As part of my house cleaning and improving, a little de-crapping of my kitchen stove area. Since the accumulated dust and grit were above my sight line, I could usually ignore it. This pic made it obvious how bad it looked. In my next life, there'll be an exhaust fan hood above the stove.
The stove is a vintage Wedgewood gas model, probably dating from the building's origin in 1923. The hot water heater is what's behind the screen.
Even as the West declines, my house looks a little better.