5 Budget-Friendly Tips to Freshen Up Your Kitchen Space
If it feels like the opportunity to do a “spring” cleaning has come and gone in your home, Sinkology has you covered! With school years wrapping up and schedules getting busy, we’ve put together our five best tips for refreshing your kitchen without breaking the bank. Check out our ideas below on how to clean, update, and put a fresh new face on your kitchen this month.
Clear out the clutter:
It’s amazing how quickly little piles can form: school paperwork, kids artwork, unopened mail, those catalogs that you’re definitely going to read (one day)…they take up precious counter space. Clear out any items that don’t belong in the kitchen or need to be recycled. Donate or sell space-grabbing items that are in good condition, and say goodbye to other knick-knacks that no longer bring you joy.
Deep clean the appliances:
Take the time to deep clean all of your kitchen appliances, including the refrigerator, oven, stove, and dishwasher. This can involve wiping down the exteriors, cleaning the interiors, and descaling any parts that need it. If you’re able, take the often-overlooked step of pulling your appliances away from the wall to clean the floors underneath–trust us, it’s time.
Clean the cabinets and drawers:
Remove all items from the cabinets and drawers and wipe them down thoroughly. Toss out expired spices and foods.Consider using a wood cleaner or polish if you have wooden cabinets. Once the cabinets and drawers are clean, we recommend putting down fresh drawer liners to create a super-clean, non-slip surface for all of your items. Be sure to include that elusive junk drawer–throw out the pens that no longer work, the broken pieces of toys that you’re saving “just in case,” and re-home the items that don’t belong in the kitchen.
Scrub the countertops and clean your sinks:
Use a non-abrasive cleaner to scrub your countertops thoroughly. Pay special attention to any stains or spots, and use a baking soda paste to remove tough stains. For your sink, follow the best cleaning and care instructions. Sinkology offers lots of resources to help guide you through how to clean a copper, fireclay, or stainless steel kitchen sink.
Freshen up your accessories:
Once everything is cleaned and organized, take the opportunity to freshen up the decor and accessories in your kitchen. Add some new dish towels and replace any outdated decor. Consider adding some potted plants or fresh flowers to bring a touch of nature indoors. A low-budget way to make a big impact is to swap out old accessories for new ones–like a new kitchen sink drain in a bold matte black or satin gold or adding a protective bottom grid for a new look.
As always, let us know what worked for you–or tag us on social media with your best hacks for a kitchen refresh! If you love what you’ve done, snap a pic of your space and your Sinkology sink and submit your entry to our Show Us Your Sink giveaway for the chance to win $1,000 gift card! Find the details here. Happy refreshing!
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