Planning A New Kitchen For Your Growing Family
As your family grows, so does the need for a bigger kitchen. More people means more food preparation happening in the kitchen, which means a need to more storage space and more cooking space. There are lots of things to consider when planning out a bigger kitchen, so take a look at some of the options that are available.
Be sure to take into account how many people are currently in your family, and if you plan on adding any more. A bigger refrigerator is a must with all the food that you will need, so consider adding the space to put one in your design. If you already have a built in section for your fridge, it might not fit the expansion that you are planning. Measure carefully to fit the capacity that you need. You also will want to factor in any future additions to your family as well.
With more kids comes more dirty dishes. Bottles, food bowls, snacks and more can start to pile up. If your sink is not equipped to handle the amount of meals being made in your house, you will find it piling up faster than you want. You’ll be spending a lot of time washing dishes by hand, and running out of space to put them all. It is best to upgrade your sink to be able to hold more before the pile up takes over your kitchen.
More Counter Space
Preparing more meals means that you need more counter space to be able to chop, assemble and cook for all of your family members. If you don’t already have one, consider designing an island for your kitchen. As the kids grow, they will want to help with preparations and making their own treats. An island give you more space to allow them to eventually help with meal preparations and school projects. An island can also double as extra eating space with built in seating, if needed.
Having an eat-in kitchen reduces the need to feed your kids in the dining room all of the time. Kids make a mess. Sometimes it is nice to have one room in the house that isn’t completely destroyed when company comes over. Having a spot to feed the kids in the kitchen means you can leave the dining room clean and ready for guests. It also means that you can feed the kids while you are doing other tasks in the kitchen. Having the option for an eat-in kitchen makes all the difference.
If you are looking to expand your kitchen, contact Cardigan Kitchens today. We can help you plan out your kitchen remodel so that it helps you to fit all your needs. We’ve got options to show you and we’d be happy to help you build the kitchen of your dreams. Don’t wait!