The Kitchen is always known as the room where the Family spends most of their time together. Saying that, it’s important to make it friendly to all ages.
1. Choice of Surfaces:
See our previous post on Kitchen Worktops to see how Quartz, Granite, Laminate and Solid Wood compares in terms of scratch & stain resistance, heat & burn resistance and durability. Quartz is the best choice as it’s less porous but Laminate has been the go to for Parent’s on a budget.
2. Child friendly Appliances:
Many appliances, such as hobs, now include a safety lock function. This allows the user to stop changes to the power levels whilst cooking. The system lock protects from accidental or unauthorised use by children. This function can be activated on a hob that is switched off.
3. The Pantry:
Including a pantry style unit in your Kitchen allows you to create a child friendly area where they can easily access all their snacks.
4. Be Creative:
There are so many possibilities for making your Kitchen more child friendly. If you’re including an Island, a good option is to have split level surfaces, where kids can sit and do homework whilst you can keep an eye on them. If they want to be involved, include whiteboards/blackboards where they can help write the shopping list. Another option could be to include child size furniture to match in your overall design.