You have always loved your kitchen just the way it is. But now you can barely remember the days of your single life that were all about fun gatherings, indoor themed rummy contests and wine tastings. Now you want to convert your kitchen into a more welcoming and safe space that could accommodate the specific needs of your youngsters, help you keep them close 24/7 and enable them to get more familiar with several household chores. A successful kitchen remodel project could give you the chance to bring people together and work and have fun with your children in a much more inviting environment. Looking for sources of inspiration that may do the trick for you? Here are a few basic suggestions that you could personalize according to the unique particularities of your indoor space.
Turn Your Kitchen into a Brighter Multifunctional Space. Throw those old, boring kitchen cabinets and keep your vintage coffee table. Buy a set of wicker chairs and a retro, minimalist settee to transform most of your kitchen area into the perfect space for watching TV, cooking, playing with legos, enjoying a late-night snack or reading a magazine. Use a large kitchen island as your food preparation area and keep the interior décor simple and yet very personal, to maintain that pleasant homey vibe.
Keep Everything Clean and Perfectly Organized. Busy moms know just how time-consuming (and annoying) it really is to clean or rearrange stuff after your kids. If you want to get your youngsters more involved in household cleaning and maintenance tasks, make sure your indoor space is favoring this series of positive changes. In a few words, stay organized! A large kitchen island could provide ample seating, while a built-in wooden armoire could enable you to store and organize your children’s personal belongings, including books, crayons, toys and puzzles.
Slipcovers Are Your Best Friend. You don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive additions to recreate a better kitchen. A set of colorful slipcovers could allow you to beautify your wooden chairs, protect their value and make them more kid-friendly at the same time.
Customize Your Kitchen Cabinets By Adding a Blackboard. Do you think that all-white kitchen furniture is so passé? In this case, it doesn’t even matter if you are right or wrong. Your creative ambition is all that you should focus on. If you want to turn your kitchen into a cozier space where your kids would actually want to play, do their homework or help you with chores, consider installing a blackboard on the front side of your custom kitchen cabinets. This way, you will achieve a timelessly elegant and unconventional black and white combo that will definitely make your kitchen stand out. Furthermore, you could always decide to capture the funny messages written on the blackboard in pictures, as a way to create solid, long-lasting memories.
Install a Few Child-Only Drawers. Want to teach your kids the lesson of responsibility and help them stay as organized as grownups? If so, go for new custom cabinets with lots of drawers or open shelving. Let them choose the drawer or open area where they would like to store their belongings. This way, you will no longer have to see dozens of toys scattered all across the floor or hear your kids crying because they can’t find their favorite coloring book. Problem solved!
If you’re looking for more kitchen remodel ideas tailored to your aspirations and space-related challenges, just give us a call or write us a message and get us involved in a redesign project that could change the way you feel about your own environment.
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