For most families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. 50 years ago, a kitchen might only need to be functional for a wife and mother, as most kitchens were set apart from the living spaces and solely used for prep. Not so today. Kids and families all gather in the kitchen together, so why not make it kid-friendly? When doing a kitchen remodel in Plano, consider these kid-friendly remodeling ideas:


Refrigerator Drawers

Built-in refrigerator drawers are perfect for little hands looking for snacks or cold drinks. No longer should you think of your refrigerator as the sole place to keep things cold in the kitchen. Refrigerator drawers can be placed anywhere in the kitchen for food prep storage or easy assess for even the smallest family members.

Photo courtesy  Curtos Appliances

Photo courtesy Curtos Appliances


Deep Storage Drawers

When children are involved, you may want to rethink the way you store your dishes. Commonly used dishes and silverware can be stored in deep storage drawers vs. upper cabinets for children to assess. And bonus – place the drawer next to the dishwasher and teach your child to responsibly unload the dishwasher and put dishes away.


Large Island

As the hub of the home, the kitchen tends to be the place for all family members to gather. You may want your children in the kitchen with you, but you may not want them under-foot when preparing dinner. Add a large island into your Plano kitchen remodel, perfect for children to do homework, eat a quick snack, or just visit. If done right, not only will it be functional, but a statement piece in your home.

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Easy-to-Clean Surfaces

When children are involved, easy of use is top priority, and this is especially true of high traffic countertops. While that gorgeous Carrera marble may be tempting, opt for a quartz look-alike. Not only is quartz more cost effective, but it’s more durable and stain resistant than marble and granite, and more shock absorbent too.

Photo courtesy of  William French

Photo courtesy of William French


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