Here comes the rainy season
again and as expected, most of us will find our way to the kitchen because of
the warmth and the good feelings that, let’s face it, most kitchens engender.
However, kitchens are also subject to wear and tear, and even special conditions
come this season. Certainly, the bottom line is that we must do something to
this space, as it requires special needs. Here are a few ideas that could
probably make our lives easier during the wet season.
clean and clean.
The rainy season means water and dampness entering the kitchen. Since the
kitchen is usually warmer than the other parts of the house, the dampness and
the temperature will no doubt be ideal for the proliferation, if not the growth
such, ensure that there is a supply of rags to wipe the kitchen counters and the
floor with. A pair of mops-used solely for wiping the floor-will be very useful
and handy, especially when kitchen traffic during rainy days is at a maximum.
Also, keep sponges ready as they’re practical in keeping spills from
to stock up on antiseptic solutions as well. A squirt or two of these on the
floor and counters, will readily keep bacterial growth at bay. Thus ensuring
your family’s health.
and water don’t mix. This is evident in the number of falls people make
slipping and sliding on wet floors. Since placing newspapers and flattened
cartons are not practical (they contribute to trash and must be replaced after
some time), consider the slip-proof mats that are readily brought in most
hardware and do-it-yourself stores. These mats are made of plastic and/or rubber
and are virtually indestructible and maintenance friendly. More-over, they come
in a variety of colors and designs that may even contribute to the overall look
of your kitchen.
nothing like a warm, cozy kitchen during damp, dark and rainy days. As such, why
not make the most of it by making your kitchen cozy? If you’re your kitchen is
sizable enough, try re-arranging your furnishing and create a cozy nook where
you can relax, keep warm and dry; while indulging in your favorite hobby or
pastime. A sofa, a footstool, a small table and a box for your keepsakes are all
one needs in creating this nook.
the kitchen is one of the most used spaces in the house, it’s but practical
that you do most of your work-even those which are not in the kitchen-related-in
it. In fact, a small workspace or workstation in one corner of the kitchen is
perfect, especially during rainy days. Why? Well this would enable you to keep
traffic in the house at a minimum, thus minimizing the possibility of spreading
dampness throughout the house.
small table with drawers where you can keep stationery, pens, tools and other
items and equipment is all that is needed in creating a comfy workspace.
the sunshine in.
The rainy season is already known for overcast skies and dark rainy days that
contribute to a feeling of depression to most of us. Eliminate this feeling by
letting light inside the kitchen. How? By using curtains that enable light to
pass through in lieu of dark, heavy ones. Installing full-spectrum light bulbs
or additional bulbs of low-wattage are also some of the things one can do in
creating a cheerful space.
in all, the rainy season is a trying time for most of us who have to work in the
kitchen for lengths of time. Why make our lives more difficult? Let’s
customize and even personalize our kitchen now!