No matter who you are and where you live, the health of you and your family is of utmost importance. Keeping your family healthy starts in the home, which is the place where you have the most control. And of all places in the home, the kitchen is the most vital room to keep disease and germ free. There are plenty of ways to do this, starting with simple tasks such as cleaning your counters and floors often with the appropriate types of cleaners. But there are also some more permanent hygienic changes you can make to your kitchen with the help of an experienced Sacramento kitchen remodeling contractor. Changes that will limit the transfer of diseases, eliminate some of the common places in the kitchen that germs hide, and help keep you and your family happy and healthy. All of this without sacrificing the design style or beauty that you’d want to obtain when you remodel your kitchen.
Modern technology has led to some kitchen improvements that can really help improve your family’s health. For starters, have you Sacramento kitchen remodeling contractor replace your faucet with a new no-touch version. This will eliminate one of the more common ways that germs are spread. You can also select a one-touch faucet if you prefer, which still significantly cuts down on the amount of surface you have to touch when you have dirty hands. Another place that germs thrive are on your countertops. Certain countertop materials are somewhat porous, which can give germs to perfect place to embed themselves and live. But there are now countertop surfaces out there that have been specifically chosen for their non-porous natures. And don’t worry, they still come in a beautiful array of colors and style to meet your kitchen design needs.
To learn more about how to remodel your kitchen to make it more hygienic, check out the video below:
To speak to an experienced Sacramento kitchen remodeling contractor about ways to make your home’s kitchen more hygienic, please contact the experts at Russ Johnson Construction today.
SACRAMENTO KITCHEN REMODELING VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Planning a Hygienic Kitchen
NARRATION: Now more than ever, preventing the spread and transfer of germs, viruses, and bacteria seems to be on everyone’s mind. Did you know that some of the best ways to keep your family healthy start with having an easy to clean, hygienic kitchen?
An easy to clean, hygienic kitchen doesn’t need to look like a cold, sterile laboratory. Today, there are many innovative products and materials available that make it easier to maintain a more sanitary kitchen without sacrificing warmth and style. Start with a simple, built-in hand soap pump. You’ll find them in a range of finishes to match your faucets. And some of the latest models even offer touchless technology. And speaking of faucets, imagine how much you’ll reduce the spread of germs with one of these models that turn on and off with a simple touch.
Of course arias used for preparing food and cleaning dishes are constantly being exposed to new and different germs. So it’s important to be diligent about keeping the surface is cleaned and sanitized. One of the easiest ways to do this is by starting with non-porous countertop materials such as DuPont Corian solid surfaces and DuPont Zodiaq quartz surfaces. Because these materials non-porous, with proper cleaning Corian and Zodiaq resist the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. Most of the colors are NSF certified for food contact. And unlike marble and granite, Corian and Zodiaq don’t require surface sealants that wear away over time and need to be reapplied. To reduce the number of areas where dirt and bacteria can hide, choose plain cabinetry hardware that can be easily cleaned. And to prevent deep scratches on your counter, which can harbor bacteria, always use cutting boards. You may even want to use different color cutting boards for different types of foods to avoid cross-contamination.
A seamless DuPont Corian sink is a great way to eliminate germ-hiding sink edges and caulk lines. These are integrated right into your Corian countertop, creating a continuous transition. And for expert ease of cleaning, choose a seamless coved backsplash.
Creating a beautiful, healthy kitchen is simple when you start with the right materials. You’ll have a space that easier to clean and more enjoyable to work in. And one final tip. If the head cook in your household isn’t feeling well, use that as a good excuse order out.