For many families, the kitchen is not just about preparing and enjoying delicious meals. It also functions as a central hub for activities like completing homework, juggling calendars and sorting mail. However, more often than not, kitchens are missing an area to host important notes and papers– drastically increasing the odds of having to stick items to the fridge or stack them on the counter.
Papers and drop-off items like keys and mail aren’t going away anytime soon. So, what’s a homeowner to do? Add a message center of course!
“One way to discretely incorporate a landing zone and message center is to add it to the side of an end cabinet,” said Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, AKBD. “This style message center only requires a few inches of cabinet depth, making it a great option for smaller kitchens, particularly those that are also open to other areas of the home.”
Of course, message centers can be used for more than just filing away paperwork and storing keys. You can also incorporate various shelves or dividers, creating clever ways to store items like medications, dry erase boards, notepads, and more; whatever you need to stay organized.
“Adding a message center to your kitchen cabinetry is a customized solution,” notes Jennifer, “so it is important to allocate the right budget and amount of time for planning, in addition to working with a skilled set of carpenters.”
Set up a time to talk with Jennifer about your upcoming kitchen remodel and find out if a message center is a good choice to include in your renovation. Or, register for one of our educational seminars to learn even more about creating your ideal kitchen.