After investing your energy and money into a remodel, it’s now time to turn your attention to the maintenance and proper care of your new space. The day-to-day wear and tear of facets like your kitchen or bathroom cabinets may be gradual, but over time, you’ll likely notice your remodel doesn’t have the same new appearance it once had. Luckily, there are proactive steps you can take to ensure you maintain and care for your cabinets in a way that preserves them, so you can enjoy them for years to come.

We proudly represent five cabinet lines that offer fully customized cabinets, semi-customized cabinets, standard stock cabinets and everything in-between. Below are some tips and tricks on how to keep your quality cabinets looking and feeling like new.

Daily Maintenance

It goes without saying that if anything gets spilled on or in your cabinet, you should take the time and energy to wipe it clean. This is especially true for cabinets surrounding areas with a lot of moisture such as bathroom sinks, kitchen sinks or dishwashers. Constant exposure to damp towels on your cabinets may cause damage to the wood and the finish, so it’s best to keep towels on the counter or in other areas.

Long-Term Maintenance

Depending on how much you use and interact with your cabinets, plan on washing and polishing them at least once or twice annually. In order to polish them properly, use a light coat of high quality, oil-based furniture polish. Anything containing paste, wax or silicone will potentially leave a residue on your cabinets that could attract extra dust.

Things to Avoid

There are a number of things that can cause damage to your cabinets. Constant exposure to heat or humidity may cause a layer of moisture to build upon the cabinets’ surface, which could damage their finish.

If you have wooden cabinets, exposure to UV rays will naturally affect the appearance of your cabinets, although this is not necessarily a bad thing. If your cabinets are exposed to a lot of UV radiation, it might be difficult to prevent this from happening. Try investing in blinds or curtains to help keep some of the sunlight out.

Other cleaning products to avoid when cleaning your cabinets are detergents, powdered cleansers, steel wool, “magic” erasers and scouring sponge pads.

If you have further questions about cabinet care and maintenance, contact us today!