“Of course I want our family to eat healthy. And of course the kids will happily do their chores and clean up after dinner every night,” Amber said. “But in real life, sometimes we’re having whatever the Uber driver feels like delivering – and the kids ‘forget’ their chores so clean up is a real job. I need a kitchen for the people we’d like to be and the people we really are.”
As kitchen designers in Needham, one thing we like to point out to people is that children change much faster than kitchens do. Good kitchen design makes life easy for everyone, but for busy families the following design choices are essential:
Easy Clean Everything: While it’s not necessarily the most exciting aspect of kitchen design, it’s very important for busy families to have easy clean surfaces that require little to no special maintenance. One of the benefits of working with a professional kitchen designer is that they have the resources to help you get the look you want with the functionality you need.
Smart Money Saving Strategies: The way you design and build your kitchen can impact how much money you spend on heating, power, and water. Working with a professional kitchen designer makes it easier to determine which smart kitchen appliances are right for your family, which surfaces and fixtures will stand the test of time, and what type of storage will keep you from wasting food – a huge concern for many busy families.
Color and Fun: The environments we spend time in influence our feelings and behaviors. When you consider how many family memories are made in the kitchen, you want this to be a room full of happiness and joy. There are many ways to create the family friendly kitchen, including the smart use of color, and fun features that make it easy for kids to feed and clean up after themselves.