If you’re in the midst of planning a kitchen remodel, you’re probably not focused on kitchen cleaning – but maybe you ought to be. While you’re dreaming of your sparkling, shiny new kitchen, start thinking about what you can do as part of the kitchen upgrade to make it easy to keep your new kitchen spotless.
Most of us hate the idea of kitchen cleaning and find it to be a tiresome chore. But the fact is, your kitchen is probably the messiest room in your home, because it’s almost impossible to do anything in the kitchen without causing some kind of mess!
The good news is there are steps you can take to minimize kitchen cleanup. And if you prepare well during the design phase of your new kitchen remodel, you can make your future routine kitchen cleaning much simpler. Here are design tips to include in your kitchen remodel planning if you want to keep your new kitchen looking fresh and clean over the long-term:
1. Focus on Minimizing Clutter
As you’re planning your new kitchen layout and design, think about what you can do to minimize clutter.
The best advice is to start with your current kitchen setup and begin streamlining. Are your current countertops or kitchen island buried under clutter? Ideally, you want your kitchen to have wide open workspaces so that all you see is maybe only your most frequently used appliances and a few decorative touches (like a small vase of fresh-cut herbs).
Go through your current kitchen items and start getting rid of anything you don’t really need. Strive to be a minimalist. The less clutter you have, the easier it will be to keep your kitchen looking tidy.
2. Make Sure You Have the Storage You Need
Once you’ve streamlined your kitchen belongings, check your new kitchen design plans to make sure you have the storage necessary for everything you want to keep.
You’ve probably heard the old adage, “a place for everything and everything in its place.” This is useful advice to follow when you’re planning your new kitchen storage. Do you have enough cabinet space, shelves, racks, and hooks to put away everything you want to keep in your new kitchen?
When you have a designated spot for all your kitchen items, it makes it easy to quickly put things away and keep your kitchen organized.
3. Set Up a Cleaning Schedule and Routine
Keeping a kitchen clean typically requires different tasks that need to get done on a daily, weekly, or seasonal basis. For example, you probably want to wash the dirty dishes in the sink every night, mop your floors at least once a week, and wash the kitchen windows as part of your Spring cleaning.
If you continually wait until the last minute, your kitchen will just become messier and messier. That’s why it’s best to figure out in advance a cleaning schedule and routine that will work for you and stick to it.
4. Choose High Quality Cabinets and Fixtures
With all the heat, humidity, and splatters that typically come as part of the cooking process, it’s easy for your kitchen to become worn down. If you have poor quality kitchen cabinets and fixtures, these are more likely to deteriorate quickly.
You don’t want your new kitchen to breakdown shortly after it’s just completed!
Are you looking for an affordable way to get good quality new cabinets for your kitchen? If you’re excited to attempt some straight-forward, simple kitchen DIY, consider the options for assembled cabinets and ready-to-assemble cabinets we offer here at RTA Wood Cabinets.
We’ll even gift you a FREE design call with one of our kitchen design experts. You can set up yours today by giving us a call at: 1-800-788-7575.