The one thing I have tried putting off for ages now, is updating my kitchen. Not just doing it up to make it nicer, but to upgrade to bigger and better products, products with child safety in mind and ones that have a better efficiency rating.
As a parent, the one thing that is always at the forefront of my mind is making sure that products and white goods and child friendly. The amount of times Thomas has turned the washing machine on and started a wash with nothing inside it, is too many to think about.
It's all well and good him switching the washing machine on though as although, yes, it wastes electricity, it isn't dangerous to him if he messes with it and so I'm not too bothered about it.
The one thing that does worry me most is whether the boys will touch the cooker.
They are so easy to switch on, most being a simple knob to turn it on. that is why we invested in an induction hob as the vast range of them come with a child safety lock as standard. No more worrying about what the children are messing with in the kitchen as I know that they cannot switch the hob on.
The other part of me thinks about space in the kitchen and in the appliances. Having 2 children means that we need a fairly big fridge freezer to fit in all of our groceries and weekly shopping. It's amazing how much extra we need to buy, especially fridge food, snacks and packed lunch items and so a huge fridge is a must.
|Needing space for baking|
For me though, I need storage and worktop space. All the pots and pans need to go somewhere and having children has given my baking skills a new lease for life so having a large worktop of free space to get creative on is something that I really need.
With everything that gets done in there, it seems like, sometimes, the kitchen should be the biggest room in the house!
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