We all dream about having a kitchen area that’s not only aesthetic and welcoming but also fresh and clean. What we don’t want is to spend hours on end cleaning and scrubbing the space to uphold the spick and span appearance.
If you wish to reduce the time it takes for you to keep your kitchen clean, look into introducing some low maintenance kitchen materials in your home. A great place to start is by taking a closer look at the finishes you have in your kitchen.
Right from appliances to flooring, the type of materials you have can take up more time when cleaning up your kitchen. So, if you’re wondering which low maintenance kitchen materials will work best for you, at Saturn Interiors, we’ve got you covered!
Let’s dive in
As experienced kitchen installers, we highly recommend using glass as the core splashback material. You can customise a solid glass splashback to fit your space snugly in a manner that leaves no gap or crevices behind for dirt and debris to build up. Any kind of spill or splatter can be wiped off clean in a matter of a few seconds using a damp cloth.
What’s more, you can scrub the panel easily enough to give it an instant as-good-as-new shine. A microfibre cloth will come in handy here. You have a lot of scope to be creative with the design here, so that’s another plus.
2. Kitchen Cabinet Doors
If you wish to spend a significant amount of time cleaning excess mould build-up, steer clear of bevelled or beaded detailing. The best thing you can do here is to stick to a clean, flat and minimalist kitchen profile. Additionally, see to it that you maintain a limited amount of gap between doors while keeping other kitchen elements as flush as possible.
For low maintenance kitchen cabinets, you can also go for painted wood alternatives that are relatively easy to clean, although you might need a little more elbow grease to achieve that perfect glossy finish.
Sealed or stained grainy wood materials are perhaps the easiest kitchen cabinet door materials to clean. These are extremely easy to wipe down, meaning, you won’t have to worry about odd bits of stain standing out in your otherwise clean kitchen.
3. Kitchen Worktops
No other surface in your home is as hardworking as your kitchen counter. You can consider adding engineered stone in your kitchen but mind that this will be on the higher end of the pricing spectrum. Since it’s designed to be durable and withstand stains, scratches and wear and tear, it makes up for the money you invest.
If you have a limited budget, laminate is a great option to work with. It not only looks as good as stone but also offers peak performance, meaning you are guaranteed to receive good value for money.
It’s one of the best low maintenance kitchen materials as it requires a simple wipe to get rid of stains and other debris and bits. You can take your pick from a wide range of speckled and flecked designs that help cover up stains really well.
4. Kitchen Sinks
When it comes to kitchen sinks, hygiene hands down trumps appearance and aesthetics. Since your kitchen sink is such a crucial part of your space, it simply does not need to just look clean, but actually has to be squeaky clean.
For a low maintenance kitchen sink, stainless steel is the go-to material and for good reason. It can be cleaned with ease and is resistant to both heat and stains. It can generally withstand tough scrubbing and scouring done with strong cleaning agents without eroding the material, although it is best to check the label beforehand.
You can also choose ceramic sinks but these are a little high maintenance comparatively. With the right cleaning products though, these are extremely straightforward to clean and preserve.
No matter which type of material you choose for your sink, be sure to have it undermounted as this will help restrict the gaps and other space where debris could accumulate.
Find materials that you can use to lay in a large stretch without any gaps or grout lines in between. Polished concrete, rubber, vinyl, or high-quality concrete are some materials that’ll do the job just right. The added benefit of using rubber and vinyl flooring is that these are quiet underfoot.
Additionally, they are available in an array of finishes and patterns so you are sure to find something that compliments your kitchen along with the rest of your interiors.
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