The kitchen often becomes the gathering place for families as the kids get older, so it makes sense to design your kitchen around the fact that you’re all going to be spending a lot of time there. Whether it’s to improve efficiency for busy school nights or create a home base where you can all come together and relax, these tips will help you create a kitchen that works for your whole family.
Stainless steel is striking to look at, but not when it’s got dozens of fingerprint smudges all over it. For a heavy-use, family kitchen, go with surfaces that are stain-resistant and easy to clean. That might mean black finishes for appliances and quartz or even laminate countertops depending on your budget. You’re looking for surfaces that can take a little wear and tear.
Center Islands for Flexibility
Whether you have an island on wheels that allows you to move it or a stationary one that can serve as a breakfast bar, an island offers you extra surface area in the kitchen. An island can offer extra storage space, which is always welcome in the kitchen.
Walk-in Pantry for Your Storage Dreams
If there’s one feature that’s on the wish list for most home cooks, it’s got to be the walk-in pantry. The ability to buy in bulk is a huge advantage for a family, as is the ability to store staples in an organized fashion. If you’re planning the kitchen of your dreams, make sure a walk-in pantry is high on the list of priorities.
Built-In Desk Space to Stay Organized
A lot of business happens in the kitchen: homework, bill paying, meal planning, scheduling and more. Give yourself a dedicated space to get these tasks done with a built-in desk area. With a dedicated work zone, you won’t have to waste valuable space on the kitchen table or on the countertops.
Custom Kitchens by CKBR
Whether you’re looking for some small upgrades, a complete remodel, or to build a kitchen from scratch, CKBR can help. Our design specialists will help you find a plan that creates a space you love within your budget. For a free, in-home consultation, give us a call today at 602-438-6638, or visit us on the web for more information.