Tweens and teens are independent, busy, and enjoy bringing their friends home.

How to make life easier in the main kitchen
  • Locate your pantry out of the flow of traffic, and store quick-fix meals towards the front to avoid congestion.
  • Have a side-by-side refrigerator with ice and water in the door. Since these don’t have a lot of freezer space, keep another freezer elsewhere. 
  • Keep drinking cups next to the fridge.
  • Install a warming drawer in a base cabinet to keep meals ready for kids eating in shifts.
Consider installing a second, smaller kitchen in a family or recreation room.
  • You can use it as a wet bar later or as a prep kitchen for those big holiday dinners with the grandkids much later.
  • This kitchen cabinet design could have a sink, a small refrigerator, a microwave, a pizza oven, a small dishwasher, and an ice maker. 
  • It should also have pantry space for quick-fix meals and snacks.