Are you sick of scrubbing the nooks and crannies of your kitchen?
Sometimes when it is time to refresh a kitchen, making your life easier seems extremely appealing. Stop scrubbing your cabinets! Here are some tips for picking out low maintenance cabinets.
Minimal door details
The more detailed the door, the more surfaces that need to be cleaned. Choosing flat or Shaker style cabinet doors will cut down on cleaning maintenance without sacrificing style.
Avoid glass front doors
As trendy as glass door cabinets are, they are definitely not efficient for those of us who like clean homes. Glass attracts dust, dirt, and smudges.
Instead of having your cabinet doors sit on top of the box, have them inset. When your cabinet doors are flush, it cuts out a lot of the places dirt can settle and hide. This also creates a smooth surface which makes wiping down one big movement, rather than going around each separate door and drawer.
Keep it simple
Cutting out designer details such as crown moldings, decorative legs and corbels may seem unappealing, but for low maintenance, it is ideal. To keep the kitchen looking like a designer kitchen, try bright colors, or eccentric lighting to add that desired pop.
Choose a stain
Painting cabinets may seem like the easy way out, but as we all know, easy way outs generally aren’t the ‘right’ way out. Paint can chip and gets stained easily, which means uneven surfaces and a lot of touch up. Stained cabinets are easier to maintain and are easier to clean without damaging the finish.