If you’re as conscious of safety as you are about design, redecorating your house with children in mind can be a tricky business. Your kitchen is a particularly tough room to get right – it’s one of the most-used rooms in any house, so there needs to be something for everyone. From the pattern of the wallpaper, the utensils and pots and pans on display, to what type of material to use for the worktops, everything needs to be taken into consideration.
Ordering kitchen counters with rounded corners, for example, not only reduces the risk of children running into sharp edges, but actually prolongs the durability of your work surfaces. Likewise, keeping some of your appliances hidden – such as the fridge or washing machine – can prevent your toddler from climbing in or grabbing something they shouldn’t, but also adds a consistency to the style of your kitchen.
But paying that much attention to the finer details of your kitchen doesn’t mean it can’t be as stylish as it is safe. It’s not difficult to design a room where every member of the family can enjoy the space, and feel comfortable in it. So if you want to make the most of your family kitchen, take a look at these elegant-yet-practical design ideas.