6 Tips on Designing a Kitchen That is Easy to Clean


Keeping a clean home is an endless task – there’s almost always something that needs cleaning or scrubbing. And it takes so much time to keep up with the housework! Keeping your place looking shiny and new can sometimes seem impossible, but we are here to make your life easier.


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White kitchens tend to appear more crisp and clean

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A clean kitchen is an ultimate goal for most homeowners. It is a place where creativity can grow and life can flourish. With these tips, you will be able to maintain your kitchen in top shape.

Proper Organization Goes a Long Way


Organize your storage spaces so that it’s easy to find what you need when needed; this includes spices, pots/pans, utensils, dishes, etc. Place them in similar categories on shelves or cupboards so that they are all one level and easy to access without having to dig down into drawers or cabinets (which may contain more dirt than what’s on the surface).

Be Proactive


Keeping the kitchen clean is not a one-time task. Sweep up crumbs with a broom or small vacuum cleaner so they don’t get stuck on the floor and attract ants or other pests. Wipe down counters often so spills don’t become sticky messes that are hard to remove later on. Keep food away from work surfaces by storing them on shelves above eye level or in an overhead cupboard – not just because of hygiene but also for safety reasons.



Always put dishes away immediately after you use them. Never leave dirty dishes out overnight or pile them up on the countertop. Doing this will lead to mold growth which can make you sick!

Choose the Right Cabinets


If you are renovating your kitchen, consider white as it will lighten up the space and make it feel cleaner. Contrary to the popular belief, white cabinets are no harder to clean than any other. There’s nothing crisper and more polished than a pure white setting, so let’s clean up our act in here! For more inspiration on white kitchen cabinets, make sure check out this amazing collection at Nelson’s Cabinetry.

Pick the Right Countertops


For countertops that are easy to clean and maintain, opt for materials such as natural stone or acrylic solid surface. These surfaces are durable enough that they can withstand the wear-and-tear from everyday life without fading or scratching easily cleanable in case of spills too!


Marble countertops are a great pair with white kitchen cabinets

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Add a Backsplash Tile


Wiping down the wall between your cabinets and countertops is a pain. A backsplash could save time by letting water drain away before getting under control. The durability of a backsplash tile is what makes it so useful. Not only can you count on the waterproof and stain-resistant qualities to keep your kitchen from becoming an accidental mud pit, but these same properties mean that pesky grease stains will be easy breezy clean-up for this type of surface too!

Replace Carpets With Laminate or Tile Flooring


Carpet stains are inevitable. No matter how careful you are, everyday wear and tear can leave carpets discolored and frayed – even if it’s just from cooking in the same spot for too many meals! But don’t worry; there’s an easy-to-clean low-maintenance solution: tile or laminate flooring. These beautiful materials come with designs that will fit right into any decorating style while also providing durable coverage which will last much longer than carpet ever could.



If you want to keep your kitchen looking pristine, the first step is choosing the right cabinets. White is a great choice because it makes dirt more visible and can be dealt with quickly. There are many other factors that come into play when designing your kitchen too, so consider replacing carpeting with laminate or tile flooring for easy cleaning, picking the right countertops and backsplashes. Stay tuned for more tips!

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