Kitchens are often considered the heart of the home. This is where great dining experiences and memories are made, so making sure your kitchen has well-maintained cabinets for utensils and other items is important.
In this post, kitchen remodeling expert The Kitchen Store lists three ways to extend the life of a kitchen cabinet.
1. Use Proper Cleaning Cloths
Cleaning cloths can make a difference on the surfaces of your cabinet. Some cleaning cloths leave lint or scratches on your cabinet, so it’s best to use softer and lint-free fabrics instead. Cheesecloth and chamois are some of the best cloth materials to use. But if you’re looking to save money or recycle, old t-shirts — except flannel shirts — will work just as well.
2. Choose Mild Cleaning Solutions
Professional kitchen remodeling services can get rid of scratches and stains on kitchen surfaces and cabinets, which are often due to strong chemical solutions. Nevertheless, you can be proactive and prevent such issues by using mild, natural products that won’t damage your cabinets and produce VOC fumes when cleaning your kitchen. You should also avoid using strong cleaning products that contain ammonia or concentrated bleach.
3. Avoid Commercial Waxes and Sprays
To keep your kitchen cabinets in top condition, use commercial furniture waxes, sprays and polishes sparingly. Silicone is commonly found in spray polishes. It creates a sheen over the surface but also acts as a barrier over the wood that makes touch-ups and refinishing impossible. Waxes build up over time, further attracting dust, grime, smoke and pollutants.
The Kitchen Store is a reputable kitchen remodeling company that can help with your kitchen cabinet refacing needs. We also provide all kinds of cabinets, from traditional cabinet designs to modern ones. With a wide range of cabinet colors and styles, you will find exactly what you need in our store. To schedule a consultation, fill out our contact form or call us at (310) 572-7515.