Designing a Kitchen with the Whole Family in Mind


Kitchens are the heart of the home. They are guaranteed to be where your family spends a significant portion of their time. Eating, doing homework, socialising – what you do in a kitchen is endless, which is why kitchen renovations are one of the best investments you can make for your home. Everyone needs a strong, durable, and well-designed kitchen. Knowing what your kitchen needs, however, is another story entirely, which is why you should follow this guide to ensure that your kitchen renovation has the whole family in mind:


Prepare for Mess

White kitchens are beautiful, but they have high maintenance associated with them. Any spill can turn a clean white kitchen into a mess before you know it, which is why you have to be prepared for a mess when it comes to choosing the colour scheme and even the materials for your kitchen. Other ways you can prepare for a mess is by installing a larger sink, getting an under-the-counter dishwasher, and also considering how you are going to organise your kitchen.


Durable Counters, Durable Floors

Different materials react differently to spills. Some are impossible to stain, others can end up with a plethora of different colours and leftover food residue before you know it. It is for this reason that it is very important that you invest more in your counters and even your floors. You want to choose a material that is not porous and will not absorb stains. Similarly, darker colours can help you keep your kitchen looking sharp even as wear, tear, and mess happen to it. If you cannot choose a super durable counter option, choose one that is at least very easy to fix or replace as the years go on.


Choose the Most Social Eating Space

Dining rooms have the habit of being very useless spaces in homes, and are reserved solely for special events. It is the kitchen that acts both as where the food is prepared, and where it is eaten. That being said, if you have a large kitchen island with seating, then your kitchen dining table might not be used, or vice versa. Live in your space so that you know where your family spends the most time, and considering this when designing your kitchen.


Appliances for Life

Relying on the builder’s model for your hob and oven is a mistake. They have limited function and, in most cases, will clash with any thoughtful design you make. It is for this reason that you should choose better, more durable and certainly more beautiful appliances for your kitchen. Don’t attempt to install these on your own, however, and instead find a professional who specialises in gas cooker and hob installation and repairs to get the job done right.


Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in your home, which is why renovating your kitchen is critical. The better the design choices you make during the design process, the better your kitchen will be and the better it will hold up throughout the years.



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