Happy, happy Monday!! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. We had a busy weekend running from job to job to job giving bids for more fun upcoming projects! WAHOO.
And now this week we are hustling to get our kitchen remodel project for a client wrapped up before we head down to TX for the Create & Cultivate blog conference. I am beyond ecstatic for this blog conference! Some of my favorite bloggers are going to be there and I can’t wait to meet and learn from them.
Being we got kitchens on our mind, today we’re sharing some of the fun we’ve been having and chatting about tips for easy to clean kitchen designs.
When you are working on kitchen design, you will need to work on being as thorough as you can be, allowing you to combine the aesthetics and practical side of the job. How you handle this will rely upon your choices, but for the most part you will need to look for the more practical solution so you can keep everything under wraps but also easier to handle during house cleaning:
Planning is really important
There is no way to get around the fact that redesigning your kitchen space means you will need to consider the function of the area as well as the form and aesthetics as well. When you work on planning there are time constraints as well as space you need to consider, but for the most part you will need to go with a basic approach, such as having an L-shaped or a U-shaped cooking area. Planning for appliances and more needs to be done in such a way as to allow everything to be within easy reach. Stoves and those appliances that need to be kept within easy reach should be no more than six feet apart or so, allowing you to move between them with ease while you focus on cooking.
Getting storage organized
One of the more common mistakes made by people is to underestimate the importance of storage space, specifically after a major redesign. This will be something that will not only allow you to handle the kitchen and oven cleaning more casually, but it will let you store things out of the way, never cluttering the counters and making a mess out of everything. For example use overhead cabinets that have no gap between the ceiling and themselves, eliminating the need to dust the top of the cabinets and stopping them from collecting dust in the process. This will make kitchen cleaning a bit easier, letting you focus on other things instead.
Let there be light
The kitchen will need good lighting for a number of reasons, specifically because you will be doing a lot of cooking inside it, handling hot meals and cutting vegetables and the like. The last thing you want to have is poor lighting, leading to cutting yourself often or missing out on important details surrounding the food itself. This will help make cooking much faster and easier, not to mention cleaning will also be less of a chore when you can actually see the dirty areas. You will need this to make a difference in the kitchen, so make no mistake about it and do your best to keep the lighting more than sufficient.
Materials and surfaces
If you have a kitchen you really want to make easier to clean, you will need to work on having surfaces that allow that to happen. Traditional designs often have tiles, but that doesn’t have to be the case at all times, so simply find other solutions such as linoleum, vinyl, backsplash glass, waterproof floors in general and more.