Kitchens in homes see many different types of meals, for all kinds of people, and are used for many different tasks. A kitchen should be able to serve you through all the changing seasons of life. Your family will continue to change, as should your kitchen. Designing a family-friendly kitchen will help everyone feel more included and make the food preparation process easier. Rasmussen Custom Cabinets can help give you more storage options that will improve your home. We have done many different kitchen layouts with the most unique cabinets, so no matter what your kitchen needs are, we can make it happen.
Design With Movement In Mind
The kitchen is a place where you spend a lot of time. Many people walk through the kitchen to get to other areas of the home, cook with multiple members of the family, and work on homework or other miscellaneous tasks. Creating a kitchen layout that will allow for the flow of traffic is the best way to have the space serve you. Keeping islands smaller and creating a triangle for all the major appliances will help streamline cooking.
Our designers can help you design a family-friendly kitchen with ease. Some kitchens can benefit from taking cabinets out of the kitchen set and adding more storage in a pantry. Whatever will help to make the kitchen less cluttered is recommended.
A multi-functional kitchen island is a key component in family-friendly kitchens. Islands can be used for family conversations, food prep, holiday serving, or work done at home. Your island is a place to gather, so it should be able to adapt to your changing needs. Design your island with underneath storage to maximize your usable space. Add a built-in breakfast bar or a cozy seating area for family meals. This can foster better family connections when your island is used as a center point.
Make Cabinets Out Of Durable Materials
Another area of your kitchen that sees a lot of use is your cabinets. Making them out of a durable material that is humidity-resistant will help make your kitchen more useful. Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry focuses on building durable wood cabinets that are ready for years of use. Durable cabinets can save you money on repairs and can adapt to the changes of your children and family.
Cabinets are the heart of your kitchen because they ensure your items stay safe and clean. Keeping toxic items away from children or pets, keeping your space tidy, and avoiding spoiled food are all easily accomplished by quality cabinets.
Consider Customized Storage Options
Implementing creative custom cabinets can help create a family-friendly kitchen. Pull-out trash bins, lower storage areas for pet food, compost bins, spice storage, or cabinets without shelving can all be included when you work with RCC. Pull-out cutting boards can help improve your cooking and baking projects. Trash bins can keep your home cleaner and free of odors. Step stools can help you include your children in more quality family time. The benefits are endless when it comes to unique cabinet accessories.
Secure Your Heavy Items Or Cabinet Doors
If you have small children or pets, securing heavy items in your kitchen will prevent disaster. Securing your fridge, tables, or even smaller dangerous items like knives or appliances can prevent them from falling on children or pets. Securing cabinets and drawers to prevent pinched fingers can also be an important safety implementation for a kitchen. Keeping your kitchen safe will make it a great place to be, no matter the age of your family members.
Consider Reducing Sharp Edges
Cabinets, kitchen islands, doors, and drawers all typically include sharp edges. While it may not be possible to use rounded corners on everything, limiting the sharp corners on certain aspects where your children could experience injury. Rounding the corners of your islands or drawers can help prevent unnecessary accidents.
Add Personal Touches In A Family-Friendly Kitchen
If you want to make your home your own, you should include personal heirlooms or photos. Including these items in your kitchen will make it feel like a comfortable space where everyone feels accepted. Incorporating shelving for colorful dishware or collectibles to be portrayed can make it feel like home.