If you’re a mother with young children, even if you enjoy cooking, the kitchen can seem like a nightmare. No-one realises how difficult meal times can be until they have children. So, the more practical your kitchen can become, the easier life gets. The kitchen is often many rooms in one. It could be where you do your laundry, where you prepare your food and where you eat it, so it has to be versatile. Take a look at these time-saving and convenient ideas for kitchens that every mother would dream about.
A breakfast bar is a fantastic solution to the dreaded morning breakfast before school nightmare. You have to prepare breakfast for a few hungry mouths and make sure they’re eating it, instead of getting distracted, so you can get out the door on time. Having a breakfast bar means you can serve the food quickly and easily, keep one eye on the kids while you’re doing other things and even have time to wash up as they’re finishing. If you’re looking for that extra bit of help, invest in some gas lift bar stools so you can adjust the height of each stool to cater for each child.
We all dream of that sparkly bright white kitchen, but the reality is, it’s impossible to keep up with it when you have kids. If your home is designed like most people’s, your kitchen probably leads directly to your garden. That means your children are likely to traipse through with muddy shoes and dirty hands. They may even spill drinks and food down your kitchen cabinets, to say the least. So, when it comes to choosing your kitchen’s design, you’re much better off with darker colours. A dark grey stainless-steel work top will ensure you have an easy time of cleaning and it’s durable enough to last you for years.
If you eat your meals in the kitchen, you’ll need lots of natural light flowing through. If the first thing your kids wake up to is a darkened room, you may have a more difficult time getting them to be alert for the day ahead. When you spend time in a room with lots of natural light, it’s much healthier for you. Firstly, you’ll be getting a good source of vitamin D and secondly, it helps to encourage a productive attitude. Consider putting in an additional window, French doors or a skylight to let light flow in.
A View to the Garden
If your little ones want to play outside, but you have a list of chores to do longer than your arm, you’re often forced to leave the chores build up. However, if you’ve got an open kitchen where you have a clear view of the garden, you can let your children play while you get on with things. One of the best ways to do it, is to replace the wall facing the garden into sliding glass doors. It’s also a wonderful feature during the Summer and opens up your house and garden when you have guests.
Clever Storage Solutions
As the years go by, mothers tend to pick up more and more that belongs to the kitchen. Having space in the kitchen is important, so you don’t want things lying around on your worktops. Look for some ideas on clever storage solutions. You may be surprised by how you can transform your kitchen cupboards with a few simple hacks.