Family Friendly Kitchens!

Summer is here and, for many of us, that means children to occupy and entertain during the long school holidays! Whether you are planning a vacation or staycation this summer, there may well also be opportunities to do some kitchen-based activities with your children.

Whether you are making food, painting, or some other activity, it’s at these times when we realise the importance of having a functional family kitchen where happy family times can easily take place. A kitchen where future memories are made!   


If you are planning a kitchen refurbishment do build in the family-friendly factor! A few design features to consider are:

  • An open plan design with plenty of surface space – perhaps including an island – where several family members can be involved in preparing food at the same time. Whether you are making ice pops, cakes or pizzas, there needs to be room for everyone – and their mess!

  • Hardwearing surfaces that are easy to clean and will maintain their finish despite wear and tear

  • A dining area with a large kitchen table for family meals and creative activities.

  • Plenty of storage space for all the family clutter as well as your kitchen essentials. Perhaps children can have their own drawer or a shelf in a kitchen cupboard, and be responsible for keeping that area clean and tidy?

  • Well thought through layouts that enable an easy flow from preparation area to cooking area – but also guard the safety of any children involved.

Why not have a browse through our kitchen pictures to get some inspiration? Here you will find a wide range of kitchen furniture and kitchen cabinet doors in a wide range of styles, colours and finishes. There are also many different choices of cabinet interiors to cater for even the most challenging storage requirements!

Enjoy your summer, and make the most of your kitchen! If you do realise that a kitchen refurbishment is needed then look no further than DIY Homefit to supply everything you need for your ideal family kitchen!