Our Five Favorite Kitchen Kid-Friendly Features
Kitchens are the heart of the home. If you have children, there are some features you should consider adding to your kitchen remodeling project to make the space more welcoming for kids. These features can help them exercise independence, help you cook, and make cleaning up a breeze. Here are our five favorite kid-friendly features:
1. Easy-To-Clean Countertops
On the top of the list is definitely easy-to-clean countertop materials like quartz or granite. Laminate countertops stain really easily, so if your kids have a mishap like spilled juice, it can ruin the look of the space.
2. Kid-Height Seating
Adding kid height seating is a great idea. It gives them a space where they can enjoy a snack without making a huge mess. Plus, having seating allows your kids to sit and do homework while you prepare dinner. An easy way to spend time together as a family.
3. Refrigerator Drawers
Refrigerators drawers are perfect for kids. Loaded up with their favorite snacks like carrot sticks, apples, and juice boxes, they can grab and go without having to climb a ladder for reach. It also helps you keep their foods separate
4. Prep Sink
Prep sinks are ideal for kids. They are kid-sized and out of the way of the main flow of traffic. It’s a perfect place for kids to wash up, grab a drink of water, or help you prepare food without getting in the way.
5. Safety Features
Safety features can help protect your kids. There are a lot of safety features including slow close cabinets to avoid trapped fingers, cabinet locks to block their access to sharp and dangerous objects, and no slip flooring so they don’t fall. We can help you incorporate these and many more to help your kids stay safe.
Making your kitchen child-friendly is a great idea. It can help you spend more time together, make the space safer, and help them gain an interest in cooking. If you’d like to remodel your kitchen with your kids in mind, talk to our design experts at Cardigan Kitchens and Baths. We’ve worked with dozens of families to help create wonderful spaces that work for every member of the household. Call us today to learn more!