Kids are wonderful, but kids are messy. And we’re not just talking about the somewhat adorable phase when your three-year old finds the flour and makes a powdery mess everywhere. Ten years later, that same child – who is capable of long division and also potentially running the world from their smartphone – will make themselves a sandwich and leave behind jelly on the cabinetry, peanut butter all over the countertop, bread crumbs on the floor, and thirty-seven different pieces of silverware, all of which have been used somehow.
Can kitchen design make this situation better? Well, what’s between you and your kid is between you and your kid – but as Newton kitchen designers, we can definitely steer you toward the design choices, materials selection, and appliance choices that make keeping the kitchen looking great super simple. A good kitchen designer can tell you what looks are hot right now & what home buyers are looking for – a great one will tell you which ones won’t show every single fingerprint and be a pain in the butt to clean.
And if we can let you in on a secret? A lot of really high-end design features are really just sophisticated ways to hide the messes we all make. Sliding wood countertops that cover the sink, appliance garages, pocket doors that protect the pantry from prying eyes and other similar custom features all have a place in the lived-in luxury home.
Design can lead behavior. That’s why your Newton kitchen designer will want to know about you, about your family, and the ways you use and enjoy your kitchen. For example, consider the family with a child who wants to get on MasterChef and tell Gordon Ramsay a thing or two. Having lots of well-lit work space is important, as well as easily-understood storage solutions for dry ingredients, fresh foods, frozen products and cooking gear.