When you finally get the kitchen of your dreams thanks to a successful remodeling project, it’s important to understand how to take care of it to preserve it for the future, and to make sure that anyone using it, does so with respect and care.
From registering new kitchen appliances to maintaining the standard of your counters and other surfaces, these simple tips will help keep your new kitchen in tip top condition, for longer:
Register all new appliances
While your remodeling contractor may have registered some of the appliances in your kitchen for warranty purposes, it pays to check and register any that haven’t already been done so. When products are protected by a warranty, you can save yourself a lot of money should they go wrong within the first year or two (or for however long they remain under warranty for), and can get them replaced wherever necessary, to ensure that you can continue to enjoy using your new kitchen.
Think before adding items to your newly remodeled kitchen
By carefully considering what additional items you add to your kitchen once the project is finished, can help you keep enjoying it for longer. Caring for a kitchen sometimes means more than how you clean or use it, but can include the items you add to it. You’ve presumably taken great pains to achieve a certain style with your new kitchen, so keep this in mind when choosing new appliances or even utensils; will they match, or fashionably contrast?
That said, sometimes the less you can add to a kitchen, the better, and a decluttered kitchen can appear bigger and naturally, leave you with more space for cooking, preparing food and entertaining.
Find out how to properly maintain certain items in your kitchen
Depending on what materials certain items or surfaces are in your kitchen, you’ll need to care for them using different tools and cleaning solutions. If you’ve paid a lot of money for a marble or granite counter, for example, you wouldn’t want to damage it by cleaning it in the wrong way. The same can be said for appliances; stainless steel will need to be cleaned differently to metal, glass, plastic or porcelain, so do your research before you attempt any kitchen cleaning.
Don’t neglect to make it your kitchen
What’s the point in investing in a wonderfully high-quality kitchen remodel, if it’s just going to look like everyone else’s kitchen? Adding personal touches to your kitchen can make it feel more homely and even appear more welcoming for visitors to your home. You can of course, hire professional help with this aspect, or you can simply buy a few items that you love, and add them to the overall design of your kitchen.
A professional kitchen remodel is something to cherish, but only by taking care of it properly, will it give you the return on your investment that you hoped it would.