White kitchen cabinets are not for everybody. Love them or hate them, they are here to stay and you will find them in some of the finest homes in Charlotte. While some people may think whit cabinets don’t agree with kitchens, if maintained properly, white color cabinets are as durable as any other type of cabinet color.
White cabinets look sophisticated. What makes white cabinets so attractive? Well, they just look so clean. To keep them that way, you will have to take some precautions so they stay sharp looking.
To help you keep you white cabinets as white as possible, the Complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio shares tips below to help you care for your white kitchen cabinets.
How prevent white cabinets from turning yellow
Over time, white kitchen cabinets tend to turn yellow. There are several factors that can affect the color of your cabinets. Direct exposure to sunlight is one of those factors. Direct sunlight exposure causes painted wood surfaces to fade overtime. As the top layer of white cabinet fades, the wood color below is exposed resulting in unattractive yellowish color. To prevent this from happening, use blind to prevent direct sun exposure at certain times of the day, or simply install a window film to shield your white kitchen cabinets from direct sun light.
Smoke from cooking is another reason why kitchen cabinetry turns yellow because it contains grease and food particles that deposit on surfaces located near the cook-top. With daily use, grease and other residue accumulate on the kitchen cabinet surfaces causing a yellow tint to form. Not too attractive to say the least. The key to eliminating this issue is to prevent grease from accumulating on your kitchen cabinets. You will need to create a routine that includes cleaning your kitchen cabinets with a mixture of water and a degreaser (that is safe to use to clean kitchen cabinets) at least once a month. You should make it a habit to have your exhaust fan on when cooking so that most of the smoke is eliminated. You can also use a mixture of white vinegar, baking soda, soap and water to clean your kitchen cabinets more often.
Another culprit behind the yellowing of white kitchen cabinets is cooking mess and grime that naturally accumulate in a kitchen surfaces, as well as greasy spills and other type of liquid and food spills. To clean spill off your white kitchen cabinets, use a soft cloth or sponge with water and a mild soap to wipe the mess clean. Don’t use abrasive chemicals and scouring pads to do the job – you would regret it. The last thing you want to do is make the discoloration even worst by scratching the top layer of your kitchen cabinets. When you see a spill on your kitchen cabinets, wipe it clean. The longer you wait to clean a spill, the harder it will be to remove and the more chances for discoloration..
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