After what was probably months of labor, and a bill that’s making you regret that professional hooded stove, you’re finally the proud owner of your very own, brand new kitchen!
As with any new addition, your new kitchen needs proper care to make sure you not only keep it in tip top shape, but also make the most of a very expensive investment. Before you sign that final check to the contractors, you’ll want to make sure you have a full understanding of what sort of maintenance is required of your new kitchen.
What special care needs to be taken of the floors? The sinks? What about the maintenance of new appliances like dishwashers or garbage disposals? It’s always easiest to get this information from your contractors or installers before they leave your home. So make sure to ask questions and write down any pertinent information and recommendations they may have.
Along with maintenance, you’ll want to file and organize the warranty information for any new appliances. A great solution is a binder, where you can store all the manuals and warranties, along with any maintenance information you received from your contractors.
You should also store receipts and any rebate information in your kitchen binder as well. You can make this as complicated or simple as you like. However, even just organizing your warranties and putting the binder on shelf with your cookbooks is sure to give you peace of mind, knowing that if something goes wrong, you’ll be on your way to getting it fixed ASAP.
Lastly, what are you waiting for? Put this new kitchen through its paces and turn out all those gourmet dishes you’ve been wanting to try for years. A new kitchen is a terrific excuse to host a holiday at your home, plan a fancy dinner party, or even just have old friends over for a buffet of your newest creations. All within sight of your beautifully remodeled kitchen, of course. Happy cooking!