When remodeling a kitchen, it is always important to think about the specific and unique ways that you and your family use the kitchen. This is going to be very different for someone who lives alone or with a partner than for someone with a large family. If you have a large family, here are some kitchen remodeling tips that should come in handy.
Create a Separate Pantry, If Possible
With a large family, you have more food to store than most. Storing it in your kitchen cabinets is likely to take up too much space. So, talk to your kitchen remodeling team about creating a separate pantry that resembles a walk-in closet. This will not only free up more space in the cabinet but will also make it easier to monitor what food you have in stock and what you're out of. Plus, if a kid wants a snack, they can go get it from the pantry without getting in your way while you're cooking.
Include Multiple Pathways Through the Kitchen
Family members are going to be walking in and through the kitchen while others are cooking. There's just no way around it in a big family! So, make sure you design your kitchen with multiple pathways through it. One good way to do this is with a kitchen island. You can stand on one side of the island, and others can walk around the other side of it when they need to get through the space.
Include a Separate Beverage Fridge
See whether your remodeling team can design your kitchen to include two fridges. One can just be a beverage fridge. Getting all of the drinks out of your main fridge will create so much more space to store the many food items your large family needs.
Create Multiple Spaces for Prep
You want your kitchen counters to be designed with more than one spot where someone can stand, chop veggies, or otherwise prepare food. This way, multiple family members can work together to prepare dinner without everyone getting in each other's way. You can even set each prep station up with its own set of cutting boards, knives, and other basics.
If you have a large family, the kitchen remodeling tips above should serve you well. Consider looking for a kitchen remodeling contractor who has designed kitchens for large families in the past. They may have some other suggestions for you.