Friday, May 31, 2013

Kid-Friendly Kitchen

Create a Kid-Friendly Kitchen

Between meal times, cooking, and snacks, a lot of time is spent in the kitchen. Make it a place the whole family wants to be including your kids! D.J.’s Painting and Remodeling found a few clever ideas to make your kitchen kid-friendly.

Kid’s niche
If you’re spending a lot of time in the kitchen in the evenings when the whole family is home, make it a comfortable place for your kids to be by creating a space where they can sit for activities and still interact with you as you prepare a meal.

Within their reach and at their height
Kitchen cabinets and appliances are pretty standard, but there are a few options and ideas that will help your child be involved in meal preparation. Install microwaves and a small refrigerator at their level so they can independently get snacks together, or, install counters with a low spot that is exactly their height!

Send a message
Chalkboard paint is a trendy addition to home decorating in recent years. Use it on a kitchen wall for a fun and creative kitchen environment. Kids can draw designs or put up cookie recipes for easy review as they bake!

Command center
Keep control of the chaos in your home from the kitchen by creating a command center to keep the whole family organized. Put up a calendar and keep track of everyone’s papers, mail, and permission slips in bins.

Making a kid-friendly kitchen is more than just having chocolate chip cookies at the ready. It’s creating a space where they can talk to you while you bake for them and even jump in to help!

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