If you have a family with young kids, you know how important it is to keep all areas of the house safe for your children. The kitchen is one of the more dangerous rooms in the home with appliances, sharp knives, and hard surfaces, so childproofing the kitchen is crucial. Continue reading for four essential child-friendly kitchen design tips!
No Sharp Corners
Young kids are always running around the house without looking, and running into a sharp corner can be extremely dangerous. When you choose your countertop surface, be careful with the countertop slab edge detail you pick. A style with a rounded edge is the best option for families with young children, as a round edge is much more forgiving on a forehead bump than a sharp corner!
Low Maintenance and Hygienic Materials
All parents know just how messy kids can be, and it’s important to choose kitchen materials that are easy to clean up and require little maintenance. It’s impossible to keep kitchen tables and countertops clean with young children in the house, so be sure to go with materials that are easy to clean with just a paper towel and water. Quartz and Corian are great options for countertops as they are virtually indestructible, low-maintenance, and hygienic.
While you don’t want all of your countertops to be so low to the ground, it’s a good idea to lower one small section of the countertop to a child-friendly height. Having the kitchen surface within their reach allows kids to safely help you prepare food (when they are old enough) without having to stand on furniture or be held.
It’s always smart to dedicate a drawer or cabinet in your kitchen to your kid’s most-used items, including their plates, bowls, cups, and some of their favorite snacks. The under-cabinet section is the best place for this storage, as it allows kids to have access to everything they need at a safe level. However, it can also be used as your kids get older, as they continue to have a section for their favorite snacks!
Design Your Dream Kitchen With Design Solutions, Inc.
Design Solutions Inc, located in Annapolis MD, is here to help homeowners throughout the Maryland areas redesign their bathrooms, kitchens, and homes. Want to create a greener home? Ask us about sustainable design for your Maryland home.
Founder, president, and artistic director Joni Zimmerman continues to create and maintain a service and team that meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of the community it serves. Get in touch with us today to begin your redesign journey. Call us today at 410-757-6100 or visit our contact us page to speak with one of our team members.