The home is a busy place to be when you have children. From playtime to downtime, our kids leave a trail of messes while constantly keeping us on our toes. If your home feels like an exercise in chaos control, here are a few kid-friendly kitchen renovation features that will make your life much easier.
Kitchen Desk Space
Many kids end up in the kitchen when they’re doing their homework. It ensures that you or your spouse are always nearby to help them with difficult math problems. Plus, the kitchen is a warm and inviting place that naturally attracts members of the household. If your child often ends up taking up precious counter or table space when they’re colouring or working on their homework, consider adding a workspace area that’s just for them. It can be a separate table or an extension of your countertop. Giving your child their own dedicated space allows you to prepare dinner while keeping them close at hand.
Telling your kids not to write on walls is like telling someone “don’t look down,” when they’re climbing a ladder. They know they shouldn’t do it, but they probably will anyway. There are special markers you can buy that are intelligently designed to wash away. However, you can encourage your child’s creativity at the same time by giving them a unique place on the wall that they can draw with inexpensive chalkboard paint.
Open-Concept Living Space
Knocking down the wall between your kitchen and living/dining room may be the answer to your prayers. Parents love open-concept main floors because it gives them a 360-degree view. Before you start ripping apart your walls, contact your local contractor to ensure that you aren’t removing a load-bearing wall.
Outdoor Access from Kitchen
Of course, who wants to spend their time inside when there’s a fresh batch of the perfect snow-fort making snow outdoors? If your kids love to play outside, but you don’t have a clear view of the backyard from your living room or kitchen, consider adding outdoor access from the kitchen itself, so that you’re always close by if they need you. If your budget or your blueprint can’t accommodate the installation of a kitchen door, consider rearranging your cabinetry to make room for more windows into the backyard.
Making your kitchen a peaceful and productive place to cook, eat, and enjoy each other’s company can be easy. If you’re ready to improve the functionality of your kitchen to make it more kid-friendly, contact Cuisines Nuenza today for a free consultation or visit our showroom for inspiration.