10 Maintenance-Free Kitchen Design Tips

10 Maintenance-Free Kitchen Design Tips

Your kitchen design significantly affects how easy it is to maintain. Looking for ways to keep your kitchen neat and tidy? Keep reading for some of our favorite maintenance-free kitchen design ideas!

Custom Cabinets

Custom cabinets are a great way to get storage that matches your style and design aesthetic. But that isn’t the only benefit. Because they’re made from higher-quality materials, custom cabinets are much more durable than prefabricated or stock cabinets.

Ceiling Height Cabinets

The top of your cabinets collects dust like nobody’s business. But getting up there to clean isn’t just a pain; it can be dangerous. Taking your cabinets to the ceiling will keep the dust bunnies at bay and eliminate safety risks associated with climbing a ladder or countertops to clean.

Deep Drawers

While cabinets offer plenty of storage, accessing items in the back can be difficult — especially if there are odd corners. Luckily, there’s a solution! Opting for extra deep drawers instead of cabinets creates excellent storage for pots and pans, mixing bowls, and other kitchen necessities. Prefer the look of cabinet doors over drawers? Add pullout shelves inside cabinets to get the best of both worlds.

Quartz Countertops

It’s no secret that the kitchen can get pretty messy, whether it’s prepping meals, baking treats, or working on crafting projects with the kids. The last thing you want to worry about is hard-to-clean countertops or lasting stains. That’s where quartz comes in. Quartz is less porous than other types of countertops, so it doesn’t need to be sealed regularly. It’s also heat-resistant, stain-resistant, bacteria-free, and easy to clean.

Counter Depth Fridge

A counter-depth fridge gives your kitchen a more uniform, streamlined look. While it offers nearly the same storage as a standard-depth fridge, this type of refrigerator is designed to be more space-efficient and won’t stick out past the kitchen cabinets.

Slab Backsplash

Keeping a backsplash clean can be challenging, especially around the stovetop. The solution? Installing a full-slab backsplash instead of traditional tile or mosaic options. This type of backsplash eliminates grease-trapping grout lines and can be cleaned relatively easily.

High-Quality Range Hood

Range hoods aren’t just for looks! When it comes to kitchen cleanliness, a high-quality range hood is a must. Tasked with helping to maintain air quality, a range hood filters out pollutants and unwanted odors generated while cooking. Look for an option that’s both functional and stylish.

Central Vacuum System

A built-in central vacuum system makes cleaning up a breeze. The system lives inside a cabinet and has a vent built into the toe kick. Just use a broom to sweep items into the vent and let the vacuum do its thing!

Pop-Up Outlets

Every kitchen needs outlets, but that doesn’t mean you need to see them. A pop-up design keeps outlets hidden and creates a seamless look along countertops, backsplashes, and cabinetry. When you need to plug something in, simply give the outlet a quick press to activate the pop-up feature.

Appliance Storage

Clutter attracts dust, even in the kitchen. Add an appliance garage or dedicated space in the pantry to keep coffee makers, toasters, and other small appliances off the counter.

Want to incorporate some or all of these maintenance-free kitchen design ideas into your Minnesota home? We’d love to help! Contact the Homecare team today to get started!

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