Pet-Friendly Kitchen Design

Kitchen Design with Pets in Mind

Pet-Friendly Kitchen Design Ideas

Pet Friendly Kitchen Design - KBC Direct

For a kitchen that’s truly the “heart” and “hub” of the home, don’t forget Fluffy and Fido! With our kitchens acting so much like a “family room,” we like to create designs with your furry pals in mind.

Here are some great ideas to make your kitchen a warm and inviting space for family and pets alike.

Safety First

Pets can be very curious and love to explore. A good kitchen design can help keep them safe from daily hazards.

Here are a few safety tips:

  • Protect your cat’s paws from a hot stovetop with an induction hob or stove burner covers.
  • Prevent your dog from chewing through electrical cords with good cable management. Trunking is an excellent way to eliminate dangling wires and gives a neat, professional-looking finish to your décor.
  • Keep bins covered inside a cabinet to prevent pets from coming into contact with dangerous waste and foods.
  • Always check your washing machine and dryer for snoozing pets before operating.
  • Store all sharp objects such as knives and tools well out of reach.

Let your KBC Kitchen Designer know what type of pet you have and your concerns.

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Kitchen Design for Entertaining

Your Kitchen – More Than for Cooking

It’s a Place to Socialize – Especially Around the Holidays

Kitchen Design for Entertaining - Kitchen Design by KBC DirectYour kitchen is far more than a place to cook. It is a gathering place. It is a main aspect of your Saturday night dinner party. The look, feel, and design of your kitchen is an important part of how good it will be for those social gatherings.

When I was growing up, the kitchen was the center of the home. When we came home, after being out, we went to the kitchen. When my mother was cooking up one of her special meals, which took hours–we were in the kitchen. We were talking, reading, or perhaps even doing our homework, and of course sometimes helping. When people came over (which was often), there was often a meal. And the two main areas where people gathered was always the kitchen and the adjacent dining room. We even had the “adults” table that was in the dining room and the “kids” table which was–you guessed it–in the kitchen.

For many people, the kitchen is a very special part of their home, and not just because you prepare a meal there. It is also special because you meet, talk, and enjoy each other’s company in the kitchen.

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