These days the lines between home, work, and school continues to blur and, in many families, have dissolved completely. This social shift has produced exciting results in the field of home design. For instance, the kitchen has returned as the true hub of the entire home. For many households, the kitchen needs to be a multi-function space. But how do you make a multipurpose kitchen? In short, you probably already are in practice, and a few quick tips and design pointers can help you make it a much more functional one by including several multipurpose kitchen features in these common kitchen areas.
If your kitchen has an island, this is already a multifunctional space. Islands usually have prep space, sometimes the sink and storage, and a space for people to sit and eat or work. The island is often an ideal place to have kids do homework. Make sure you’re using this space as wisely as you can. Assign some of the surface space to the non-cooking duties by having a specific location for pencils and learning tools that need to stay out (and storage nearby for the things that can be put away. If possible, design the island with a backsplash separating the sink from the eating and working area to keep things tidy.
Whether the sink is part of the island or located in another kitchen area, make sure that you’re getting all the use from it and maximizing your time. There are so many cool accessories for the sink that make prep and clean-up easier, from pasta pot fillers to high-pressure glass cleaners. Investing in a touch-sensor type of faucet (or even a touch-free one) also will make it easier for younger kids to use the kitchen sink when they need it without making a huge mess.
Upgrade your stove and cooking appliances to include various features like a warming drawer, which allows you to keep food heated while you finish your work or other activities in the multipurpose room. It would also help if you also help to include various safety features since a multipurpose kitchen is more likely to have kids in it more often.
Don’t forget the storage you need for all of the various activities in the kitchen. It’s essential there is storage for work supplies near the table or island, storage for tools and appliances so you can keep them from cluttering up countertops (and out of the hands of curious kids), and storage for fun stuff for relaxing (like a designated wine fridge).
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