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When planning your new modern kitchen the layout is the key.  When you are building a new home you are really lucky that you can start from scratch. There are so many things to think about including if you have kid’s can you see them from the preparation bench.  Can you fit a bin drawer in?  Do you want a butler’s pantry?  What style kitchen do you want?

Here are some great tips on planning your kitchen when you have young children!

 

1. Design the kitchen so you can keep an eye on the children.

A island bench is always a great idea as you can add some stools and you have a instant kitchen table.   Kid’s can do their homework and eat whilst you are preparing lunches.  It is also great for social occasions when you have friends around for a coffee!  You want your kitchen to be a place to cook, chat and congregate!

2. Room to Move

You want to make sure you have enough room for all of you in the kitchen.  Especially as your children grow into teenagers and are eating you out of house and home.  There is nothing worse than bumping into each other especially when carrying a large knife.

Room to Move

3. Storage

Ensuring you have storage for everything is so important in a family kitchen.  When you have children you have so many lunchboxes and drink bottles and there seems to always be an abundance of plastic containers.   Make sure you have room for pull out bins, crockery, pantry items, saucepans, cook books and most importantly wine!

Storage

4. A Butlers Pantry

I love a good butler’s pantry.  Unfortunately we did not have room for one but I did make sure we put bench in our small pantry so we could hide away our kettle and toaster. If you have the room then a butlers pantry is a must with a young family.  You can hide away all your mess and your friends will wonder how you keep the kitchen so tidy.

Check out IKEA kitchen planner to help you get ideas on layout.

Good luck with your planning.  Remember planning it the key when designing your kitchen!

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Jacqui Morgan is the author of this article and the founder of Property Unravelled.She is a passionate property blogger and brand ambassador, but her most important job is being a mum!Property Unravelled helps take the stress out of finding tradies and services for your home project.The website hosts a directory of builders, interior designers, tradies to ensure that you have everything you need at your fingertips when it comes to feeding your family.
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