Big ideas for pint-sized living
It’s no secret that the family who spends time together in the kitchen is a happier one. So, why not make your kitchen a place where the entire family feels at home? Read on for tips about designing a kid-friendly kitchen:
Whether they’re toddlers, or teens, kids will have an impact on the working surfaces of your kitchen. When choosing a worktop material for a kid-friendly kitchen, consider durability and wipeability. Quartz is a great granite substitute because it is less porous. Laminate has been the go-to for parents for ages because it is durable and reasonably priced. Today’s premium products ensure style and quality are not sacrificed for price. Wooden worktops, like butcher’s block, actually look more venerable with age and use.
Eating healthfully is important at any age, but developing positive habits starts young. With this in mind, create a space in the pantry that is just for the kids. Fill it up with healthy snacks like apples, bananas, whole wheat baked goods, granola and fruit cups.
Designing a kid-friendly kitchen begins with making it a place that they can access easily. So, invest in some pint-sized furnishings to make that possible. A 2-tiered island allows little ones to eat, do homework and play without needing your assistance to get seated. Step stools make it easy for kids to get at the kitchen sink and worktops, meaning they can chip in during meal preparation and clean-up.
Age Appropriate Appliances
Getting older kids interested in cooking for themselves now may mean fewer takeout trips later in life. So, consider installing age-appropriate appliances in the home that are convenient and safe to cook with. The microwave, a kitchen mainstay, is often where kids get their first start with cooking, but when they’re ready to use the hob an induction version like the Grundig GIEI 613410 E is a great tool. Heating and cooling in mere minutes, induction hobs reduce the chance of burn related accidents.
A combination of design and technology, creating the perfect kid-friendly kitchen is more than just child’s play.