If you have children, chances are your dream kitchen is a family-friendly kitchen. From a large kitchen island for prepping meals and baking cookies together, to durable flooring that is easy to keep clean, let’s tackle how to design a family-friendly dream kitchen that is equal parts form and function.
A large kitchen island anchors a family-friendly kitchen design. If you have a large crew, this must-have feature offers extra seating for young children and teens, whether it’s breakfast time or a place to do homework after school. A kitchen island also provides extra countertop space for preparing dinner together as a family, baking a yummy dessert, or working on craft projects. Choose from bar height or countertop height, and add stools accordingly.
Quality cabinets are vital in a family-friendly kitchen. Choose cabinetry with a durable finish that can withstand daily wear and tear and can be easily cleaned, especially if you have young children. Whether you opt for a painted or stained finish, look for custom cabinetry that is built to order.
At Willow Lane Cabinetry, we have a large selection of quality custom cabinets to choose from, with standard features like premium I-beam construction, solid hardwood doors with a full overlay design, and dovetailed drawer boxes with undermount, soft-close, full extension glides. Talk about family-friendly features!
For a truly family-friendly kitchen, choose a durable, low-maintenance, easy to clean material for your countertops. Good options include natural stone like Granite or Quartzite, engineered stone like Quartz, and man-made Acrylic Solid Surface, which is warm to the touch and non-porous to prevent bacteria from penetrating the surface. These materials are all scratch, heat, and stain resistant, making them ideal for busy families.
Don’t cry over spilled milk. When you have children, the flooring you install in the kitchen should be resistant to water damage (and other spills kids tend to make). Tile and vinyl plank flooring are perfect options for kitchen floors because they are strong, easy to clean, and waterproof. Best of all, they come in a variety of styles, including realistic options for homeowners who want the look of wood with family-friendly durability.
Family-Friendly Finishing Details
A family-friendly kitchen isn’t complete without a tile backsplash to protect the walls from cooking messes. You’ll also want a large kitchen sink for washing dishes, and a kitchen hood to remove odors and improve the air quality for your family. Add inside cabinet accessories to keep your kitchen organized, such as a heavy-duty mixer lift for baking, a Lazy Susan, and a pullout waste container to keep trash safely behind closed doors.
Are you ready to make that dream kitchen a reality for your family? Take advantage of our free room design service to customize your family-friendly kitchen and maximize your space.
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