Tips For Caring For Your Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Posted on: 16 July 2018

Taking care of the custom cabinets in your kitchen isn't really that difficult to do. Sure, time can be hard to spare, but if you take the time and care for your cabinets properly, they'll look beautiful and last for many years before you have to think about replacing them. Here, you'll find a few tips that can help you care for your custom kitchen cabinets.

How often should you clean your cabinets?

How often the cabinets need to be cleaned varies from household to household. If you don't use your kitchen often, you won't have to clean them as often as if you have a house full of kids that use and abuse your kitchen space each day.

Generally speaking, the average kitchen cabinets can go a week or two without being given any attention. Think about scheduling a complete cleaning of the exterior of the cabinets once every other week and the entire cabinets, inside and out, once every other month. If, when you do the cleaning, you see that the cabinets are very dirty, reduce the time between cleanings.

What do you use to clean your cabinets?

What you will use to clean the cabinets will be determined by what material the cabinets are made of. Wooden cabinets can be cleaned with white vinegar and water mixed in equal parts. Spray the mixture onto a clean cloth and wipe the surfaces of the cabinets. Once every other month or so, take the time to apply wood conditioner or polish to the cabinets. This will help to protect the finish and prevent the wood from cracking down the road.

Cabinets that aren't made of wood can be cleaned with a number of products, but you can also experience good results using the white vinegar on them. A little bit of dish soap in a bucket of warm water will do well to remove grease and grime that has built up on the cabinets.

Do you need to do anything to the hardware?

Caring for the hardware is just as important as caring for the cabinets. As you clean the cabinets, make sure to wipe down all of the hardware – the pulls, handles, and the hinges. White vinegar will also do well to safely clean the hardware no matter what material they are made of.

If you are unsure of how to care for your custom kitchen cabinets and need further assistance, talk with the custom cabinets professionals. They will provide you with any details that you need.