From early morning breakfast to late night snacks and all the cleanup in between, people spend a lot of time in their kitchens. Not as many know how to maximize space or efficiency — especially in a mobile home, where such things are at a premium. If you’re ready to give yours a makeover, then here are 4 kitchen improvements you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.
Upgrade Your Appliances
The first step to home improvement is upgrading your appliances — anything from the fridge to the kitchen sink. That means taking what you own and where possible replacing with modern stainless steel appliances.
Stainless steel appliances are known to be both easy to clean and designer-friendly. The hue of stainless steel is neutral, meaning you will have an easier time matching it with the interior design of your kitchen, whether it’s your current design or something new you’re planning. Since stainless steel is much easier to wipe down and keep clean, soap and water will do the trick with far less elbow grease.
These sorts of appliances are also long-lasting. They’re what you find in commercial settings like restaurants and other eateries. They can take a beating without giving out on you.The long-lasting quality also comes from being germ-resistant. That’s because they’re non-porous — meaning that bacteria won’t have as many holes and surfaces to hide in before and after you clean up.
All in all, stainless steel appliances will make kitchen life easier both visually and physically, taking away concerns for cleanliness and utility.
Here are the appliances we suggest replacing with stainless steel:
- Stove and Range Hoods
- Kitchen Sink and Faucets
Change Your Countertops
Aside from appliances, your countertop areas see a lot of action too. Countertops come in a wide range of materials, some being more expensive than others, and some being tougher than others. Eventually, yours will need to be replaced.
Granite comes in a variety of colors, while also being strong, long-lasting, and resistant to damage or heat. However, granite tends to be very expensive and even difficult to install.
Wood countertops are long-lasting and environmentally friendly. Drawbacks include being susceptible to bacteria, staining, and moisture problems.
Ceramic tile countertops are affordable and come in a wide-range of colors. Tile sizes can pose an issue with construction, however, and their weak structure can lead to breaking.
Laminates offer benefits like being inexpensive, easy to clean, and resistant to mold. What they do not offer is resistance to heat or scratching, and they very often peel at the surface.
Concrete countertops are a long-lasting and scratch/heat resistant option, and these can be expensive for that very reason.
Add a Kitchen Island
Roomier mobile home kitchens can usually benefit from a kitchen island. With it you’ll have more counter space and more places to sit. There are even different things you can install into a kitchen island maximizing its usefulness.
Drawers add limited storage space for eating utensils and other things, but could conflict with sitting arrangements.
Racks above the kitchen island create storage space for utensils, though they leave less room for comfortable seating.
Stove installation inside the kitchen island offers more space to cook while still engaging with guests. However, installation can also prove problematic due to expense, a need for proper ventilation, determining placement in relation to other appliances, and other practical issues.
Mini Fridge placement inside the kitchen island adds additional storage options besides the refrigerator. These will not be as easy to reach due to their placement and size, and cannot serve as a substitute for a full-size refrigerator.
Freshen the Design
Finally, when brainstorming kitchen improvements, a fresh coat of paint or new backsplash can significantly improve the look and feel of a kitchen.
Consider painting the walls or cabinets in colors that match, or contrast, and ultimately add to a pleasant aesthetic. Fresh paint tends to create an entirely new feel to the environment.
With new backsplash you can decrease cleanup time by choosing material where food or dirt is not as noticeable and where bacteria is less likely to grow.
There is an affordable way to change the kitchen into something better whether you are changing your paint, backsplash, or anything else. What you need is a budget, a plan, and the proper resources to help you freshen the design.
Improve Your Home with Star Mobile
Now that you know more about kitchen renovation, you can take other aspects of your home to the next level, both inside and out. Star Mobile Home Supplies offers tubs and sinks for the bathroom, skirting and steps for the exterior, and so much more.
Whatever your mobile home needs, no matter where you live in America, we can help.