During the past ten years and for many families in Maryland, their kitchen has evolved into the new living room and become the heart of their home. It’s now the busiest room in the house with daily and special events like food preparation, meals, homework and entertaining. And, for families who have children, their remodeled kitchen can be designed to welcome the younger folks and foster their needs and interactions with the parents and other guests.
Here are a handful of ideas to support your children’s needs in your renovated kitchen in Maryland:
- Kitchen islands make great kid-friendly zones and can have at least one end that’s not in the main work zone. Some kitchen islands can be “classroom central,” with special storage areas and stools that are neatly tucked under the overhangs when they’re not being used for studying and snacking.
- Shallow base cabinets can help your kids reach their cups, glasses and plates without having to climb on a countertop to reach items in a high cabinet or interrupt meal preparation.
- Specialty drawers like microwave drawers, refrigerator drawers and warming drawers can be extremely helpful to children and parents. The drawers can boost safety and independence for the children and bring peace of mind and comfort to parents.
What are a few of the changes you may be considering for your kids in your remodeled kitchen? Have you spoken with friends who’ve made special changes in their remodeled kitchens?
Wishing you and your family the best,