Now that spring is finally here, you may want to consider spring cleaning the one room that probably works harder and used more than any other room in the house, your kitchen. After all the use your kitchen endured during the winter months, your kitchen is ready for a deep cleaning.
Before you anticipate all the fun foods and work that will come out of your kitchen in the upcoming summer season, now is the time to tackle cleaning out the kitchen.
The kitchen cabinets probably harbour dirt, dust, leftover boxes seldom used or out of date. The cabinets need a good clean out and wipe down, so they should be the first item on your list.
In addition to the cleanout, you may want to think about updating your cabinets for a fresh new look with cabinet refacing. Cabinet refacing is a great alternative to completely replacing your older kitchen cabinets.
Refacing gives you the opportunity to re-dress the cabinets for a more aesthetic appeal without the time and money required for a major renovation. This technique will enhance your kitchen’s appearance and increase the resale value of your home in an aging space.
Over the past year, you’ve probably thrown all sorts of stuff into the drawers and forgotten what’s there, so now is the time to purge and clear them out.
Of all the places in the kitchen where most of the mess occurs, the fridge and freezer takes the brunt of it. From leftovers to food spills, the fridge and freezer ends up looking like a disaster zone.
Now is a good time to give your oven, stove top and countertops some attention too, especially the countertops because they are always visible and show the most clutter.
Last, but not least, is your dishwasher and sink. Both items take a beating on a daily basis so now is a good time to scrub them down, rinse them thoroughly and make them clean, disinfected and shiny. If you take this opportunity during the spring time to clean out the kitchen, you’ll feel confident that the kitchen is ready for another next twelve months of optimum functionality!
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*Oakville / Burlington Ontario