When you have a busy family with children, you try to streamline and optimize every aspect of your life. After school activities are scheduled so that you can get each child there on time, you and your spouse have your family’s morning routine down to a science, and dinner manages to make it to the table on time no matter how late your boss keeps you. But there are still ways you can optimize your living space to make it a better fit for you and your family. Your kitchen is one of the best places to start improving your home because it is one of the places where your family spends the most time together. Here are three improvements you can make in your kitchen that are worth the time and money because they make your family’s life a little easier.
When you’ve got children running around underfoot, constantly needing attention in some way, you just don’t have the time to be washing all of the dishes your family dirties by hand. Upgrading your kitchen to include a dishwasher can be a bit of a chore if it wasn’t originally designed for one, but the rewards of being able to simply throw dinner’s dirty dishes in the wash so that you can spend quality time with your family instead of with a dirty sponge are well worth all of the hassle. Due to the alterations to the cabinets and the plumbing and electric necessary, it is highly recommended that you hire a professional contractor.
It can be almost impossible to try to deal with the kids in the dining room while you’re in the kitchen preparing breakfast or dinner. A breakfast bar allows you to bring the kids to where you can keep a close eye on them without having to stop what you’re doing in the kitchen. Professionally installed breakfast bars both look gorgeous and can provide the extra space a busy family needs. In addition, your kids will enjoy the fun, casual dining that a breakfast bar provides, and you will all love the extra family time that having everyone close together can offer.
Especially if your home has easily stained laminate countertops, you need new, high quality counters when you have children. We are always concerned about stains and germs with children, and low-quality counters can attract and encourage both. When you can, upgrade your countertops to a durable material like Counter Pros Quartz Counters Calgary granite or quartz. Both granite and quartz countertops are nonporous, which means they are will not stain and have no place for dangerous bacteria to grow provided they are sealed properly. The nonporous nature of quartz and granite also makes them a breeze to clean: just a little soapy water on a sponge or rag, and you’re done! In addition to being nonporous, granite and quartz are extremely durable materials for countertops, meaning your kids will have difficulty destroying them with everyday bumps and bangs.
You will always get the best fit and finish for countertops by having them installed by professionals. DIY countertop installation may seem like a great way to save money, but installation can be very difficult, and an unprofessional job may result in the bacteria growing cracks and crevices you want to avoid. Professionals will make sure that your countertops are installed properly and should guarantee their work for several years afterwards. Professional countertop fabricators and installers are also able to help you to determine which kind of countertop is the best for your budget and your family’s needs.