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September 7, 2022

Modern White Kitchens? Tips to Clean and Maintain Your White Cabinets

Sleek, white kitchens are one of the most popular trends in interior design. Bright and cheery white tiles, sinks, cabinets and even appliances are replacing the past decades’ dark and heavy wood and granite. White or off-white makes kitchen spaces seem large and airy, creating a sense of tranquility and freshness.

However, white cabinets and surfaces are less forgiving than their dark counterparts and must be carefully maintained and cleaned to retain their sparkling appearance. These high-traffic areas can retain their beauty with some simple maintenance tips.

Tips to Clean and Maintain White Cabinets and Surfaces

  • Avoid Direct Sunlight – Design your kitchen to avoid direct sunlight on white cabinets. Watch for ways to incorporate natural light without direct sunlight, which can turn white cabinets and appliances yellow over time – making them seem dingy.
  • Clean Regularly – The first step is to clean often. Use gentle, natural cleaning products to avoid staining, or mix baking soda with vinegar and lemon for a simple, effective solution. Clean spills immediately to avoid stains. Pay attention to high-touch areas like cabinet doors or appliance handles, which will accumulate more fingerprints and grime.
  • Invest in an Exhaust System – Grease and airborne food particles can quickly build up on surfaces. Install an adequate exhaust fan or range hood to pull cooking debris into the vent and away from cabinets and other porous materials.

The white kitchen trend is here to stay. Modern, fresh, and bright, white kitchens provide a welcoming space in any home. By caring for your surfaces, you can avoid yellowing and staining and enjoy the tranquility of a pristine white kitchen.

Our cabinet selections include many door styles as well as colors and stains. Perhaps pair white or alabaster cabinets with navy blue or gray stain if you want to add a personal touch to your kitchen. The possibilities are endless.

Check out our Available and Upcoming Homes magazine to see more kitchen ideas.


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