The last tip may be the most important. If you’re redoing your kitchen, whether it’s state-of-the-art or straight out of the box, you don’t want to clutter it with stuff. You should give your kitchen some space to grow and consider getting rid of all the junk you don’t use.
There is a lot of discussion on this topic. Ask any alpha mom and she will advise you to never leave things there if you can clean them up. Of course, that advice takes into account the safety of young aspiring chefs who work near objects that can cause injury, as well as children who randomly run around the kitchen. Even if you don’t plan on having a large family, leaving too many gadgets outside can make your home feel cluttered. And the more clutter it is, the more germs there are, and the more things are lying around, the less attractive it becomes. Also, when selling your home, clutter can be very dangerous for potential buyers. The Food Network says you should always avoid stacks of mail, keepsakes attached to the refrigerator, and disorganized cabinets and drawers.
Please consider this as ongoing advice. It’s great to have a countertop grill or waffle iron, but do you use it every day like you would a coffee maker or toaster? When most people don’t use an appliance all the time, they need a makeover first. It can detract from the clean, open look that makes you believe it is.