The kitchen is the heart of your home. Cabinets and countertops in your kitchen are actually permanent furniture pieces. Once you've made the commitment to purchase or replace these pieces, it's important to take proper care of them. These simple steps will extend the life of your kitchen and keep it looking brand new for years to come.
For stained wood furniture
- Polish monthly with wax free and silicone free polish. Apply the polish to a soft cloth and wipe in the direction of the wood grain - Dust weekly between polish applications - Use furniture cleaner to remove smudges, grease and smoke residue
Painted wood and Laminate
- Use a lightly damp cloth to clean - Dust weekly between cleaning
- Limit the effects of ultra violet rays. Use blinds, curtains, and UV furniture polish.
- Use cork or felt pads under accessories instead of rubber or plastic. Rotate items several times a year so they are not sitting in the same place and position for long periods of time. - Use fabric/linen place mats or tablecloths instead of vinyl or plastic
These extra steps will go a long way in protecting your new cabinets and countertops.