The kitchen is very much going to be the heart of the family home, and when you have a growing family, its importance and significance will only increase. When it comes to rejuvenating your kitchen, you want to think carefully about what work you will carry out, when, and why. All work will be inconvenient when you have a family, so invest some of your energy into planning and preparation.
Add More Storage Space
Lots of kitchens can end up looking very cluttered and messy, and this is often because a kitchen lacks storage space. Having lots of cupboards and drawers you can utilize is important for a growing family. If you do not have enough storage space, you will find that piles of stuff will grow and appear on the countertops almost daily. When it comes to adding more storage space, you may wish to add more cabinets, or you may wish to add bespoke storage that doubles as a piece of furniture.
Look at the Layout
The kitchen layout may have worked for your previously, but is it still working for you and your family? Do you find that you are often in each other’s way? Do you find you are going in circles trying to find items? An ideal kitchen layout will work around a central triangle. This triangle will be home to the oven, fridge, and sink. If your kitchen doesn’t follow this layout currently, then look at making changes.
Top Tip: Don’t be afraid to make changes. You want a kitchen that is functional and enjoyable to use. If the layout isn’t working for you at the moment, then look at what alterations can be done to make your life a little easier.
Upgrade the Flooring
When you have a growing family, you need to know that the floor is solid and sturdy. You don’t want to worry about laminate floor bubbling or about ceramic tiles cracking if something is dropped on them. To avoid this unnecessary worry, you should look at upgrading the flooring. You can find a selection of natural stone tiles online. You will find that a natural material such as stone will be much better in your kitchen area and certainly better than laminate or wood will be.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
Kitchen walls and the ceiling can end up looking greasy and unclean very quickly. When paint looks grubby, you know it is time for a new coat of paint. Before you paint the kitchen walls and ceilings, make sure to prepare them adequately first. Clean them with a sugar soap solution and then sand them down if you need to (to ensure they are smooth).
Top Tip: When adding paint, always try and use paints that are washable and easy to clean. Kids are going to make a mess – no matter how small or big they are. So, make sure you use a paint that is easy to clean. Ideally, this will be an eggshell or satin paint.