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How to Design a Kitchen That’s Easy to Clean

Before you buy a new appliance, consider whether or not it will be easy to clean. Pick your range based on what will be easiest to wipe down. For example, look at the knobs on your oven to make sure there are no hard-to-reach corners.

Invest in appliances with cleaning features, and your appliance will do the work for you. For example, pyrolytic ovens use high temperatures to rid the oven of residue, while steam ovens clean with automatic drying and steaming programs.

How a simple backsplash will make your kitchen easy to clean

Tile is a popular choice for kitchen backsplashes; however, if you do not want to spend time scrubbing grout and keeping it clean, there are other options.

To minimize the amount of grout you have to clean, pick a large-format style of tile.

Design a kitchen with flat-front cabinets to make it easy to clean

Don’t pick furniture with cutout pulls, since they can accumulate dirt and crumbs.

The kitchen tips you didn’t know to avoid

Nonporous, stain-resistant materials like quartz, steel or sintered stone are easy to wipe down.

Garbage bins

Place your trash and recycling bins beneath the sink to shorten the distance between sink to bins. This will make it easier to clean up any spills or messes that occur.

Tips for kitchen paint durability

Cleaning kitchen walls is more important, since they are the most handled surfaces. Painting with a durable finish will make this job easier.

Avoid open shelves if you want an easy to clean kitchen

Open shelves can be high-maintenance because you have to move your books and decorative objects when you’re cleaning them.

Drawer and Shelf Liners for More Efficient Cleaning

To extend the life of shelf units, line the drawers and shelves with a wipeable liner material. Cut to size, the liner will catch crumbs, hair or any other debris that might end up on top of your drawers.