M&J Kitchens

Expert Tips

Kid-friendly kitchens

Kitchens can be a hazardous place for children, so for a kid-friendly kitchen make sure your cooktop is installed away from high traffic areas so children can’t knock anything off (such as a pan of hot water or oil) if they happen to run through.

Kitchen efficiency

When planning your kitchen renovation, think about how and where you will use items. For example, store crockery, serving dishes and cutlery near the dishwasher for efficient unloading and to make sure you aren't dripping water all over the floor, making it splippery and dangerous.

Make the most of your space

If you’ve only got a limited amount of space for your kitchen renovation, there are still lots of great things you can do. You could extend your overhead cupboards to ceiling height to make the most of this wasted space. Corner drawers rather than cupboards are a great idea and deep drawers for your pots and pans are more user-friendly and easier to organise than under bench cupboards.

Plan for ‘landing’ bench space

When planning your kitchen renovation make sure that you allow for ‘landing’ space next to your appliances. The recommended area is at least 400mm on each side of your oven/cooktop so you can put down hot items safely, plus space next to the fridge and pantry so it is easier to put away your groceries. Extra bench space next to your microwave will also come in handy, if you have the room.