Selecting Materials that Are Hard to Maintain
Countertops and backsplashes must be simple to clean, so stay away from porous materials. If you buy new appliances, opt for white or stainless-steel models that won’t mark easily to prevent the appearance of fingerprints. On the floor, use flecked or patterned ceramic tiles that camouflage the consequences of accidents.
Choosing Cost Over Quality
There are few things as upsetting as watching a brand-new kitchen fall apart before your eyes! So always renovate with quality materials. Indeed, low-end countertops peel under continued exposure to water and household cleaning product. The same goes for cheap melamine cabinets.
Steer clear of fragile materials to guard against burns, scratched and other types of damage that can suddenly appear. Focus on granite, marble, and quartz, that are renowned for their high durability. Wood is also worth considering as it can be sanded and refinished to repair any imperfections.