Most kitchens are very utlitarian space, all efficiency and shiny surfaces. But these kitchens have a little something extra, a certain je ne sais quoi. Open shelving, plants, interesting textures, vintage appliances — all these things help to give these kitchens a nonchalant, bohemian vibe.
I Just Childproofed My Kitchen, and Here's What I Did — Kids in the Kitchen
When my daughter was born, it seemed like an age would pass before I'd have to worry about childproofing. That tiny, immobile munchkin on the play mat was going to stay like that for seven years while we caught up on sleep and became perfect parents. Then — and only then — she would move on to being a walking, reaching little person. My baby did not get the memo, apparently, because now we have a curious 14-month-old on the verge of discovering that the knobs under the kitchen sink are…
When kids come along you spend a lot more time in the kitchen, and wherever you are, they are. Make it easier to share by giving them a little space and adding ways for them to help. Because a child friendly kitchen is a happy kitchen. We built a low bench into the island, perfect for the kids to sit or stand up on while helping out, it’s also a great place to drop the shopping bags.
When you run out of storage space in your kitchen (trust us, it will happen eventually), make more with the help of a wire holder on the side of a cabinet door. Cutting boards are thin so you can fit several in at once. See more at That's What Che Said »