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How to Create a Family-Friendly Kitchen

by Karyl Sawyer 08/18/2019

One of the most essential places in the home is the kitchen. It must be hygienic as much as possible. Apart from being neat, it should also be family friendly.  All the members of the family should find the kitchen attractive.  

A kitchen can be a lonely place regarded as the woman's office.  However, it can be made attractive by designing a family-friendly kitchen where everyone in the family is willing to join in the cooking and also spend a lovely time together.

Are you looking for ways to bring your husband and children to the kitchen, consider these few tips: 

Install textured flooring. 

Choosing tiles with texture will help you prevent slips and fall if you are the type that does a lot of heavy cooking.  Rather than cleaning your kitchen floor, you can invest in textured flooring.  

Get rid of sharp corners. 

Sharp corners may prevent natural movement when there are more than two people in the kitchen.  So, it is essential that you remove anything that will introduce sharp bends in the kitchen.  From your countertops to cabinets, make sure there are no sharp bends in your kitchen.  

Create a working space. 

Provided you have plenty of room in your kitchen, consider having a large kitchen island. By so doing, you will have peace of mind when your children are with you in the kitchen.  The Island will provide a space for the children to play without coming in contact with any of the kitchen appliances that might harm them.

Bring a counter into the kitchen.

Also, a shelf shielded by a glass backsplash allows your family member to keep you company in the kitchen without interfering or taking much space.

Keep utensils and pots away from the children.

Restless toddlers may get into the kitchen searching everywhere for something to play with, so it is essential you keep pots and utensils away from their reach.  You can place them on the shelves over the counter. Consider getting a blackboard to keep tabs on the schedules of other members of the family. An excellent way to turn your kitchen to a favorite place to visit is by getting a blackboard that notes down the plan of everyone in the family.

Place your TV close to the kitchen. 

Installing a TV near your kitchen is an excellent way to keep your teenagers close to you while cooking because they are always watching TV or surfing the net in their room. 

Have you got plans on bringing your family to the kitchen? Follow the ideas given above one after the other and watch your kitchen turn into a family hub. 

About the Author
Author

Karyl Sawyer

 I grew up on a family farm just outside of Weiser, Idaho, then moved to Moscow to attend the University of Idaho and stayed for 33 years. I moved back to southern Idaho in 2016 and look forward to expanding my relationships down here. I hold a B.S. in Agricultural Economics, and a M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Services.

I am married to Charles (Buck) Sawyer, and as a blended family we have four adult children between us. We love to travel, bike, kayak and snowshoe while enjoying time with friends and family. We recently moved from Eagle to Wilderness Ranch just off Idaho State Highway 21. We feel fortunate to have experience across all of southwest Idaho.

I obtained my Idaho real estate license in 2003 and went to work at a boutique brokerage in Moscow. After 4  successful years, I along with 3  partners established RE/MAX Connections in Moscow in 2007. I bid farewell to them the end of 2016 and moved to Boise to join my husband and establish Sawyer Home and Land. Exciting times! It’s good to be home.....

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