Updated: October 2020
As with most rooms in a house, the kitchen might require some extra attention to ensure that it stays clean and welcoming to guests. Surely after the countless meals, gatherings, and cooking experiments, your counters, appliances, and even your cabinets likely boast some sticky reminders. Regular use is bound to create some wear and tear on the appearance of your cupboards; you might have fingerprints, old sauce stains, grease, or other buildup on the doors and hardware. To help restore your cabinetry to its former glory, check out the following cleaning tips.
When it comes to extending the life of your cupboards, it is important to clean the surfaces regularly. However, certain cabinet materials — such as wood — require specific maintenance practices to preserve their luster and shine. The good news is that dish soap and hot water will usually do the trick, with vinegar and baking soda serving as backup. Metal, plastic, laminate, vinyl, and wood can all be wiped with an all-purpose cleaner or a simple homemade solution. Before you start, test the cleaner in a spot that’s not easily visible, just to make sure it won’t discolor the facade.
Implementing some of these tips into your cleaning routine could make a big difference in your kitchen’s appearance.
The inside of your cabinets might need some TLC as well, even if it’s not visible to everyone.
For particularly tough jobs, add a bit of elbow grease to restore shine without damaging the finish.
Maintaining the value of your kitchenware, appliances, and cabinets starts with good cleaning practices. Give regular attention to your kitchen, particularly in those areas where cooking grease, food residue, and stains begin to settle. You can mitigate long-term, expensive damage by keeping these suggestions in mind:
Kitchen cabinets are often prone to drips and spills, especially with regular use. After being exposed to grease, grime, and sticky fingers, they can start to look dirty and dull. Go beyond the surface and keep an eye on any stubborn messes. There are various products available to make cleaning kitchen cupboards easy, and with the right techniques, you can prolong the life and beauty of your cabinetry.
Excited to share her love of home design and décor with readers, Jaclyn Crawford started with ImproveNet in 2016. As a staff writer, she enjoys chronicling the latest trends and ways you can make your home the loveliest it can be. You may also find her in ImproveNet videos, sharing tips and trends for your home.
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