It is essential to design in such a way that is kid-friendly, or in other words, safe and easy to clean! There are a few things we can do to protect both our kiddos and our homes!
First and foremost, the most important thing is our kiddos’ safety. When it comes to protecting our kids from our homes, there are a few things we can do. Ditching the plash latches and investing in new kid cabinet locks will keep your little ones safe from anything that might be able to harm them in your cabinets. Rev-A-Lock Cabinet Security
Though they won’t be able to use these more dangerous cabinets, organizing your lower base cabinets to hold their dishes and necessities allows them to reach and assist in the kitchen! Drawer Peg System
Another necessity to ensure our kiddos’ safety is induction stovetops, which can help prevent them from getting burned. What is an Induction Cooktop? | Wolf Induction Cooktops
When it comes to protecting our home from our kids, there are a few things we can implement in our designs. Stained finishes instead of paint in our kitchens (especially on the islands) can help maintain the look and quality of the finish, despite the wear and tear that littles can put on them. Similarly, choosing distressed finishes when designing your kitchen can keep you a step ahead of the inevitable dents and dings!
Technology can even play a role in making a kitchen both safe and fun for everyone! Implementing smart-home products such as built-in Alexas and refrigerator screens can be as much help and fun for your kids as they can be for you!