The Door to a Better Kitchen: Cabinet Door Maintenance Done Right!

The Door to a Better Kitchen: Cabinet Door Maintenance Done Right!

The fate of your cabinet door hinges (pun-intended) on what you choose to do with it once it starts wearing out.

If you handle the situation poorly, your door won’t be able to make it through the renovations you’ve planned.

Unfortunately, we’re all guilty of focusing so much on the wallpapers and furniture of our homes that we forget about the importance of maintaining the decor of our kitchen.

After all, the kitchen is the soul of the house. And without a proper functioning kitchen, your home would be incomplete.

Maintaining Different Types of Cabinet Doors

The type of care your kitchen cabinet doors need depends on its material and requirements; wooden doors are different from steel and concrete doors.

Here are a few ways to take care of them:

Wooden Doors

Depending on the type of wooden material your cabinets are made from, you’ll have to be careful washing them. Scrubbing and washing the doors of your cabinet can invite bacteria that can lead to mold.

If you really have to use water, make sure to soak a cloth in warm water, squeeze it, and use the damp cloth to cleanse the corners and doors of the cabinets. This way, you’re not exposing the doors to excess moisture and you’re removing stains as well.

You can also get a protective application sprayed onto the doors to protect them against the heat and moisture.

Stainless Steel Doors

Steel doors don’t need a lot of maintenance, unlike their wooden counterparts. Therefore, they’re easy to take care of. All you need to do is wipe them with a wet cloth.

As the name suggests, stainless steel doesn’t get stained so you don’t have to worry. You can scrub the doors but make sure to use a soft sponge. You can use a mild detergent to get the job done as well.

Concrete Doors

Concrete doors are easy to clean because all you need to do is dust them. You can use a damp cloth as well if needed. Use a mild detergent and a sponge to do the cleaning.

You’ll need to clean them regularly, at least 3 times a week. This way, you’ll be able to maintain them and keep away mold.

In Case of Severe Damage

If you have really old kitchen cabinets that are no longer functional, there’s no point in trying to salvage them. Instead, your kitchen might need partial replacements or full replacements, depending on the severity of the damage.

We can help you figure out which cabinet style and door is perfect your kitchen’s interior. Give us a call at 212-206-7400 if you’re looking for custom cabinetry or leave us a message right here.