During your younger years, you loved getting stuck in with cooking. Saturday mornings were prime time for chilling out baking. You’d spend hours cooking for dates with your man. Even when you were alone, you’d opt for home-cooked selections. You would’ve gone as far as to say that cooking was something of a hobby. Now, though, with a young family in tow, that joy is very much gone. That’s no surprise when you have youngsters demanding different meals at different times. Sometimes, you feel like you’re lucky if you step out of that dreaded kitchen before nine pm. As if the cooking weren’t bad enough, you also spend untold amounts of time trying to clean the space. You want every meal to be as safe as it can be, and you aren’t taking any risks. The trouble is that, as it stands, your kitchen is a cleaner’s nightmare. With a redesign, though, you may find that you have an easy to clean kitchen on your hands in no time. That alone could half the time you spend here. All you need to do is keep reading to find out how to achieve the goal.
Work with wipe-down options
Be honest; how long do you spend scrubbing food splatters off the paint on your kitchen walls? How many hours does it take you to get every mark out of that wooden countertop? Then, consider how easy those same tasks would be if you focused on wipe-down options instead. With kitchen wall tiles in place, you could keep up with the trends while also being able to wipe marks with ease. Washing those counters would never be as easy as when you had a marble worktop in place. In short; the easier it is to clean, the more it deserves a place in your new kitchen.
An integrated dishwasher
Dishwashers often get a bad reputation. Many of us imagine they’re a waste of water and energy. They can also look pretty bulky if you aren’t careful. But, by opting for an integrated option in your counters, you could save yourself hours of work. When you consider how often you wash the dishes right now, that’s a no-brainer. By opting for an eco-friendly model, this needn’t even spell bad news for your utility bills. As simple as that, you’ll be able to cook as many meals as your family desires without facing a sink-full afterwards.
A designated prep island
Let’s be honest; kitchen islands are pretty hot stuff in the design stakes right now. They could also save you a whole load of time when used as a designated prep area. That’s because this would allow you to limit the mess you make when cooking. That way, you can get away with wiping down those unused sides a whole lot less. Pair this with the other design choices mentioned, and cleaning up could take no more than ten minutes. It may seem like magic, but you’ll see it happening right before your eyes!