The kitchen is the heart of the home and should be the place where the whole family can sit, chat, and eat. To ensure your kitchen is family friendly, make a note of these tips:
An open kitchen design helps you to socialise while in the kitchen. If there isn't room for a table, link the kitchen to the dining or sitting room so you don't feel apart from the family and isolated while you cook. The kitchen island above is ideal for family get-togethers.
Make sure you have enough places to sit to encourage family members and guests to chat to you as you cook. Stools at the countertops encourage children to help out - ideal for teaching them to cook. A kitchen island is perfect - or fit in a small table where the kids can do their homework while you are busy.
Keep yours organised and you will save time in the long run. See-through containers are handy because you can immediately see when you are running low of stocks. Neat rows of tins with the labels looking outwards also make life easier.
These are great for busy families. Children love them and they are very handy for jotting down menus, shopping lists or making notes and reminders. It's fairly easy to turn a small wall or section of a wall into a chalkboard. Have a look HERE for how to create a chalkboard wall.
- See a selection of handmade quality kitchens by Country Kitchens of Devon.