September 15, 2017
Having a kitchen that fits your family is important, especially if you have children or are starting to plan for them. You will want to make sure your kitchen will work for you and your family for many years to come—no matter the age of your children.
There is a lot that goes into your kitchen’s design, from your counters to your cabinetry to the floor space available to you. In order to have a kitchen that is truly kid-friendly, you need to take every aspect of your kitchen into consideration. It might seem like a lot, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s look at some possible kid-friendly kitchen remodeling ideas.
Space is a big one. Is your kitchen big enough for your family’s size? Is there enough floor space available for walkers or young children to walk around safely?
How much space you have available in your kitchen can really affect your a child’s access. If you don’t have enough space available, your children may run into corners or walkers may not fit making it difficult to keep an eye on them while you’re busy in the kitchen.
If expanding kitchen floor space isn’t an option, you can also consider opening up your home’s floor plan, so you can have a direct line of sight to your living room or other communal areas.
What kind of materials are you thinking about for your kitchen remodel? It may seem like an unimportant question, but the materials you choose for your counters, floors, cabinets, and appliances can affect how kid-friendly your space is.
Kids can be are messy. Whether they’re eating dinner or making their own snacks, surfaces will get sticky and covered in fingerprints and food. Having an easy to clean kitchen surface can save you time and keep your kitchen looking good.
Safety is probably the most important thing to consider when remodeling your kitchen to be more kid-friendly.
Consider installing slam-proof cabinet doors and drawers. Also, if you have young children invest in safety locks to keep them out of anything dangerous.
Find appliances that have child-proof settings and features and guards for your stove-top.
There are any number of things you can do to improve the safety of your kitchen and provide a kid-friendly space, and these are just a few.
If you are not sure what you’re looking for in a kitchen, contact your local Maryland kitchen remodeling company today. Clockwork Builders is a premier home remodeling company specializing in quality kitchen remodeling at an affordable price. We will be able to go through all the available options and advise you on what specific child safety options will work best for your design.