Leo Lantz, Glenn Allen, VA 5 Kitchen Remodeling
Solutions For Empty Nesters
Leo Lantz Construction, Inc. has published an article listing five kitchen
design tips for empty nesters who might need a different kitchen plan to
best suit their changing needs.
Use the kitchen to do more than cook. An open-plan
kitchen will allow you to also use it as a gathering
Open-plan kitchens are a great option because they offer
the flexibility for entertaining. You can cook and bake in your
kitchen while enjoying the company of family or friends.
Empty nesters who like to host their kids
and grandkids for holidays can opt for an
open-plan design that accommodates a
generously sized dining table for their
In addition, it's also easier for those
using walkers and wheelchairs to
navigate an open floor kitchen
Create an easily accessible and safe kitchen. Because of the age of most empty
nesters (and the complications that come with it), the most used cabinets should
ideally be located below your eyes and above your knees.
So you should consider cabinets
suitably located so that you don’t have
to reach too high or crouch too low
when looking for frequently used items.
You should also consider appliances like wall
ovens and cooktops. Ovens can be placed at
an ideal height so that you don’t have to bend
when opening and closing oven doors.
Also include adequate in-cabinet lighting because people generally tend to develop age-related
vision problems over time. You should also opt for touch-free or touch-only faucets because
certain conditions, such as arthritis in the hands, can make it a challenge to turn knobs.
Being mindful of your needs, and
identifying what works and doesn't work,
will enable you to come up with useful
kitchen design ideas and create a space
that is ideal for you.
Leo Lantz Construction is here to
walk you through the journey of
redesigning your kitchen to fit your
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