Kitchens, being the epicenter of your Denver home, serve multiple purposes so learning how to keep your cabinets beautiful is essential to your satisfaction with your new space. One of the primary roles is to prepare meals for family and friends. Cooking has a downside as far as cabinets are concerned. Cabinets attract grease, spills, and fingerprints and require regular care to maintain their look and feel. Proper cabinet care can keep your investment safe for years to come.
Stained Wood Cabinet Care
Stained wood cabinets should be cleaned semi-annually or quarterly if you are an avid cook because wood grain tends to absorb grease and dirt. On a ratio of 7 to 1, mix distilled vinegar (7) with rubbing alcohol (1) and add a few drops of dish soap. Using a microfiber cloth, wipe down cabinet with your alcohol, vinegar, soap mixture and then rinse with warm water. Seal the finish with furniture oil to keep your sealed wood cabinets looking like the day they were installed.
Laminate Cabinet Care
Laminate cabinets should be wiped down with a damp microfiber cloth weekly. If you find that the cabinets still require TLC, then use the same alcohol, dish soap and vinegar mixture and approach recommended for stained wood cabinets.
White Cabinet Care
White cabinets which continue to be our most popular color are especially hard to keep looking clean. Black and white cabinets serve as repositories for fingerprints, dust, dirt, and grime. They should be wiped down weekly with a damp microfiber cloth. If you order white cabinets, request that the showroom provides a small container of matching white paint that you can use to repair chips and scrapes that often occur with regular usage.
To remove grease and build up around the cabinets that surround a stove, cooktop or range, use straight vodka or a mix of equal portions of water with vodka and spray on the surface. According to Better Homes and Gardens, vodka is an excellent degreaser. Vodka not only can be used to remove stubborn build-up in cabinet nooks and crannies, but it’s also an excellent cleaning agent for the top of range hoods, backsplashes and countertops.
There are few things in life that bring bigger smiles than to walk into a brand new kitchen or bath knowing that our clients are going to experience years of joy and happiness from their dream space. For additional guidance on maintaining your kitchen cabinets, we are always happy to help.
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