Families use their kitchens in a variety of ways, such as preparing and eating meals, catching up on the events of the day, and helping children complete their homework assignments. Creating a kitchen that the whole family can enjoy requires making intentional decisions about everything from the cabinets and countertops to the flooring. Here are a few tips for designing a kitchen your family will love.
How to Design a Child-Friendly Kitchen
1. Touch-Free Faucets
Children may have difficulty turning on the faucets, or they may turn on water that is hot enough to cause burns. Touch-free faucets are pre-set to a safe temperature that can be changed once the faucet is turned on, making it easier for your children to get water without getting burnt.
2. Lowered Cabinets
Create cabinet space for your children that are a child-friendly height. They can store snacks or dishes, allowing your children to become more independent in the kitchen. Also, by having accessible spaces, kids are less likely to stand on other furniture to get to their items, which could cause accidents.
3. Hygienic Options
Children often make messes in the kitchen. For example, they often touch clean surfaces or drop or spill their food and drinks. To help prevent smudges and sticky fingerprints, choose countertop and cabinet surfaces that are durable, easy-to-clean, and hygienic, such as quartz or granite.
4. Non-Slip Flooring
To help reduce falls or slips, select a flooring option that is child-friendly. Today’s slip-resistant flooring materials come in many colors and designs to match your home’s décor. For example, install salt and pepper tiles, ceramic tiles, or glass flooring.
Are you looking for ways to design a kitchen that is safe for the whole family? Let the experts at Valley Design Center in Manhattan’s Midtown East Neighborhood help you choose the best cabinets, countertops, and flooring to meet your family’s needs. Their friendly and professional team can help you remodel your kitchen or bathroom using high-quality and affordable products, and they are authorized dealers of both Kraftmaid® and Toto® products. For more remodeling ideas, call (212) 832-4200 or visit their website.