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One of the most essential places in the home is the kitchen. It must be hygienic as much as possible. Apart from being neat, it should also be family friendly.  All the members of the family should find the kitchen attractive.  

A kitchen can be a lonely place regarded as the woman's office.  However, it can be made attractive by designing a family-friendly kitchen where everyone in the family is willing to join in the cooking and also spend a lovely time together.

Are you looking for ways to bring your husband and children to the kitchen, consider these few tips: 

Install textured flooring. 

Choosing tiles with texture will help you prevent slips and fall if you are the type that does a lot of heavy cooking.  Rather than cleaning your kitchen floor, you can invest in textured flooring.  

Get rid of sharp corners. 

Sharp corners may prevent natural movement when there are more than two people in the kitchen.  So, it is essential that you remove anything that will introduce sharp bends in the kitchen.  From your countertops to cabinets, make sure there are no sharp bends in your kitchen.  

Create a working space. 

Provided you have plenty of room in your kitchen, consider having a large kitchen island. By so doing, you will have peace of mind when your children are with you in the kitchen.  The Island will provide a space for the children to play without coming in contact with any of the kitchen appliances that might harm them.

Bring a counter into the kitchen.

Also, a shelf shielded by a glass backsplash allows your family member to keep you company in the kitchen without interfering or taking much space.

Keep utensils and pots away from the children.

Restless toddlers may get into the kitchen searching everywhere for something to play with, so it is essential you keep pots and utensils away from their reach.  You can place them on the shelves over the counter. Consider getting a blackboard to keep tabs on the schedules of other members of the family. An excellent way to turn your kitchen to a favorite place to visit is by getting a blackboard that notes down the plan of everyone in the family.

Place your TV close to the kitchen. 

Installing a TV near your kitchen is an excellent way to keep your teenagers close to you while cooking because they are always watching TV or surfing the net in their room. 

Have you got plans on bringing your family to the kitchen? Follow the ideas given above one after the other and watch your kitchen turn into a family hub. 



57 New Braintree Rd, West Brookfield, MA 01585

Single-Family

$275,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
West Brookfield 1/4 mile from the Town Common! Here is your chance to finish off a 3 bedroom Cape w/ 2 full baths, den Open concept living & dining area & a 31 x 38 detached garage! The kitchen has a mud-room & walk-in pantry. The living room & dining room are heated by a wood-stove that you can sit around & enjoy the warmth of the fire. There is access from these rooms to a 8ft wide 38ft long Farmers porch. When the band concerts are playing in the summer you can sit on your porch & listen to the music. There is a den w/ a slider to the back yard. The home sits on 6 acres. One bedroom is finished the rest of the floor is roughed in. Large walk-out basement w/ laundry area. Owner has heated home w/ wood-stove, each room has electric heat. The detached garage is a car lovers dream! 31 x 38 w/ 13 foot ceilings. 2 over-head doors, one 12x12 & one 10x10. There is a 2nd floor 20X38 with 9 ft ceiling could be office or workshop. Perfect Man town!
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171 Farm Pond Rd, Oakham, MA 01068

Single-Family

$370,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Oakham, Yellow Rose Farm is a charming Colonial with Hugh Country Kitchen for Family & Friends to gather . From here, Immediate access is provided to rear deck or adjacent 26 X 13 Front-to-Back Family Room w/raised hearth Wood-stove & beamed ceiling the Formal Dining Room w/ custom moldings. Upstairs is a very spacious Master Suite w/ Walk-In Closet and Jetted Tub, 2 additional bedrooms with Main Bath with Laundry. Basement could be finished for playroom or gym area. For the equestrian, this very private (for privacy seekers) 3 Acre setting provides a two Stall Barn w/ two paddocks & abuts town forest land . The paddock is fenced in w/ a lean too in the far side of the field. There is water and electric in the barn and on site. There is an electric wench to host the bails of hay to the barns loft for storage. Front of barn is fenced in with a chicken-coop. The Farmers porch on the front of the house & a fire-pit on the side yard are a great place for Family & Friends to gather
Open House
Sunday
June 23 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Open House Sunday 6/23/19 11-1 pm Oakham, Yellow Rose Farm is a charming Colonial with Hugh Country Kitchen for Family & Friends to gather . 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Barn, paddocks on 3 acres backing conservation land.
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334 Thresher Rd, Hardwick, MA 01037

Land

$50,000
Price
$50,000
Sale Price

4.90
Acres
Residential
Land Type
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Single-Family

$339,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/2
Full/Half Baths
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