Tweens and teens always have friends around. And all of them always seem to be hungry! Keep them satisfied and out of the central kitchen area with a bit of strategic planning.
- Locate the kitchen pantry away from the main work areas. Keep teen food in one area of the pantry for quick access.
- A refrigerator with ice and water on the door avoids unnecessary opening. Keep glasses in an adjoining cabinet.
- A warming drawer works well for teens who keep busy schedules and eat at different times.
- Consider a small kitchen in a family room or recreational room for teen self-service. It may include a sink, a small refrigerator, an ice maker, a microwave, a pizza oven and a dishwasher.