Wood cabinets highlight a kitchen’s beauty and add an element of luxury; to keep them that way, you’ve got to properly maintain them. It’s pretty simple and very beneficial, so I thought I would give you some helpful tips.
One of the most important ways to maintain your cabinets is to properly clean them. Just wipe them down with a soft towel soaked in warm water and dish soap. Be sure to wipe them in the same direction as the wood grain, and then pat them with a dry towel.
Applying wood polish to cabinets every two or three months will help protect them. Spraying the polish on a towel instead of directly on the cabinets will help ensure an even application. Also, be sure to always use the handles to open and close the cabinets because skin oils can damage the finish.
Another important thing to remember is to turn on your kitchen fan when you’re cooking on the stove or in the oven. Grease and dust can damage the finish on the cabinets; the fan can help remove it. If you can, avoid placing kitchen appliances underneath wood cabinets because the heat from the appliances is damaging also.
Sunlight can fade the finish on the cabinets, so installing curtains or blinds on your kitchen windows will help protect the cabinets. The curtains or blinds will also help keep the kitchen cool when the afternoon sun is beating down on hot summer days.
These tips are easy and effective, but most importantly, they’ll keep your cabinets looking beautiful. Now go get yourself a glass of iced tea, sit down at your kitchen table and enjoy
your beautiful kitchen!