After months of tear-down and renovations, your new kitchen is finally ready for prime time and there are plenty of ways to enjoy your newly remodeled kitchen.
A newly remodeled kitchen gives you a great excuse to get back to basics and rediscover the joys of cooking. But of course, your kitchen is no longer just a place to prepare food. Instead, it’s a blank canvas that can be personalized to match your personal style, your family’s needs, and your social calendar. Here are some fun ways to enjoy your newly remodeled kitchen that will have everyone asking – where did this come from?
Get the Family Involved
The first people that should enjoy your newly remodeled kitchen are the ones who have experienced the chaos of the renovations and who will be using it as part of their everyday life - your family! Rather than spending hours and hours putting the kitchen back together on your own once the kitchen design company has finished, have everyone pitch in.
Buy a car full of groceries, get the dishes, pots and appliances back into the kitchen, and then call a family meeting. Turn up the music and have everyone participate in putting everything away. Let the kids help decide where certain items should be placed.
Have an assembly line pass the dinnerware through the kitchen to put it back in the cabinet. Once you're done, not only will everything be back in place, but the kids will know where everything is and will have seen all of the fun new features of your beautifully renovated kitchen.
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Cook With Your Kids
Have you ever noticed that some of your best memories from being a child revolve around the kitchen? There is something about the kitchen that puts everyone at ease and makes conversation easier. Now that you have a little extra elbow room, take advantage of it by asking your kids to help out in the kitchen.
This can be as simple as teaching them a recipe or just making a simple meal together. If you need suggestions on how to involve your kids in cooking, the website HealthyChildren.org has some great suggestions in their article “5 Great Reasons to Cook with Your Kids.”
Take the opportunity to share your knowledge on the topic, and open the lines of communication with your children.
Have In-Kitchen Play Dates
While you are thinking of ideas for meal to make with your kids, why not extend the fun to a few of their friends? Baking cookies or cupcakes together can bring you and the kids closer, and solidify your status as “the cool mom (or dad!).”
Have Your Coffee And Enjoy Your Breakfast
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. While breakfast can be a hurried affair, you can change the tide and instead enjoy a relaxing meal. Set your alarm a little earlier. Consider adding more breakfast-oriented meals to your new diet, and change up your breakfast routine. What better way could there be to start another beautiful Colorado day than to enjoy your newly remodeled kitchen? We can’t think of a single one!
One of the best ways to enjoy your newly remodeled kitchen is by playing host. After a renovation, it can be exhausting to think of having a party immediately, but at the same time, it is so exciting to get to tell everyone about your new space. After all, who doesn’t want to show off the amazing results of your remodel, which took so much planning, money and time?
You don’t even have to wait for a formal party to start. Your kitchen can be a great place to hold any small gatherings you wish, from potlucks to game nights. Simply make sure you have enough seating and don’t overdo it with the decorations.
Have An Open House
Once the pieces are put back together and your family has seen what a wonderful space they’ll have to cook and eat in, it’s time to show the world. Have an open house, but have your guests participate in helping out. Ask them to bring their favorite dish to cook, along with the recipe.
This is so much fun because it takes the pressure of cooking and supplying everything for the open house off of the host, and gives you a ton of new recipes and ideas to cook in your kitchen!
Take some photos of the kitchen before the renovation, frame them, and place them near the newly renovated spaces. This will let guests see the actual transformation and appreciate how beautiful your new kitchen truly is.
Host A Dinner Party
Once things have settled down and your home and habits are back to normal, plan a way to truly celebrate the new amenities and beauty your kitchen brings. Host a formal dinner party!
Plan to make dishes that utilize the new features in your kitchen. Decorate with colors that bring out your countertops or new cabinets. Cook food that can be prepared in front of guests so they can “ooh” and “ahh” at your appliances.
Make it interactive and let them help you cook. It will allow your guests to truly understand how your kitchen renovation has been such an improvement for yourself and family.
Whatever Your Style, Enjoy Your Newly Remodeled Kitchen!
Your kitchen remodel in Colorado Springs should be a celebration. It takes hard work, from hiring a kitchen designer to planning out custom kitchen cabinets and living in chaos during the renovation. Once it is finished, show your friends and family it’s worth the time and money.
But whether you are a social butterfly or a closet chef, the important thing is to enjoy your newly remodeled kitchen!
Speak to a Certified Kitchen Designer today to get started on your kitchen transformation!