When you buy new cabinets, you want the investment to last as long as possible. You don’t want to have to redo the kitchen remodel process in a few years. How can you protect and maintain that natural appeal and attractive luster that brand new cabinets ensemble?
The kitchen is the focal point of the home, and homeowners invest a majority of their home budget into upgrading and refining the space. You understand the importance of taking care of your quality kitchen cabinets and know the natural wear and tear they experience, but there are steps you can take to ensure their preservation.
We’ll look at the importance of cleaning your cabinets, and look specifically at wood kitchen cabinets. At In Stock Kitchens, all of our cabinets are made of quality birch wood materials, built to last. However, it takes the proper maintenance to ensure the best use of the cabinets.
- Clean Your Cabinets
This could be the obvious answer to protecting cabinet longevity, but many homeowners never wash their cabinets down. Plus, as grease forms on the surface after cooking, homeowners don’t spray or wipe down the cabinets. Using a clean cloth to simply wipe down the cabinetry after cooking or using the kitchen can prevent serious stains from appearing on the cabinets. Wiping them down with a soft cloth can help you avoid scratching the surface. Try not to use harsh chemicals which can cause the wood to erode quicker.
- What to Know When Cleaning Wood Cabinets
With the solid wood cabinets from In Stock Kitchens, you’ll want to know what products to avoid using. Never use oil based products or let oils contact the surface at all. When oil sits on wood, dirt and grime are attracted to the surface, which could compromise the quality of the birch wood. When you experience stains or blemishes, there are touch-up brushes widely available that are designed to blend in with the finish of your wood cabinets.
When you buy kitchen cabinets, you should know exactly what kind of wood and material they’re made from before attempting to clean with a certain solution that could have a negative outcome and cause the cabinets to deteriorate quicker. Ask In Stock Kitchens what the right cleaning solution is for you.