Entirely white kitchens made with everything from white cabinets to white countertops are increasingly popular. While we love the clean, modern look, many homeowners worry about keeping it clean. Today we are going to provide a few tips that will both keep your space cleaner and will help protect it. If you are ready to upgrade your own kitchen, contact Cabinet Magic at 800-828-4380.
Try to Avoid Direct Sunlight
Bright, sunny kitchens may be beautiful but they can also be detrimental to your white countertops and cabinets. If you allow direct sunlight on them on a regular basis, then the cabinets any white laminated surface can turn yellow. We recommend installing curtains or blinds, or even windows with tinted glass, to protect your surfaces. You can find options that let the brightness in without letting the strong direct sunlight in.
Use Your Exhaust Fan
It is often the case that the grease particles that fly around your kitchen when you’re cooking are the main stains in a kitchen. To prevent this from happening, make sure that you are using the exhaust fan or your range hood. This should be done every time you are cooking – even if what you are cooking is not greasy. Getting into the habit of always flipping the switch can help save your countertops and cabinets down the line.
Use the Right Cleaning Products
As much as you may love an all purpose cleaning product, the reality is that if you want fresh, bright, beautiful white cabinets and countertops, you will need to use cleaning agents that are up for the challenge. A popular option is a vinegar and baking soda mix. Use one cup of vinegar, a tablespoon of baking soda, and two cops of warm to hot water. Use this at least once a month to keep the cabinets and cupboard clean.
If your kitchen includes a white sink, consider soaking it in bleach. Line the bottom of your sink with a series of paper towels. Wet those paper towels with bleach and leave them there for half an hour. Remove the paper towels and then rinse the sink with warm water. This process helps prevent the bleach from running down the drain as it would if you tried to clean with it in another way.
We Can Create Your Prefect White Kitchen
Another important aspect of keeping your kitchen clean is choosing materials that are hard to stain and easy to clean. For example, white quartz is nonporous and thus will not stain, while granite is semi-porous and much more likely to stain. If you are ready to upgrade to new cabinets or countertops, contact Cabinet Magic or stop by at your convenience.