I love to cook and I love to entertain – but what I’m not as enthusiastic about is cleaning up after a party or a big meal! However, I do have a few solutions that I turn to in my interior designs to help keep the kitchen organized and to make clean up a breeze!
For example, as you can see in the photo above, I like to include a lot of storage in the kitchens I design. It helps with organization and it gives you a place to quickly stow clutter when guests drop by!
It’s also a great idea to keep plenty of towels on hand for spills and quick clean up – so I added bars for extra towels in this kitchen.
But my best tip for keeping the kitchen super-spotless during parties and cooking sessions is to include two dishwashers in the design – yes, two! One can run while the other hides dirty dishes out of the way until it’s full, making the kitchen look clean at all times!
I love to design open-plan kitchens, so it’s also important to have a quiet dishwasher that won’t disrupt conversations with friends or family. And as Thermador’s brand ambassador, I can tell you that they have one of the quietest on the market. The Star-Sapphire Dishwasher is so quiet it offers a Time Remaining PowerBeam that shines the cycle time remaining on the floor. Otherwise, you might not know it’s even on!
Let’s take a look at this video I recently did in a client’s kitchen that shows you how amazing that Thermador dishwasher really is:
Wow! Can you believe that a dishwasher could complete a cycle in 20 minutes? Now that’s a quick clean up.
So let’s review my tips for designing a kitchen that keeps things neat and tidy:
1. Include lots of storage so your kitchen can always look organized and spotless.
2. Consider little details like extra towel bars to keep cleaning items close at hand.
3. Dual dishwashers are a lifesaver if you like to entertain or if you cook a lot. They make cleaning a breeze!
What are your favorite tips for keeping your kitchen clean? Let me know in the comments section below!