These days, it is highly unlikely that an American family will have plenty of leisurely time in their hand to spend their day. Everyone is busy these days. Modern life comes with too many demands and bogs us down with too much pressure. Look at the kids at home. Even they are busy with studies, extracurricular activities and so on these days, let alone the elders. So, when you and your family are leading such a busy life, don’t you think your home should be perfect to suit the needs of your demanding living too? Yes, the house of a busy family should offer maximum functionality in every area while also ensuring a marvelous aesthetic impression. Your kitchen is no different either.
The requirements of a kitchen of a busy family are different from that of a country kitchen or an old school vintage kitchen. The space must offer utmost functionality and the fixtures should offer perfect durability to make it work for them. For the same reason, the storage needs will be a bit different for such a kitchen too. So, what should be the ideal storage solution for a busy kitchen like that? Take a look at the following points to know more.
Storage at the Base of the Sink
The sink is a very busy area of a kitchen. It also takes care of many responsibilities too. From cleaning the mess after each session of cooking to washing the huge piles of dishes, everything is done here. And when it is a kitchen for a busy family, it is obvious that every family member will be working in the kitchen. Hence, the base of the sink can become a perfect place for storage. This space is easily accessible for everyone, even the kids. Think of using sink baseliner that will take care of water leakage, spill, and mess. Now, you can use the space with a pull-out basket that will be used for stocking up the chemicals and cleaners. Use the back of the door for hanging the towels. No need to keep them scattered in the kitchen which affects the visual impression of the place. Use lighter steel made tilt out trays for stocking the wash towels, sponge, scrubbing brushes and scouring pads. With this, your kids can help you in cleaning the kitchen on holidays. When you are installing discount kitchen cabinets, customize the sink base accordingly.
Multi Storage Drawers
The common scenario of a busy kitchen is that when your kids or your typically unmindful spouse is bringing out a pile of dishes or some cutlery, it will cause the accidental fall and breakage of some more dishes or glasses or bowls. No wonder this is the reason, people prefer to work in the kitchen alone. But when you are actually busy with all the other kinds of works, it is better to think of some smart solution. What that can be? Use multipurpose drawers with your conventional looking walnut or cherry kitchen cabinets. The drawers will have a clear partition in them. The parts will be separated for bowls, cutlery, and plates. In this way, you will not only keep everything organized in the drawer but will also save more utensils from breakage. Also, while you are on a cleaning spree, this way it will be easier for you to manage.
Another sad reality of a kitchen of a busy family is that there will be a time when you will have unfinished food left on the table. Yes, your kids or your family members should finish the food. But when you are wondering how you will handle this unfinished food, think of installing a pantry cabinet which will keep your pantry safe inside and there will be no visible mess of unfinished food anywhere in the kitchen.
So, now as you know about these ways to deal with the kitchen storage when you have a busy family, what are you waiting for? Hire an interior designer and discuss your ideas with them.