The kitchen is often referred to as ‘the heart of the home’, and for good reason. It’s where meals are prepared, conversations are had, and memories are made. For families, a well-designed kitchen can make all the difference in their home. In this blog post, the Cupboard Value team will discuss that elements that make the perfect family kitchen that you should keep in mind for your next kitchen renovation.
What Makes a Family-friendly Kitchen
We can spot a family-friendly kitchen a mile off and have been involved in designing families’ dream kitchens all over the country. Keep reading to learn the tips we have accumulated over the years.
Choosing the right appliances is crucial in creating the perfect family kitchen. Look for appliances that are energy-efficient and have features that make cooking and cleaning easier. A double oven can be a lifesaver for families who need to cook multiple dishes at once. A dishwasher with adjustable racks can accommodate larger items like pots and pans. A refrigerator with a top freezer can provide easier access to frequently used items.
2. The Lighting
Lighting is often overlooked but can make a significant impact on the look and feel of a kitchen. A combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Installing dimmer switches can also allow for adjustable lighting depending on the time of day and activity.
Countertops are not only functional but also add style to a kitchen. Families need countertops that are durable and easy to clean. Granite, quartz, and laminate are all excellent options for families. These materials are resistant to scratches, heat, and stains. Additionally, having plenty of counter space can make it easier to prep meals and have space for homework and projects.
4. Layout is Important
The layout of a kitchen is essential in creating a functional space that meets the needs of a family. A U-shaped or L-shaped kitchen is ideal for families as it provides plenty of counter space and storage. A good kitchen layout also allow for a natural flow between the various work zones in the kitchen. Additionally, having an island or breakfast bar can provide extra seating and a place for the family to gather.
5. Storage, Storage and More Storage
Finally, last but certainly not least, a well-designed kitchen must have adequate storage to keep everything organized and within reach. For families, having plenty of cabinets, drawers, and shelves is a must. To maximize storage, consider utilizing all available space, including above the fridge and on the backsplash. Installing pull-out shelves and lazy susans can also make it easier to access items stored in the back of cabinets. Ensure that when you are designing your dream kitchen, you include plenty cupboard space to avoid unnecessary countertop clutter.
Get in Touch with Cupboard Value Today
The perfect family kitchen is a space that is both functional and inviting. Cupboard Value are the kitchen designers that are able to provide you with a fully fitted kitchen of your dreams. To find out more about how we can help bring your vision to life, get in touch with us today.