One of the best aspects of home renovation projects is the fact that you've had the chance to live in the home as it is and learn exactly what it is that you aren't completely happy with and what makes the home less convenient and comfortable than it could be. If you are planning a kitchen renovation, there are lots of things that you can do to improve the efficiency and ease of care. Here, you'll find a few ideas that could inspire you to make the changes your kitchen needs to fulfill your every desire.
Ease of Care
As you clean your existing kitchen cabinets, do you get frustrated with all of the nooks and crannies that require the use of an old toothbrush to dig the grease and grime out of them? Cabinets go through more abuse each day than a lot of people think, and those grooves catch all of the food, grease, and grime that runs down the front of them. Eventually, that debris can grow mold, begin to smell, and become a real pain to clean out. This renovation gives you the opportunity to choose a simpler cabinetry design so you no longer have to worry about all of the nasty stuff building up on your cabinets.
Now, think about the flooring. Have you had to spend hours cleaning the grout of your tile floor, or have you had to pay someone to take care of the stained grout for you? Today, you don't have to worry as much about that, and you won't have to sacrifice the beautiful look of tile in the kitchen. Epoxy grout can be used in place of traditional grout and save you a ton of trouble keeping the grout clean. Epoxy grout will not absorb the spills and dirt tracked through the kitchen—you can easily clean the grout with nothing more than a simple scrub brush and gentle cleanser.
Lighting is another element that can be difficult to keep clean. Since you do so much cooking in the room, grime builds up on the lighting fixtures relatively quickly. There are lots of kitchen lighting sets that are removable and can be run through the dishwasher instead of needing to be soaked, scrubbed, and dried before being put back into place.
These are just a few ideas that can help you create a kitchen that is easy to care for while looking great. Talk with your kitchen remodeling contractor to learn more about materials and options that will make cleaning your kitchen easier and less time-consuming.