Saturday, August 4, 2018

Put Safety At The Heart Of Kitchen Design



The kitchen is one of the most dangerous rooms in any home. I bet you didn’t realize that, did you?
But if you think about it, it does make sense. After all, it can be a very busy room and one that is filled
with potentially dangerous tools and appliances. So, your kitchen needs to be as safe for all your
family right from day one. Otherwise, someone might end up hurting themselves on accident.


Are you wondering how you can make your kitchen as safe as possible? You just need to make sure
that safety is right at the heart of its design. Here’s how.


Remove Slippy Flooring


Firstly, take a closer look at your kitchen’s floors. What materials are they made of? Most kitchens
feature floors that are fairly smooth as they are easy to clean. However, the smoother the floor is,
the slippier it will be. Ideally, it’s best to remove any flooring that is very slippy or else you may be
faced with a slip and fall suit if someone takes a tumble in your kitchen while visiting you.
If you can’t afford to replace the floor right now, it’s worth adding a couple of rugs to provide a
bit more grip.


Cover Appliance Wires

Electrical appliances will come with very long wires and cables so that they can reach the power
sockets in the kitchen walls. You don’t want these trailing over the floor across your kitchen.
That will only create a trip hazard, and you might end up falling over these wires.
If possible, lead them around the back of storage units and other appliances.
It’s also a good idea not to bring in any extension cables to your kitchen either as these are just a
further hazard.




 Improve Your Storage Facilities

A cluttered kitchen can be a very dangerous place as all of that clutter will create a lot of potential hazards. So, if you are struggling to keep all your clutter away, you might need to bring in some more storage facilities. The more storage space, the easier it will be to stay on top of all that mess!


Increase Lighting

You should also ensure that your kitchen is as well lit as possible. That way, you can always see exactly what you are doing. There’s then a lot less chance of you accidentally cutting yourself while chopping ingredients! If you don’t get much natural light in your kitchen right now, consider some stylish sconces for the walls.

Hopefully, all of these tips will help you improve the safety of your kitchen. They should help you keep it stylish too!

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