Design Your Kitchen to Accomodate Your Family


Kitchens that are spacious and have the best multi-functional equipment are considered by many to be a fad, but according to the interior design industry that is not always so. You don't have to have expensive microwaves, refrigerators and fancy glass and wooden tables to have a trendy kitchen. Why not consider ideas that will not only beautify your kitchen but also will save you some money? These days because of busy schedules kitchen duties are usually shared by the average American family. Depending on how busy the kitchen can get it may be wise to increase the space in your kitchen. You can create different workspaces in your kitchen that way traffic jams can be avoided. There are many ways you can create more space in your kitchen. Enlarge walkway space. An average one cook kitchen walkway is 42 inches an two cook kitchen walkway is about 48 inches. Since there will be a few people than normal using the kitchen you can expand the counter tops. That way everyone has room to do their own thing. Insert various countertops of different heights. Why not put in counter tops ranging from small to tall? This will accommodate everyone in the family needs, especially if you have children. One of the most creative things that you can do is create special workplaces in the kitchen where everyone can take care of their needs. For example: a section for baking, a area for barbecuing and another section where all the main cooking is done. The most activity takes place right at the sink. Cleaning utensils, washing hands, dishes, meats and so much more are all done at the kitchen sink. Why not consider putting in a second sink. It doesn't have to be the same size or as large as the other one. It can be a small but yet convenient one. Whatever size you choose it will serve a good purpose. Another thing that is become common in the kitchen is having two dishwashers or a multi stackable dishwasher(one can be installed a specialist can best advise you on this) that way the kitchen clean up is easier and faster. Part of having a kitchen that accommodates the needs of everyone in the family is having more appliances. With a larger kitchen, you might be able to put another smaller refrigerator in your kitchen. If not you can have an under the counter refrigerator, or a built in min fridge. You can also consider an indoor grilling, steaming system and deep fryers. Through cabinets with pull out storage places you can have all your other appliances at the tips of your finger. Today the kitchen has become more than just a place to cook, but also a family room where families spend much time together preparing meals for the days. It's a welcome change, your children can get involved and this can be a big family time that way everyone has good memories throughout their day.