6 Tips to Spring-Clean Your Kitchen!

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Take advantage of the season change for a deep clean

Winter is officially over, but the cold weather is not. Since there’s not much you can do outdoors at the moment, why not make a good use of your indoor time at home and give your kitchen a thorough deep-clean?
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These are some tips for you to leave your Denver kitchen spotless and ready to welcome the Spring and Summer months coming ahead:

Dust and clean the cabinets, cupboards, drawers, and walls

Believe it or not, your kitchen cabinets can be exposed to more dirt, bacteria, and grease than other parts of your home, so this is a good place to start. This might be a good time also to wipe clean the backsplash and the walls of your kitchen.
Clean the exterior of your cabinets and then empty the drawers and cupboards, sweep out crumbs, dust and clean any stains with a wet cloth and gentle cleaner. If you’re up for it, you can put new contact paper at the bottom. Take advantage of this process to re-organize everything and throw away what is no longer needed, from your kitchen utensils and flatware to bowls, pans and anything you store there.
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Clean the oven, stove, and small appliances

If you don’t have a self-cleaning oven, apply oven cleaner and leave it to work for a while (make sure open the windows for ventilation). While the oven cleaner does its job, you can scrub the stove and wipe down and clean your other appliances, such as the toaster, blender, etc. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations for all of them!

Clean the refrigerator

Throw out any expired food, almost empty containers, and items that you bought and never used. Wash the refrigerator shelves and drawers, and wipe down the entire inside of the refrigerator and freezer before replacing shelves and food.
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Clean the sink, garbage disposal, and dishwasher

The kitchen sink is the one place where odors, germs, and food scraps tend to accumulate. These steps can help you keep your sink clean, which is also a good way to get inspired to do the dishes right away instead of leaving them in a pile! Cleaning the garbage disposal is easily done in 3 steps; and to clean the dishwasher, add a little white vinegar to it before running an empty cycle to get rid of any odors. Don’t forget to empty the food trap afterward.

Scrub your pots and pans

Cast iron: scrub them with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt is a natural abrasive that absorbs oil and lifts away bits of food while preserving the pan’s seasoning. Rinse away and wipe dry.
Stainless steel: even though these are considered stainless, they are prone to stains from heat and hard water. To remove them, apply white vinegar with a soft cloth and rub, then dry thoroughly after washing to prevent a film from forming. Never soak stainless steel cookware; this will result in pitted surfaces!

Organize your pantry

Last but not least, take of this important room of the kitchen. Throw out anything that’s expired, including canned goods and herbs or spices that have been in there for too long (a year is a good enough time). Then re-organize your supplies in the most convenient way for you!
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Even though everyone may know the importance of keeping a clean kitchen, we hope you find these steps to deep-clean your kitchen useful. Other things you can also do in the process is to wash the trash bins, sharpen your knives, declutter your fridge’s door, wash the windows and of course, clean and mop the kitchen floor.
And if you think that it is time to renew your tired kitchen in Denver and give it a new look, we can help! Stop by our new and beautiful Kitchen and Bathroom Design Showroom located in Centennial, Colorado, to talk with our professional kitchen & bath designers to start planning your new, dreamed kitchen or bathroom! We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

2016 Hot Kitchen Trends To Try Now

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Kitchen Trends To Watch For In 2016

Like any other year, there are lots of hot kitchen trends out there. So, if you are remodeling or want a kitchen for your new home, check out our favorite kitchen trends.

Kitchen Trends  for 2016

1. Open Plan
An open plan is a design that centralizes the kitchen and gives you space to cooking and entertain guests at the same time. From breakfast bars to kitchen islands, an open floor design plan is perfect if you like to socialize.

2. High Gloss

High gloss is achieved by using super glossy plastic against neutral or dark palette. From pure black & whites to ultra gloss mussel, there are tons of options when it comes to color choice. Make sure to regularly clean to keep out nasty fingerprints.
3. Contemporary Country
A modern country kitchen is a design alternative that merges the traditional country look and the refined in a functional kitchen. You can achieve this contrast by mixing Richwood with soft pallets.

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4. Smart Spaces

The purpose of having smart spaces is to designate spots to fit more in less space. For example, areas with hidden charging stations to store devices like smartphones for they are always at hand and charged. Not only for 2016 but for years to come, kitchens will focus on convenience for families to boost their cooking experience via accessible smart appliances.

5. The  Elegant 80’s!

If you are an 80’s lover, just add natural materials to turn an 80’s outed kitchen into the hottest version. Elegance is brought in by incorporating satin brass instead of shiny finishes.
If you think that it is time to renew your old kitchen in Denver and give it a new look, The Kitchen Showcase can help! Stop by our beautiful Kitchen & Bathroom Design Showroom located in Centennial, Colorado, to talk with our professional kitchen & bath designers to start planning the kitchen of your dreams!
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