Sanitary Kitchen Remodeling Tips for 2020

Posted on Jun 19 2020 - 2:37pm by Housecall

By Brooke Chaplan

Remodeling your kitchen may be a dream come true. You likely have a ton of ideas about new appliances, countertop colors, etc. However, one aspect that should get your attention during the design process is the sanitation of your cooking space.

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Here are some useful tips you can implement in your design to ensure your kitchen stays as sanitary as possible:

Touchless Faucets

Gone are the days of having to turn the knob or lift the faucet to turn the water on. Now, there are touchless faucets out there that you can install in your kitchen. Simply wave your hands underneath the faucet and it will start the water flow. This greatly helps to decrease the number of germs that accumulate on your kitchen faucet.

Easy-to-Clean Materials

Regarding appliances, one of the easiest materials to maintain is stainless steel. Unlike cast iron, stainless steel doesn't stain from food or beverages—hence "stainless." So consider purchasing appliances and even a sink that's made of stainless steel. When it comes to the raw materials for your backsplash and ceiling, tile—just like stainless steel—is a very easy material to clean. The easier the materials are to clean, the more often you'll be inclined to clean your kitchen.

Separate Storage Areas

When it comes to items like cutting boards, you want to ensure that you have different ones for different foods. You should have a separate cutting board for meats, vegetables and other foods. While you may do your best to clean your cutting boards, they'll still contain some leftover residue. If you simply stack your cutting boards on top of one another, then you're cross-contaminating. Instead, have separate storage areas designed during your remodel for individual cutting boards.

Opt for Enclosed Garbage Bins

The trash is one area of your kitchen that you may wish you could do without. However, since that's not an option, there are some things that you can do to minimize the amount of odor and germs that occur in your kitchen. Consider enclosing your garbage bin. If possible, have your bins installed in a pull-out cabinet. If your new design doesn't allow for excess area, then consider purchasing a step-on container that seals up after each use.

Remodeling your kitchen is a big step. When it comes to the design, you should ensure that you're taking the sanitation needs of your family into account. The above are just four of the many ways you can remodel your kitchen with sanitation in mind.

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She recommends New Ceiling Tiles, LLC. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information, contact Chaplan via Facebook at or Twitter @BrookeChaplan


11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Phil Boren July 4, 2020 at 4:47 pm -

    Here in the NorCal market, we see a lot of kitchen remodels – some of which just don’t appeal to the market. The ideas above relating to making your kitchen remodel functional, are good ones and in our market at least, would be received well by potential buyers.

  2. Peter October 7, 2020 at 6:10 pm -

    Consider examining the countertop during a remodel. After all, it is widely used regularly so it may be wise to consider whether you need a replacement. As well, as part of the remodel, you may want to find a countertop that compliments the backsplash in the kitchen.

  3. glass balustrade December 2, 2020 at 10:54 am -

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  4. Timothy H. Farney December 28, 2020 at 7:08 am -

    Great share! Thank you for sharing amazing transformations! I would love to purchase that same sink for my kitchen remodel project. Could you let me know the brand, model, and perhaps where you purchased it? It wasn’t on your post but I would highly appreciate your recommendations! Thanks, guys, good luck with your own remodel! Tim

  5. David Coutee January 3, 2021 at 8:18 pm -

    Wow. This is a good tips even years later! Thanks for sharing this post with us. Your article gave me more ideas to set my kitchen remodel with my own style ! I am going to look for best quality kitchen cabinet online with wide range at affordable price in Boston! So I would love to hear others’ suggestions that could be helpful to our thoughts! Thanks again. Keep posting nice posts like this. Goodluck!

  6. Ansley January 18, 2021 at 8:01 am -

    Great tips! Still relevant. Thank you. Look forward to read more of such stuffs.

  7. Tom C March 12, 2021 at 9:03 am -

    Enclosed garbage bins are the best idea, especially if you have the room for a pull out cabinet for it. Great article – COVID isn’t the only time we should be concerned about keeping the kitchen sanitary.

  8. Justin Shelton May 18, 2021 at 1:14 am -

    I think summer is the best time to renovate our kitchen on my experience for easy to renovate than winter or rainy season.

  9. Robert Alan May 18, 2021 at 9:38 am -

    You beautifully detailed the idea of a good kitchen remodeling in order to make the kitchen beautiful.

    Thank you very much for sharing your experience since it would help a blogger like me

  10. Tyler Morris May 19, 2021 at 12:00 am -

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  11. Justin Shelton May 19, 2021 at 12:30 am -

    I always really like this post! This article provides us true and insightful information regarding the topic. I like the way they have researched and presented it in front of us.