In the kitchen, families frequently spend a considerable deal of time together. It’s a nice, warm space that everyone can enjoy whether they’re preparing food, enjoying meals, or having a family meeting. However, it can also be a dangerous environment. When it comes to kitchen renovations, Mission West Kitchen & Bath encourages people to think about how they may increase safety. Read on to learn more and then contact us at (626) 799-3503 if you need help finding the right materials for your remodel.
Fires happen more frequently than you might think
Are you surprised to find that kitchen fires caused by cooking are the leading cause of home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association? It’s true. The good news is that there are precautions that can be taken. If a fire does occur, fire suppression devices can be built to quickly extinguish it. Make sure you only buy top-of-the-line appliances to avoid fires caused by poor wiring. Stack flammable goods away from open flames and stoves, such as dish cloths.
Consider how you’ll use your kitchen
Your kitchen is most likely very busy. If that’s the case, make sure your kitchen is set up so there are no children running around, pets underfoot, and so on while you’re cooking. Plan out the configuration of your refrigerator, stove, and seating space. Place the range away from the door, where people are more likely to walk.
Make sure your floor is slip-proof
When looking for flooring, keep in mind that slip resistance is crucial. Slip-resistant tiles, matte-finished wood, and laminates are what you’re looking for. Use cleaning products with increased slipping resistance and grease-removal ingredients.
A well-lit kitchen is a safe kitchen
A well-lit kitchen is one of the most common things homeowners ignore. We provide lighting solutions at Mission West Kitchen & Bath that make it easier to see while preparing food. For your prep and cooking areas, we recommend plenty of overhead lighting as well as specific task lighting. LED is an excellent choice because it is both soft on the eyes and long-lasting.
Other safety tips from your local kitchen design expert
Talk to the skilled pros at Mission West Kitchen & Bath before you begin any remodel or renovation. We’ve spent years assisting individuals just like you in their search for the best materials and appliances for their renovation. You are not alone in this.
We can assist you whether you know exactly what you want or need professional guidance on which solutions are ideal for your project. If you have any special inquiries, please contact us at (626) 799-3503 or stop by to see our spectacular showroom.