Interacting with your children is one of the primary steps in helping them grow. But interaction doesn’t always have to be restricted to the boring dinner table conversations when you can make your kitchen an interactive social center for your family.
With the open kitchen designs in most modern homes these days, having your children around as you cook has never been more convenient. However, only having them around isn’t going to help strengthen your bond with them.
That’s exactly why you need to remodel your kitchen in a way that makes it interactive for your family as a whole. If you can’t figure out how you can do it, here are a few tips to give you some clearer options.
Reserve Space for a Desk
A desk with a soft board on top in one corner of the kitchen can help make the kitchen more of a social hangout area. That way your child can complete their homework on the mini desk as you cook their favorite pie: win-win.
Add Storage Boxes or a Kitchen Cabinet for all the Fun Stuff
Make your kitchen more versatile by adding more than just kitchen utensils in the drawers and cabinets. Store a cabinet with workplace items or your children’s toys even so they’re always around you when you’re working in the kitchen. Oh, and you can impose a fine if they make a mess. That way they’ll learn some organization skills as well.
Showcase Your Child’s Art Work
Nothing screams appreciation and encouragement more than displaying your child’s achievements and work for everyone to see. If you have a soft board in the kitchen, you could pin the art work on it or you could even paste it on your fridge.
Get Technical and Add Gadgets
Adding a desktop PC in a corner or a wireless Bluetooth speaker like the Amazon Echo and the Apple HomePod will make your kitchen fun and entertaining. Ask Alexa or Siri to turn on some music for your family to enjoy.
In the busy world we live in, it can sometimes become difficult to give proper attention and time to your family. Therefore by mixing up work and family together is essential and it can happen in your very own kitchen.
Got a kitchen remodeling project coming up soon? Call Clifton Park Kitchen Remodeling today!