Kitchen Designs You Might Want to Avoid If You Hate Cleaning

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So, you plan to have a kitchen renovation soon and know exactly what kind of kitchen look you want. While you are off to a good start, there is one major concern that you should not forget. How easy is it to clean your dream kitchen?

Think Twice Before You Commit These Kitchen Design Mistakes

Before you make your kitchen life miserable due to its cleaning complexity, you may want to read through the following design mistakes you should consider avoiding.

Using Too Many Shiny Surfaces

Sure, a glossy kitchen may appear classy and elegant, but it also has its fair share of hardships, especially when cleaning. It is no secret that shiny surfaces are more prone to spots, streaks, and scratches. While you may be able to clean it, you will need to work harder to achieve that sparkling clean surface. 

If you do not want to go through that trouble, stick to matte looking surfaces. Darker colours make it easier to hide spots.

Opting for an Open Storage

Open cabinets are currently a kitchen trend, but you may want to rethink it if you are not into organising your kitchen items.

If you want to keep the open storage in your kitchen, make sure to stay on top of everything. If you are well organised and have a regular cleaning routine, you can probably keep your open storage clean.

Having uniform-looking containers for your kitchen essentials and placing them back to where they belong can help you maintain your kitchen’s clean feel.

Design With Many Seams and Gaps 

The places that collect the most dust and dirt in your kitchen are the gaps and seams of your cabinets, furniture, and appliances. Do not show off your most delicate china while dusty areas are visible between the cupboard and the wall. 

Kitchen walls often have many joins and gaps that catch dirt, dust, and other unwanted particles. To minimise the problem, you need to make sure that the joins are cleaned thoroughly and regularly. Therefore, make sure that you keep cleanliness in mind when designing your kitchen. 

Too Many Ornaments to Clean

Next time you choose ornaments for your kitchen, consider the difficulty of keeping it clean. You may want to avoid using those that have lots of ridges and crevices. Choose to use the simpler looking ornaments and avoid having one too many.

Having many ornaments in your kitchen may make you spend more time cleaning them. It can be quite a challenge, especially if you always have a packed schedule.

No Space for Your Cleaning Supplies

Another thing that you need to consider is the accessibility to your cleaning supplies. If you have lots of ornaments and china items in your kitchen, you may find it hard to reach them, especially if they are stored in a corner or room that is not easily accessible.

Keeping a large trash bin and a cleaning sponge, cleaning rags, and other items within your reach will enable you to clean your kitchen in a snap.


In the end, choosing the right kitchen design for your kitchen should not solely consider its aesthetics but also its functionality. If you make the mistake of choosing designs that are hard to clean, you are bound to spend hours scrubbing and wiping away. 

So, now that you know the common mistakes that could lead to a frustrating kitchen cleaning experience, you may want to reconsider the design of your kitchen. By avoiding these common pitfalls, you will be able to enjoy your new kitchen without being annoyed by the cleaning routine.

If you need professional assistance, Azztek Kitchen can provide you with a complete kitchen renovation package in Mandurah that includes kitchen design, kitchen appliances, accessories, trades, and locally made cabinetry. Book a consultation with us today to learn how we can help. 

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Aaron Rekman is the owner of Azztek Kitchens in Mandurah and has over 20 years experience in kitchen design, manufacturing, kitchen installation, home renovation and the building industry. Do you have a question for Aaron? Contact Azztek Kitchens today.