Even More Family-Friendly Kitchen Ideas

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The chances are if you have a family, then you would like to think that your kitchen is a family-friendly space. While your kitchen may be family-friendly in some aspects, the chances are that there are further steps that you could take to make it an even more suitable space for the whole family to enjoy.

Do you ever feel like your kitchen doesn’t get enough use? If the answer is yes, don’t worry because you are not alone - most families report that the living room is the place in the house that is most used. However, if you take the time to make a few small changes to your kitchen, you can make it a more appealing space for the whole family.

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Make it easier to keep clean
No one wants to spend time in a space that is a mess, which family kitchens can so often end up being. However, if you make it easier for yourself to keep the space clean, you can make it a more appealing space to spend time in. A simple hack for keeping your kitchen tidier is to swap your kitchen taps for an extendable tap hose and invest in a dishwasher, so that once a plate or pot has been used, you can wash it off, and pop it straight in the dishwasher, out of the way. Having adequate storage space in your kitchen can also help to ensure that it remains a place that you and your family enjoy spending time in. Short of space? Pinterest can be a great resource for ideas and inspiration.

Create zones

To make your kitchen more of an appealing and family-friendly space, it can work wonders creating zones. By splitting your kitchen into different areas, you can make it look and feel like more than just a cooking space. The size of your kitchen will, of course, impact what you can do with it, but don’t let a small space hold you back - smaller spaces just require more creativity, that’s all. In terms of zones, think about the potential of the space and go from there. What a lot of family kitchens have is an eating area complete with large table and chairs, a relaxation area - think seating that’s comfortable and maybe a bookshelf - and if the kids are young, a play area. The more creative you can be with your kitchen and the space in it, the better.

Focus on comfort

One of the main reasons why kitchens aren’t seen as enjoyable places to hang out in is because they tend to lack comfort. Most kitchens are functional places, rather than comfortable ones. However, that does not have to be the case, simply by making some small changes, you can have a big impact on the comfort and cosiness level that your kitchen offers. Simply by adding cushions to your dining room chairs, popping a couple of rugs on the floor, adding a ‘comfy’ seating area, you can add a little extra comfort and cosiness to your kitchen.

Hopefully, the ideas above will help you to create an even more family-friendly kitchen that you and your family can get as much use out of as possible.

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