We’re often told the heart of the home is the kitchen, but for many families, this doesn’t always turn out to be true. Kitchens can either be a source of great joy and togetherness, or they can become associated with stress, mess, and watching your kids take their meals off to their rooms.
Could design change your kitchen’s fortunes? We like to think so. Try incorporating a few of our architectural tricks and you might just find your kitchen is everything you dream it would be.
Here are Resi’s top tips for designing a family-friendly kitchen…
Be honest about what your family needs
It’s very common that when it comes to designing your dream kitchen we put our fantasies over reality. Many people THINK they want a gorgeous, mid-century dining table with vintage art-deco chairs. And if this is you, that’s great, it’s a very sexy dining set-up. However, does this suit your family?
Is a formal set up more or less likely to get your family around the table? Are your kids more comfortable perching on a breakfast bar? Does your table need to act as both a dining area and as a crafts workshop?
Before you commit to a design, we recommend taking note of how your family navigates your home currently and use that as a base. Think about pain points, what activities the family like to enjoy, dining habits. By feeding these details to your architect, they’ll be able to tailor your space and help you get the most out of your project.