Seattle Parents: Renovation Tips to Create an Easy to Clean Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is a space that people spend a lot of time in, but surprisingly, it’s often not thought of as a place to spend money on.


The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is a space that people spend a lot of time in, but surprisingly, it’s often not thought of as a place to spend money on. Dishes and food are constantly being prepared, cooked, and cleaned up in the kitchen, making it one of the highest-traffic areas of the home. 

Luckily, several products, techniques, and design features can help you keep your kitchen clean and looking its best.

Go for Easy-to-Clean Countertops

When it comes to countertops, there are many different options for a homeowner to choose from. You can go with a quartz countertop, a granite countertop, a laminate countertop, a wood countertop, or a marble countertop. Each of these different options will give a homeowner a different experience. 

For example, a person who purchases a quartz countertop will have a very durable surface that’s easy to manage. A person who purchases a wood countertop will have a surface that lasts a very long time with proper maintenance. 

The right countertop will make your life significantly more manageable, but only if it’s the suitable material for your lifestyle.

Choose a Sink with an Overflow Drain

If you want to create an easy-to-clean kitchen, we recommend choosing a sink with an overflow drain. The drain is usually installed in the bottom of the sink and is concealed under the sink. They are used to prevent the overflowing of water. 

The overflow drain is composed of a pipe and a hole in the bottom of the sink. The pipe is connected to the main drain, and when the water level reaches a certain level, the water goes down this safety drain. This way the sink cannot overflow. 

The overflow drain is an essential feature you should consider while choosing a sink. Also, make sure the drain is connected to the proper plumbing. This way, when you pour in water, it goes into the sink and doesn’t go into your cabinets. Lastly, make sure the drain is at least 2 inches deep so water doesn’t splash out.

Go for Easy to Clean Floors

You might think that easy to clean flooring is a luxury you can’t afford, but it is a must-have if you plan on keeping your floors in good shape for a long time. If you have pets or kids or plan on hosting meals at home, you’ll want to keep your flooring clean and looking beautiful. 

For example, you might love the look of ceramic tile, but ceramic tile can be challenging to clean. Its grout is so porous that it will stain easily. In fact, ceramic tile is one of the hardest floors to keep clean, so if you are considering ceramic tile, make sure you have a good-quality mop that you can use to clean the floor. 

On the other hand, if you love hardwood floors, make sure you are diligent about keeping them dry at all times. Wipe up spills immediately to prevent stains.

Choose Cabinets with Easy-to-Clean Doors

Choose doors that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. For example, avoid glass doors and choose wood or metal doors. 

Cabinets with easy-to-clean doors are the best choice for kitchen remodels. Dark-colored and/or metal cabinets can retain their appearance over time. 

If you have cabinets with light or white doors, they show stains easily. Replacing them will be a hassle because it will be hard to find a match for the other surfaces in the kitchen. If you have cabinets with easy-to-clean doors, you won’t have to worry about this.

Choose Easy to Clean Walls 

As your kitchen is a place where you and your family spend a lot of time, choosing the right wall materials is essential for a convenient and easy to clean kitchen. 

It is a well-known fact that most kitchens are filled with oil spills, splatters, and stains. It is essential to choose walls that are easy to clean to prevent messy situations like these. That way, you can keep your kitchen looking clean and fresh. If you are planning to remodel your kitchen, do not forget to choose easy to clean walls.

Choose walls that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. For example, avoid tile, which can’t be wiped clean, and instead opt for paint or paneling.

Are you ready to start your kitchen renovation? At Eakman Construction, we can help! We have plenty of experience in all kinds of home renovations and reparations. To learn more about our services, please call today at 206-972-2275. Our team is happy to help with any questions or concerns you might have.