and take some time to think about how you’re going to optimize your work triangle.
Lots of Storage
Make sure there’s a place for everything. There’s nothing worse during your cooking experience than trying to find a pot only to get lost in a maze of loose Tupperware. You’ll save lots of time by organizing all of your items and storing them appropriately.
Yes, that means saving a few drawers for your baby’s items! Keep a few cabinets for your child’s essentials – bottles, formula, extra soothers, and bibs should all be in close proximity to each other so that you know just where to find them when you need them.
Prepare for Mess
There’s no getting around the fact that kids are messy. By embracing this fact, you’ll be ready to handle anything your little one throws your way — literally. Keep spills and other accidents in mind when designing your kitchen. It’s a good idea to go for tables, floors, and countertops that aren’t porous and don’t stain easily.
For more ideas on how to make your kitchen fit for the whole family, visit The Kitchen Showcase, Colorado’s best kitchen showroom. To learn more about our products and design specialists, give us a call at (970) 514-6663 or schedule a showroom visit.