5 Ways to Make Your Kitchen More Resilient to Wear and Tear From Your Family

 

Your kitchen plays host to family dinners, parties, game nights and casual conversations over snacks. Because it sees so much activity, it often receives the most wear-and-tear over the years. Making some simple changes can help you build a beautiful, durable kitchen that will be resilient for years to come.

Choose Durable Flooring

Hardwood is beautiful in a kitchen, but the moisture makes it more susceptible to damage. Those who want the look of hardwood with added durability may opt for bamboo or ceramic tile that is designed to look like hardwood. Marmoleum is also an extremely popular flooring option as it is tough and eco-friendly. Other durable options for your kitchen flooring include vinyl, concrete and natural stone.

Include a Pantry

When designing a kitchen many people choose not to include a pantry, instead opting for cupboards to hold their shelf-stable food items. Adding a small pantry into your plans can help keep your kitchen organized and extend the lifespan of your cupboards.

Install the Right Countertops

The countertops in your kitchen get a lot of use. Besides holding appliances, your countertops are used for food preparation, serving food buffet-style and for showcasing your unique style. Install a countertop that is both resilient to everyday wear-and-tear and beautiful. Quartz countertops are an option that offers a beautiful, timeless look. Quartz is stronger than granite and nonporous, which makes it a great option for the moisture in the kitchen. Its durability and nonporous surface properties mean it is also easy to clean and sanitize, a must for food prep.

Choose a Composite Sink

While stainless steel sinks are virtually indestructible, they are also susceptible to unsightly stains, food matter and scratches. Granite composite sinks are nonporous, scratch-resistant and easy to clean and sanitize. The darker colors can also help mask any dirt or food bits if you are running short on time and can’t clean your sink immediately after use.

Use Quality Paint

Don’t be tempted by using less-expensive paint. High-quality paint is more resistant to fading and peeling and may only require a single coat. This could save you hundreds of dollars in the long-run and improve the look of your kitchen. Experts recommend choosing a semi-gloss or satin coating in the kitchen as this is easier to clean in a place susceptible to spills and splashes.

 

Whether your kitchen is undergoing a full renovation or you are replacing your countertops, redesign your kitchen with your family in mind. This can help keep your kitchen looking beautiful for years and make it a place where everyone wants to be.

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