The dining room side of the kitchen peninsula was painted grey to add contrast and disguise dings and spills from three kids eating meals there. Tight-fitting slipcovers on the bar stools are a practical choice as well.

The dining room side of the kitchen peninsula was painted grey to add contrast and disguise dings and spills from three kids eating meals there. Tight-fitting slipcovers on the bar stools are a practical choice as well.

In the game room, Chip and Joanna updated the bar area to give it a clean look. The existing brick wall added some warmth to the space and the metal accents. Joanna brought in a ping pong table for the room, promising to provide a great source of entertainment for their kids.

In the game room, Chip and Joanna updated the bar area to give it a clean look. The existing brick wall added some warmth to the space and the metal accents. Joanna brought in a ping pong table for the room, promising to provide a great source of entertainment for their kids.

The island of this kid-friendly kitchen is capped by a cabinet with clear plastic fronts so that the children can safely set their own places at the table. | Photo: Tria Giovan | thisoldhouse.com

The island of this kid-friendly kitchen is capped by a cabinet with clear plastic fronts so that the children can safely set their own places at the table. | Photo: Tria Giovan | thisoldhouse.com

House Plan 59196 | Cottage Country Craftsman Plan with 2118 Sq. Ft., 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage at family home plans

House Plan 59196 | Cottage Country Craftsman Plan with 2118 Sq. Ft., 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage at family home plans

With a mini fridge for the small ones and a flat-screen TV for everyone, this kitchen is party-ready. http://www.hgtv.com/kitchens/20-party-ready-kitchens/pictures/page-12.html?soc=pinterest

With a mini fridge for the small ones and a flat-screen TV for everyone, this kitchen is party-ready. http://www.hgtv.com/kitchens/20-party-ready-kitchens/pictures/page-12.html?soc=pinterest

If you aren't getting any use out of something in your kitchen, take a cue from Create Celebrate Explore and utilize it for extra storage, like this unused breakfast bar turned pantry... I think I would use it for dish storage instead of food... But great idea!

If you aren't getting any use out of something in your kitchen, take a cue from Create Celebrate Explore and utilize it for extra storage, like this unused breakfast bar turned pantry... I think I would use it for dish storage instead of food... But great idea!

this was the stool I had in mind originally when I designed the kitchen...don't think they are are kid friendly with the cushion seat though...so hence I ordered the more modern ones..

this was the stool I had in mind originally when I designed the kitchen...don't think they are are kid friendly with the cushion seat though...so hence I ordered the more modern ones..

Love the craft table as a kitchen island/peninsula. Best home tour on Design Mom. Living With Kids: Maureen Vazquez

Love the craft table as a kitchen island/peninsula. Best home tour on Design Mom. Living With Kids: Maureen Vazquez

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