10 Family Kitchen Ideas for the Most Popular Room in the House

Jill Holtz

September 4, 2018

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Is your kitchen feeling a bit tired? Looking for some fresh and interesting ideas for your kitchen? If it’s like our house, it’s the room we spend the most time in, between meals, doing homework, and general hanging out. Here are some ideas for a family kitchen to help you bring this part of your home up-to-date, and create a warm and inviting area for your entire family. 10 Family Kitchen Ideas for the Most Popular Room in the House:

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#1. Box Window Seat

Build in a box window seat for some extra seating or to make use of a window space for a book nook/chill out zone. We love this one from Newcastle Design, with built in storage below the seat.

built in window seat

Image courtesy of Newcastle Design

#2. Use Your End of Unit Space

We love this idea from Remodeling Zone for using the end of unit space for an organiser area. They have attached holders for pencils and a calendar and cubbies for family members to pop things into. And some nice pics to inspire.

end of unit organisation

Image courtesy of Remodeling Zone

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#3. Wraparound Bench

Love this idea from BHG.com for a wraparound bench or banquette to make a breakfast nook. Again there is built in storage below the seating and you just have a bench on the outside and can fit lots of kids, friends and family in!

wraparound bench seating

Image courtesy of BHG.com

#4. Pull Out Storage to Maximise Space

Pull out storage helps maximise cupboard space like this example from Remodelaholic.com  with a thin pantry-style pull out cupboard, clever built-in shelving and clearly labelled containers giving everything a home.

pull out storage

Image courtesy of Remodelaholic

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#5. Command Centre For the Kitchen

If your family is like ours with oodles of activities to keep track of then setting up a command centre might help. This is a fab idea from Aileencooks.com with place for keys, shopping list, calendar and more. Now Mum or Dad can’t say “where did I put those keys?”…

command centre for kitchen

Image courtesy of Aileencooks.com

#6. Decorate with Some Original Text

These ideas would liven up any kitchen wall and add a touch of personality to the room:

 kitchen rules

This lovely “Family Recipe” is a stick-on vinyl and is available on Etsy while the “Family Rules” is a free printable available on Lil Luna.

Or you could find a nice quote and have a go at painting the lettering on yourself!

Images courtesy of Etsy and Lil Luna

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#7. Drawer for Plates

This is a genius idea from Divine Design + Build to put plates in a drawer rather than a high up cupboard – no more excuses like “I can’t reach the plates” for setting the table!

pull out drawer for plates

Image courtesy of Divine Design + Build

#8. Go for Colour

Go for a bright colour for an accent in your kitchen. For example, these blue kitchen counter stools on this renovation project on BHG.com not only brighten the room up but they make a nice feature and draw the eye to the feature. They have matched the colour of the stools with other accessories too.

bright colours

Image courtesy of BHG.com

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#9. Vertical Cutlery Storage

Another great idea for kids for easier access for cutlery. Store the cutlery in tubs vertically instead of the usual horizontal in a tray option.

vertical cutlery storage

Image found on Pinterest

#10. Cook Book Storage

While we tend to go online for recipes nowadays, there are still some favourite cookbooks I keep and use and I’m always struggling for where to keep them in my kitchen.

I love the way this kitchen has used an end space by building shelving for cookbook storage.

cook book storage

Image found on Pinterest

Over to you now. Have you enjoyed these family kitchen ideas? Did you put anything in place in your kitchen that has really worked? Tell us in the comments below. 

10 Family Kitchen Ideas for the Most Popular Room in the House

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Published On: September 4th, 2018 / Categories: Lifestyle / Last Updated: September 4th, 2018 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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