Creating a Homely Family Kitchen

Having your family spend quality time talking and eating together is a fantastic way to communicate with each other and maintain a healthy relationship as a family. Creating a suitable and well-structured kitchen can provide you with the perfect family bat cave; a place where everyone comes together to eat breakfast and dinner and discuss work and education. Planning a kitchen renovation can be a wonderful way of creating this place, but there are things to consider before any remodelling starts. You must consider factors such as the layout of the kitchen, the space available to you, suitable features and fixtures and an appropriate colour and design. Doing this correctly can have a wonderful effect on both the design and presentation of your home, and the how practical your kitchen is for your family\’s needs. Here are a few simple ideas to consider when creating your dream family kitchen!

Have a Suitable Layout

Planning ahead and thinking about where you want to position features such as the family dining table (if you decide to place this in the kitchen) can help you get a good idea of how much space you will have left over. Having a suitable amount of space left in your kitchen is quite important if any family members make home cooked meals on a regular basis; squeezing through a crammed kitchen whilst preparing an family dinner is not practical and can potentially be fairly dangerous.

If you choose to purchase a matching set of kitchen appliances then strategically space them out around your kitchen, this is an effective way of bringing a matching colour scheme together. Coordinate this with the colour and tone of curtains and blinds, tea, coffee and sugar pots and other small features around the kitchen.

Family Features

Ensure the fixtures and features of your new kitchen provide for all of your family\’s needs. If the working members are usually in a rush first thing in the morning then an instant coffee would be hugely useful to them, as would a high powered toaster. Modern fridges are available with built in water and ice dispensers, this can prove to be a great way of encouraging the young ones to drink more water. The simple function of pressing a button to get water and having ice available next to it is somehow much more appealing than water from kitchen taps! Including modern, hi-tech features is a great way to interest the kids and encourage them to get involved. Adding a smoothie maker can encourage healthy living and help them to get their recommended five fruit and vegetables a day.

So there we are; some simple ideas that can help you to create a kitchen that looks great, serves the family well and can bring the whole house together.

Written by Daniel Travis – Brown on behalf of Tapshop321 and The Family Focus Blog. Follow him on Twitter @DanTravisBrown

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