Taking Care of Modern Kitchen Cabinets

 

Kitchen cabinets are generally made of wood, but they can also be made of metal or plastic. When cabinets are purchased, you don’t have to do anything after installation except use them for storing food and cooking utensils. 

 

However, over time the constant heat and steam from using your ovens damage these materials. Cabinets can even become damaged if you don’t prepare them properly before painting them with a new finish or changing their color scheme. 

 

Here’s how to care for modern kitchen cabinets so that your kitchen looks good as new again!

 

THINK ABOUT THE HUMIDITY

 

Wood is an absolutely hygroscopic material – it draws humidity from both atmosphere and liquids. You should expect some natural wood warping. If the humidity in your home is too low, condensation might form on kitchen surfaces. 

 

You can solve this problem by regularly turning up the temperature in the room. Another effective solution is putting a bowl of water near the refrigerator, where it will evaporate and moisten the air at least locally.

 

Remember that humidity affects the amount of time you’ll have to spend polishing and cleaning. In humid seasons, you will have to do the chores more often. If humidity is particularly high, it’s better to limit the use of kitchens and bathrooms in general.

 

 

 

CLEAN PROPERLY

 

The most common mistake people make when taking care of modern cabinets is using too much detergent. These cabinets should be cleaned only with water and a microfiber cloth, and the water must be wiped off immediately after.

 

To avoid oil stains or greasy patches left by your fingers, you should use a special paper towel when handling food in the kitchen.

 

In case of spills on varnish, remove any excess with a dry cloth, wait half an hour for it to dry out, then rub lightly with fine sandpaper.

 

 

 

CLEAN REGULARLY

 

Cleaning your cabinets regularly would go a long way in ensuring that they look fantastic for as long as possible. Using abrasive materials on your cabinet surface is a very bad idea. Harsh chemical substances should also be avoided. The best alternative would be to use a warm cloth and some diluted dishwashing liquid, then wipe the surface gently in circular motions.

 

 

 

 

High-quality kitchen cabinets should not be treated poorly since they give your home more value and can last a lifetime. If you do not want them to look like trash, then you need some special care. As it is with everything else, there are good and bad ways of taking care of your kitchen cabinets that would determine their life span. Whatever choice you make, be consistent with it. 

 

With this article, we informed you of the best practices that can be done to take care of your kitchen cabinets. Clean regularly and properly, don’t use harsh chemicals and make sure to keep them dry.

 

If you need some help or advice, feel free to contact us at info@nelsonkb.com or just call at 832-998-6598 for a free consultation with our experts. We care about you and we care about the cabinetry. We’ll be glad to help.

 

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