Design and Grundig technology combine to make it possible

Keeping your kitchen clean, or kid-friendly. What really matters to you?

Today, you don’t have to choose! With a combination of fun design ideas and appliance innovations you really can create a kid-friendly kitchen.

Integrating all members of the family into kitchen life, regardless of where they are at home, is a great place to start. So, consider going open concept with your kitchen. By flowing the kitchen space into the living space, not only can you manage the kitchen and kids with ease, but you remove the “stigma” of the kitchen as an “adults only space”. By adding a breakfast bar peninsula or kitchen-island, you also create an area where all members of the family can eat and play.

Grundig GNF 41810 Freestanding Full Size Dishwasher is perfect when the little ones are asleep. (c) grundig.com

Grundig GNF 41810 Freestanding Full Size Dishwasher is perfect when the little ones are asleep. (c) grundig.com

If you worry about what loud appliances might do to your open concept kid-friendly kitchen, Grunding innovations in sound technology make that a non-issue. The Grundig GNF 41810 Freestanding Full Size Dishwasher for instance, is whisper quiet, producing only 43 decibels of sound during the wash. It’s perfect for open plan kitchens and for when the little ones are asleep.

If open concept is not an option, then apply fun design tricks to make your kitchen a kid-friendly kitchen. First, ditch the monochrome palate and incorporate some real colour into you interior design. A backsplash in a patterned tile, a feature wall in a cheerful shade hung with candid family photos the kids select, or even coloured cupboard interiors, are all fun ways to add colour.

This stylish dishwasher in black embrace imperfection and go fingerprint-free. (c) grundig.com

This stylish dishwasher in black embrace imperfection and go fingerprint-free. (c) grundig.com

Other design tricks include adding a chalkboard wall and child-height furniture, so kids can get involved in meal planning and prep. With the Grundig Freestanding Dishwasher it doesn’t matter how many dishes they produce, because it has the lowest water consumption on the market. Each family-sized load uses just 6 litres of water, and the auto programme adjusts each cycle based on how soiled the dishes are.

Finally, when it comes to making a kitchen truly kid friendly, you will have to include a few “child proof” details. But, it’s no big deal. To avoid stains on dining furniture, use slipcovers in funky patterns. To control the clutter, set up a labelled basket for every member of the family to stash their stuff. To live smudge, stain and scratch-free you can do 2 things: embrace imperfection and go fingerprint-free.

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To embrace imperfection, use materials that are durable classics. A rustic butcher’s block topped kitchen island and heavily veined marble for worktops all proudly showcase your family’s history in charming ways. To go fingerprint-free, invest in appliances with made with inox stainless steel, like the Grundig Freestanding Dishwasher. This innovative material not only resists the smudging, but also cleans up easily and well. Splatters and spills are wiped up in a snap.

Use one, or use them all, these design pointers and appliance innovations will make for a kitchen that kids, and kids at heart, won’t want to leave.