More than ever before, the kitchen is the center of family life in the home. One of my goals in renovating the 1926 Kuppersmith Project home was to make the kitchen as family friendly as possible by turning it into the focal point of activity in the home. This is in stark contrast to isolating the kitchen from the rest of the house, as is often the case in older homes.
To accomplish this dramatic transformation of the old, antiquated kitchen, I made these changes:
To take advantage of the larger space in the new kitchen, and fill the needs of an active family, I added:
The Merillat kitchen cabinets I installed in the Kuppersmith house have lots of useful features for a family friendly kitchen, including:
You can find out more about the cool kitchen accessories and cabinets at the Merillat Kuppersmith Products page.
Security and ease of access is a high priority in any home, but especially those with children. To keep the Kuppersmith house safe, I installed the Schlage LiNK® system, which has a combination door lock to allow for easy keyless entry.
The LiNK system also connects wirelessly to the Internet, allowing you to change the entry lock combination remotely, as well as lock and unlock the door using a secure connection on a computer or smartphone.
Other accessories available with the Schlage LiNK system include a lighting module that can turn lights in your home on and off, video cameras to allow you to monitor your home remotely, and even controls for the thermostat on the heating and cooling system. All of these accessories can all be accessed from your computer or smartphone.
More information about the Schlage LiNK is available at link.schlage.com.