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Family-Friendly Kitchen: 5 New Ideas

When it comes to renovating your kitchen, there are a lot of things to consider. You want a space that’s both functional and beautiful, and one that will accommodate your needs and those of your family. If you’re looking for some new ideas, here are seven that can help make your kitchen more family-friendly.

Shaker cabinets

Shaker cabinets are a great option if you want a simple, classic look that will appeal to both adults and kids. They are a popular choice among homeowners because they look good in any style kitchen and they’re versatile enough to accommodate a variety of storage needs.

Funky tiles

A backsplash with funky tiles can add personality to your kitchen and be a great focal point for kids. Subway tile backsplashes are a great way to add color and pattern to your kitchen, and they’re easy to change as trends evolve.



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Family-friendly countertops

In a perfect world, you’d have a versatile countertop that could be used for preparing food and also doubling as your child’s play area. However, even if you can’t have one countertop for both purposes, there are plenty of other family-friendly options to choose from, such as butcher block or concrete. Butcher block countertops are a warm and inviting option that can add a touch of character to any kitchen.


Open shelving

If you have young kids, open shelving can be a great way to keep them entertained – and it also makes it easy for them to help out in the kitchen. It is a great way to create more storage space in your kitchen while also adding visual interest. Open shelving is perfect for displaying dishes or knick-knacks, or for storing appliances that are used often. It is also a great way to make your kitchen feel more open and airy.


A designated “kid’s corner”

You don’t have to give up any valuable counter space; instead, designate a small area in the corner of your kitchen as “kid’s corner”. This can be a great place for your kids to eat their meals, do their homework, and play.


Family-friendly features near the stovetop

If you’re always doing lots of cooking or boiling on your stovetop, consider adding some features that are family-friendly near it. For example, you might install an oven between two countertops with open shelves for cookbooks or dishes, which makes them easy to reach when you’re working in the kitchen.

Pantry storage or a breakfast bar

Family-friendly kitchens benefit from the addition of a pantry to store all those picky snacks that children need on hand.


A breakfast bar is a great way to add more seating to your kitchen and make it more family-friendly. It’s perfect for kids who want to help out in the kitchen or for adults who want a place to eat a quick meal.

With these five tips, you can make your kitchen more family-friendly and functional. It will accommodate the needs of your entire family. By creating a space that is both enjoyable and practical, you’ll be able to cook with your kids and spend more time with them. If you’re still not sure about the overall look, use our free 3D kitchen design tool or contact one of our professionals for a free consultation at info@nelsonkb.com.


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