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How to Design the Perfect Family-Friendly Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of a home, especially for busy families. At Goodey and Howell, we understand the importance of a functional yet stylish kitchen that caters to the needs of every family member. Our kitchen showrooms in Northampton and Wellingborough are brimming with inspiring designs to help you create the perfect family-friendly space. Here's how to design a kitchen that balances functionality and style:


Open Layout: Opt for an open layout that promotes connectivity. It allows for easy supervision of children while cooking and encourages family interaction during meal prep and gatherings.


Durable Materials: Choose durable materials that can withstand the demands of daily use. Scratch-resistant countertops, sturdy flooring, and easy-to-clean surfaces are essential for a family-friendly kitchen.


Ample Storage: Maximise storage with clever solutions like pull-out pantry shelves, deep drawers, and adjustable cabinets to keep the kitchen organized and accessible for everyone.


Kid-Friendly Features: Incorporate elements accessible to children, such as lower drawers, adjustable-height countertops, and a designated area for their activities or snacks.


Safety First: Ensure kitchen safety by installing rounded countertop edges, childproof locks on cabinets, and placing appliances strategically to prevent accidents.


Multi-Functional Island: Utilise an island as a central hub for meal prep, homework sessions, and casual dining. Consider storage options and seating for a versatile space.


Easy-to-Clean Surfaces: Choose materials and finishes that are easy to maintain and clean, reducing stress during spills or messes.


Good Lighting: Illuminate the space with a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting. Well-lit areas ensure safety and functionality, especially during food preparation.


Smart Appliances: Consider energy-efficient and smart appliances that simplify tasks and offer convenience, making daily routines smoother for the entire family.


Neutral Colour Palette: Opt for a neutral colour palette for a timeless and versatile look. Add pops of colour through accessories or accents that can be easily updated over time.


At Goodey and Howell, Northamptonshire, our expert team can guide you through the process of creating a family-friendly kitchen that blends practicality with aesthetics. Visit our kitchen showrooms in Northampton or Wellingborough to explore our range of inspiring designs and consult with our specialists for a tailored kitchen layout.


For a functional yet stylish kitchen that caters to your family's needs, contact us today. Let's design a space where memorable moments are made!


Goodey and Howell – Your Partner in Crafting Family-Friendly Kitchen Spaces.

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