A Quick Look At What Every Mom’s Ideal Kitchen Looks Like

A Quick Look At What Every Mom’s Ideal Kitchen Looks Like

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and mothers everywhere have dreams of the ideal kitchen. The kitchen is a space that is not only for cooking but for teaching and raising children, often with artwork on the fridge and science projects being constructed on the island, the pulse of any home revolves around the kitchen. With many options available for functionality it can be difficult to narrow down exactly which options are best, and depending on the family and how they function, dream kitchens can look different, but they all share certain characteristics that bring the family into the fold and make an ideal space for any mom. While not all homes are the same, and not all require the same amenities, there are some foundational points that will make any kitchen the kitchen of Mom’s dreams. Here is what a mom’s ideal kitchen contains to keep the home fires burning and running smoothly.

Spacious with Ample Counterspace

The dream kitchen has room for many and allows you to cook, bake and work with all the members of your family. An open plan in a kitchen is the perfect way to make it ideal. When kitchens are small and hard to work within, it can lead to less inclusion for different family members. If you have little ones who just want to be with mom and learn everything she has to teach, a smaller kitchen can stand in the way. With ample counter space to cook and work on, an open, bright, and large kitchen is ideal for family gatherings, eating, and cooking.

A Functional Island

Having a beautiful island in the center of the kitchen adds space, not only for storage but for working and mingling. Having a nice breakfast seated on the island, or a snack and a chat while mom is making dinner is a beautiful way to keep Mom company or help with the cooking and meal prep. With extra drawers and cupboards, an island is a great addition to any kitchen and will bring the family closer.

Islands are amazing accessories in the kitchen, they serve as an additional workspace, extra seating and eating room, and additional storage space. Islands can be designed in many different ways, from moveable islands to built-in islands that have built-in cooktops and water, you can create an amazing workspace with the addition of an island.

The Right Cookware

Nothing is worse than needing a certain pot or pan and not having it. Having a complete set of cookware is an absolute must in any mom’s ideal kitchen. From roasters to cookie sheets, having the right cookware to complete meals is a dream for any kitchen. Make sure to check out the latest cookware as you’re planning your ideal kitchen, as new trends are always coming in! For example, owning an Ooni, or a similar oven, is popular at the moment to cook pizzas! If a kitchen is not fully stocked, then it cant reach its full potential. Having different sizes of pots and pans, and all the utensils in between is a must for any kitchen.


Appliances can make or break any kitchen. Having a fridge and freezer big enough for meal prep and all the ingredients needed to feed the family is a must. Depending on the number of family members, a dual oven is an amazing addition, which allows for baking at two different temperatures at the same time. This can be a dream for any mom who wants to make a roast and bake a pie at the same time. Smaller appliances such as stand mixers and food processors also make the dream a reality in the kitchen, reducing preparation time and allowing for a new world of cooking and recipe exploration.

While there are certainly more considerations to take into account for a dream kitchen, these by far take the cake when it comes to the most important features of an ideal kitchen. You can have all the ideas you want, but without the proper room, storage and utilities a kitchen can fall short and will not be used to its fullest advantage. These features are the starting point and foundations of an ideal kitchen and will make any mom happy. If you are planning on redesigning your kitchen, keep these important things in mind when designing your dream kitchen. The most important thing to remember when it comes to any Mom’s ideal kitchen is functionality, and the ability to spend time with the family. A crisp clean look, with a great stock of cooking utensils and appliances, and lots of space to work will go a long way to making any kitchen a dream come true.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).