If you are remodeling your kitchen, you have to take many things into consideration. For example, because you have grand mal seizures, you need to keep your safety in mind. Below are three ways you can minimize injury just in case you have a seizure in your home.
If you are planning to get rid of everything in your kitchen, make sure you have a microwave. If you do use a stove, only use the back burners. If you have a seizure while cooking, you may grab onto the stove as you are falling. Purchase plastic utensils and dishes to prevent cuts if you fall. Purchase appliances that have automatic shutoff switches.
Rubber Kitchen Flooring
If you are installing new flooring, do not use hard flooring materials like wood or ceramic tiles. Rubber flooring would be a good choice, as it has more of a cushion if you fall. This flooring also has other benefits. For example, rubber is durable and absorbs sounds. It is also fire resistant and easy to clean.
Use rugs and runners in any areas that you can. For something unique and fun, purchase recycled rugs and runners made with carpet tiles. These, tiles can easily be moved and rearranged, and they are available in a variety of patterns, textures, and colors. You do need to make sure any rugs that you use are slip resistant. This will prevent your feet from slipping out from underneath you if you are standing on the rug when you have a seizure.
Use heat-resistant countertops so you can slide heavy and hot pans across the countertop without having to lift them. One option you have is granite. This countertop is heat resistant as long as it is sealed. It is easy to clean and the surface is cool, which makes it great for rolling out dough. Granite is also unique as no two pieces are exactly the same. They are available in a variety of colors, such as beiges, greens, whites, blacks, and corals.
Marble is another choice you have. It not only withstands heat very well, it is beautiful. You can find it in a variety of colors and hues. The color of the granite is determined by the finishing process and where the marble was mined.
The most important thing you can do for your kitchen remodel is to hire an expert contractor like Winston Brown Construction. They can customize your kitchen to your needs, and make sure the job is done well.