There are a lot of aspects to consider when designing a new kitchen. Whether you’re a new parent, grandparent, or one of your siblings is expecting, having a kitchen that can accommodate small children should be contemplated when creating a culinary experience that is fun and safe for the whole family.
No Fuss Surfaces
Let’s face it, kids can be messy. The last thing you want is to watch them like a hawk to ensure that nothing gets spilt on expensive marble countertops that will soak up liquids. Save yourself the stress and install countertops that are more kid friendly such as sealed granite or quartz.
Once you’ve decided on the type of countertop that best suits your families, be sure to give some thought to what types of edge treatments you’d like your countertop to have. It’s best to avoid square, sharp edges as these can be dangerous for young children. Some countertop edge choices that offer a softer corner are: rounded, bullnose, chiseled, and beveled.
Pull Out Drawers for Kids Items
Having a pull out drawer at a child’s height that includes their dishes, cups, and cutlery can help foster independence and prevent kids from climbing on top of counters. After the dishes are washed, they can help put their own away too!
Touch Free Faucets
Cleaning up after kids can be a hassle. A touchless faucet can prevent sticky fingerprints from appearing all over your faucet and safeguard against scalding temperatures with a safe temperature preset. You don’t have to worry about the faucet being left on either!
Keep Things Out of Reach
Keep expensive or dangerous items out of reach of little hands by storing them away in high cupboards or shelving. Make sure to lock cabinets and drawers that contain items such as household cleaners, knives, etc.
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With a bit of skill, LJ’s can help you turn your kitchen into a comfortable, welcoming space for the little ones in your life. Give us a call and let’s get started on that project!