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Transform Your Kitchen Into A Family Hub

When it comes to your kitchen, if you have a young family the chances are that you want it to be more than just a cooking space, you want it to be the hub of the home. The living room might be where you spend time relaxing as a family, but the kitchen is a space where you probably spend a lot of time preparing meals and cleaning, so creating a space that is family-friendly is important.

Love the concept of transforming your kitchen into a family hub? Yes - then read on, for all of the best tips and ideas to create an incredible family kitchen that everyone will love spending time in.

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Create a range of zones

While an open plan kitchen is ideal for families, as it allows you to see what everyone is getting up to, it can be worthwhile creating zones within the space. Zones allow you to make your kitchen more than just a cooking space and transform it into the heart of the house. For a space that can cater to a range of needs, incorporating zones is vital. As well as having a cooking and washing up zone, consider what else your kitchen could do with. Some families have dining tables within their kitchens, as this gives the kids a space to sit at and play, color, or do their homework. Not enough space for a dining table? How about adding an island then? Another zone that could be good to incorporate is a relaxation zone; a space with comfortable seating (beanbags can work well) and a coffee table. This can be for the kids, or for you and your friends to socialize in. The number of zones you will be able to create will depend on the size of your kitchen, but those are just a couple of ideas that tend to work well.

Invest in adequate storage

As any good interior designer will tell you, adequate storage is vital for any kitchen. Why? Because kitchens have so much stuff in them. However, for a kitchen that will also act as a family hub, storage becomes even more important. The good news is that there are so many storage options to choose from, so regardless of the size of the space that you have, there is sure to be an option that’s a good fit. If you are using a custom kitchen remodeling contractor, ask them what storage solutions they can recommend for your kitchen’s size and shape, and see what they come up with. The fact is that storage is crucial unless you want a kitchen that is constantly in a mess, that is. So storage space should always be something that you take seriously when it comes to the design and layout of your cooking space.

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Keep it kid-friendly

To ensure that your kitchen acts as somewhere that your whole family can use and enjoy, bear your children in mind when it comes to the design and decoration. Kids make a mess, for instance, so it’s vital that every single surface is easily wipeable, from the chairs to the walls. To make your kitchen somewhere your kids want to spend time in, get creative. It’s the little things that make all the difference, such as having a giant chalkboard wall for them to draw on. Get creative and come up with cute and quirky ways to ensure that your kitchen is as child-friendly as possible.

The fact is that transforming your kitchen into a space that your whole family will love, isn’t as difficult as you would think. It’s just a case of taking the time to get inspired and come up with ideas, and ensuring that you have a space designed that caters to the needs of every family member.

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