They say that the kitchen is the heart of any home and that what goes on in that room is more important than how it looks. This includes the décor, colours of walls and the space provided. I know that for most of us there are standard elements throughout our kitchens that are unchanging. These include the decoration, the window hangings and our items on display, from pots, vases and various ornaments.
If you are lucky enough to have a large kitchen which can encompass a table and chairs, then everything can happen in this room. To eat your meals with your family and friends means that mealtimes are a chance to talk – an opportunity to discuss your day and catch up, even if this time starts as a snippet of a conversation.
It would be marvellous if we had the finances available to create our very own dream kitchen. From measuring the room and deciding the kitchen layout, to choosing the right interior fittings, lighting and appliances. To create the look of your dream kitchen by combining fronts, worktops, appliances, knobs and handles could leave you feeling a little bemused about what to do first.
Remember that an essential part of the planning process, is accurate measuring which helps ensure that your new kitchen will fit and function properly; but remember to take into account the following tips of preparing for the planning….
Place your oven at a safe and convenient height
Your oven and microwave should be placed at a convenient height that makes it easy to see the interior and safe to take out hot dishes.
Hob guard – prevents accidents by the cooking unit
Mount hob and topple guards are adjustable in width and can be adapted to the size of your cooking unit.
Reduces the risk of your little ones getting hurt by sharp edges.
Drawer catches and locks
Keep dangerous liquids, knives or detergents out of children’s reach.
Keeps the rug in place and reduces the risk of slipping.
Children getting their fingers caught in doors is something you definitely want to avoid. A door stop keeps the door open and your worries at a safe distance.
Have a step stool nearby
They are handy for reaching high shelves or for letting children be part of the action.