For the last 10 years, the third bedroom in my home has been serving dual purposes. I’ve been utilizing it as a home office. My husband uses it as a home gym. However, before long, this multipurpose room will need to be repurposed into a nursery. Because I can’t allow my future baby to sleep on a treadmill, my husband and I need the assistance of a remodeling contractor. This type of professional can improve this chaotic space and help turn it back into its intended purpose, a bedroom. If you need to remake one of the rooms in your home, consider hiring a remodeling contractor to complete the work for you. On this blog, you will learn the ways a remodeling contractor can transform a multipurpose room into the space you need.
Creating a family friendly kitchen can combine elements from your dream kitchen with those that will make the space more useful for your family. The following are just a few ideas to help inspire you in achieving this goal.
Idea #1: Consider rubber flooring
Rubber flooring tiles have come a long way and they now provide an attractive option for the home kitchen. These floors are somewhat softer, which can help cushion a child's fall (or a dropped plate), and they are also gentle on your feet so you can spend an afternoon teaching a child how to make the perfect holiday cookies.
Idea #2: Make organization easy
Simplifying kitchen chores helps get the whole family on board. One way to do this is to make sure your organizations systems are easy to use and implement. Install custom cabinets with built in plate and cup racks. Consider adding a pot organization system to a larger cabinet and use dividers in your drawers. For the pantry, opt for specialized shelving, such as can chutes and produce bins, and don't forget to label.
Idea #3: Create a homework station
A simple bar or island in the kitchen can provide a spot for the kids to work on their afternoon projects while an adult starts on dinner preparation. If you don't have a lot of space, consider installing a narrow bar area with a flip down bench or stools. This way you have a bit more counter space when you need it, or it can double as a homework station.
Idea #4: Add more usable space
A kitchen island can be much more than just an extra worktop. Have it plumbed and install a sink and you have a fully functional prep site for when you are cooking big meals for a family event. The extra sink also comes in handy for cooking and washing veggies if your regular sink is stacked high with dishes from a day of cooking.
Idea #5: Finish with useful décor
Your décor can serve several purposes in the kitchen. Add a chalkboard wall or door somewhere in the space to keep track of necessary groceries – or simply to provide some entertainment for the toddler as you prepare the meal. Chalkboard paint comes in every color imaginable, so you can fit it into your design. Dry erase paint is another option, which you can place on a wall or on an appliance surface – such as the fridge. Another useful option is to install a magnet wall. You can store your knives high on the wall and then provide alphabet magnets lower down for a child-friendly occupation.
Contact a business like Callier Thompson Kitchen & Bath for more information.