Mother’s work very hard for their families and the kitchen is an integral part of success in serving a family well. A working kitchen implies that it contains all the necessary tools and appliances that makes serving your family a little easier. It can be a mother’s best friend.
According to a Houzz survey a well designed home impacts overall happiness for nine out of ten homeowners surveyed. Some homeowners said that improving their home improved their lives. A working kitchen is a huge part of this happiness. When it is “in need of work” the happiness rating falls.
A working kitchen is energy-efficient with energy-saving appliances in demand as homeowners pursue a gourmet kitchen equipped with commercial grade appliances. Compare kitchen appliances before purchasing the best rated within your budget. If it is a heavily used appliance paying up for a better appliance will save more over the lifetime of the appliance.
A working kitchen is functional. One of the latest trends in kitchen design is the evolution of replacing the kitchen triangle with work zones. Kitchens are growing in size and work zones make sense. One kitchen can contain zones for food prep, clean-up, separate cook tops, wall ovens, microwaves, extra sink station, strategically placed refrigerator and dishwasher drawers. A zone for homework, socializing and eating should drive how our kitchens are planned to fit our lifestyle needs.
Also consider touch-less faucets and solid surface counter tops to keep the spread of germs down.
Cabinet drawers with no-slam auto-close features.
Finger print free refrigerator doors.
Of course what ultimately makes a working kitchen a mother’s best friend is the family that it serves and the relationships that are loved on in this space. Love is the true design inspiration!