Are you planning a kitchen remodel? The legions of professionals who specialize in kitchen design – the designers, appliance manufacturers, flooring and lighting specialists, plumbers, and Needham building contractors – have all been noticing a new trend in home design.
You see, families are getting larger than ever. And families aren’t growing because they’re having more children. Families are getting larger because the generations are starting to live together once again. That can mean having your parents, your kids, and maybe even your grandkids all under one roof.
When our families change, our kitchens need to change as well. When planning your Needham kitchen remodel, keep the following points in mind:
Think Ahead: Older family members (and ourselves, as we age) sometimes have a hard time lifting heavy things. Smart kitchen remodeling includes options like microwave drawers (no trying to take a hot plate down from overhead!) and pull-down faucets, so you can fill pans on the countertop rather than in a drawer. Talk to your Needham building contractor about the best options for your family.
Be Smart About Safety: Embrace the best of kitchen technology to keep your entire family safe from accidental burns. Induction stoves remain cool to the touch (they only heat up magnetic cookware!) which makes them the ideal choice for families with elders and small children. Do you have serious cooks in your family? Talk with your Needham building contractor about your appliance choices: building in convection ovens, second stoves, and island cooktops can make your kitchen more functional and enjoyable.
Drawer Storage: Drawer storage is the top trend in kitchen design right now. Drawers are great for heavy items, such as plates. It’s always easier to lift something up than to bring it down from overhead. Drawer storage can be used for dishes, ingredients, cleaning supplies, and more. Locking drawers are a great feature for families with small children: this is the ultimate childproofing! Other drawers can be easy access: great for kids who help by setting the table.