The kitchen is at the core of every home, providing families with a place to cook, dine, and entertain. Remodeling the kitchen is often necessary, particularly for older homes with dated layouts and designs. But upgrading a space doesn’t stop once the renovation process is complete. Discover how you can maintain your newly remodeled kitchen with the following tips!
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Take Stock of Your Items
Before you line the countertops with ceramic canisters, consider the design of the entire space. Atlas ceramics have a nice range if you want some additional ideas when designing your kitchen. Take stock of the items you saved from your previous kitchen, and determine if they will improve the room or create unnecessary clutter. If you have three sets of salt shakers, consider giving the other two away. When it comes to newly renovated kitchens, less is truly more.
Stop Clutter in its Tracks
Now that you have a new kitchen with upgraded storage accessories, you can finally keep the clutter at bay. Rather than shoving bills, receipts, pens, and other items into one “junk drawer,” designate specific sections for these items. If you have children, introduce them to the new organization system. Ensure that every appliance, pan, and spatula has a home. If you end up starting to amass too many utensils, kitchen appliances or anything in your home you should consider conversing with mobile storage providers to better understand your options to restore your home to a balanced clutter-free space.
Research Your New Countertops/Floors
You might have been able to clean your old laminate countertops with a simple solution, but your new marble kitchen island might require different care. Before you scrub the hardwood floors or wipe your stainless steel appliances, do your research. The best way to maintain an updated kitchen is to learn more about the materials and products within it. For example, some granite countertops need to be sealed to deflect dirt, grime and spills better.
Add Your Personal Touches
Your new kitchen is a blank canvas awaiting the personal touches of a loving home. Now that you’ve organized the countertops, introduce your unique style into the space. Ensure that the art and decor you add corresponds to the new design. If you decided to have black stainless steel appliances installed, consider adding a pop of color to the space with a vibrant kitchen table rug. If you prefer to maintain a minimalist aesthetic, allow the new remodel to speak for itself. However you choose to style your new kitchen, make sure that it flows with the rest of your home to establish a cohesive design. If you’re using steel, perhaps look to buy a stainless steel beam and see what you can make from that! Maybe start smart small by building a desk for your office, and then work your way up! If you’re creative enough, you’re bound to come up with something.
Are You Ready to Remodel Your Kitchen?
For over 30 years, Native Sons has helped thousands of clients in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. As a fully-licensed contracting company, we are able to complete a project from start to finish, without having to sub-contract any work out. Having all of the necessary licenses in-house makes the remodeling experience for our clients less stressful and straightforward. Do you have any questions? Feel free to give our administrative team a call at (410) 788-5179, or send us an email on our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you turn your dream kitchen into a reality!