Installing a splashback can be a great way of minimising mess in the kitchen. As the name suggests, decorative splashbacks are designed primarily with a practical purpose in mind.
They pick up the kinds of spills, splatters and splashes you would prefer not to set into your walls as permanent stains.
Quality splashbacks are also designed to be as easy as possible to clean and maintain. But just as is the case with the rest of the kitchen, some approaches to cleaning are more efficient than others.
With this in mind, here is a brief rundown of five simple yet effective guidelines for keeping your splashback and kitchen clean and serene:
1. Clean as You Go
It is far easier to give your splashback a regular wipe than to clean it intensively on occasion. What is great about kitchen splashbacks is how most everyday mess can be wiped away with nothing more than a damp cloth. Or perhaps, a quick squirt of an approved kitchen cleaner. The same also applies to all worktops and services around the kitchen. The longer you allow grease and grime to accumulate, the more difficult it becomes to remove. You will save time, effort and money by getting in the habit of cleaning as you go.
2. Go for a Minimalist Look
The sleek and sophisticated appearance of a kitchen splashback can be perfect for a minimalist kitchen. Minimalism is a desirable contemporary design trend which basically involves removing anything that does not need to be out in the open. De-cluttering and keeping things simple holds the key to a kitchen that is easy to clean. The less bits and pieces there are taking up space, the less there is to accumulate grease and grime.
3. Keep Your Tools Close to Hand
Instilling good habits where kitchen cleanliness is concerned is all about convenience. This is where it can be helpful to ensure your cleaning equipment is close to hand at all times. For a kitchen splashback, this could be anything from a pack of glass cleaning wipes to a bottle of kitchen cleaner to paper towels and so on.
4. Share the Workload
It is often said that a problem shared is a problem halved. In which case, why not share the workload with the other occupants of your household? You could perhaps delegate the duty of cleaning your kitchen splashback to your child or spouse; all members of the household benefit in some way from the kitchen, so everyone should contribute. Assigning responsibilities so everybody knows what is expected of them can be far better than handing out tasks.