Who doesn’t love a beautiful white kitchen? White kitchens are definitely the trend for 2017. But as we all know, white also shows the most dirt.
If you are afraid of having your dream kitchen because every day messes may get in the way, look no further.
The best way to keep your kitchen spotless is to never use it. But that isn’t realistic. White kitchens yellow over time and use. As long as you take proper care, you CAN keep your kitchen sparkly.
First, lets look at why our kitchens yellow in the first place.
The first reason is direct sunlight. UV is harsh, and we all know to prevent aging, sunblock is the first step. So how to we block these harmful rays in our kitchens?
Adding some sheer drapes or blinds that diffuse the sunlight is the best way to keep the sunlight in, but not having it beating down onto your kitchen.
The second reason is actually just using your kitchen. When cooking, you start to smell your delicious dinner fill your home. All those delicious smells aren’t just air, they are actually tiny food and grease particles floating around in your home. And what comes up, must come down. Over time the accumulation of grease slowly start to yellow your cabinets.
Installing an over head exhaust can suck up a lot of these particles to keep your kitchen cleaner for longer.
Make sure to wipe this grease off occasionally. The over head exhaust wont be able to catch it all, but enough to make this task easy. Assuming there are no spills, wiping down your cabinets once a month should be enough to keep them clean.
Unless food has been dried on, there is no need for any heavy duty cleaners. We also advice against using the abrasive side of a sponge as it can damage the finish of your cabinets.
Dilute a gentle dish soap in water, use a soft washcloth, and just spend a little time wiping down.
These tips work great even if your kitchen isn’t white. Just because other color kitchens hide the dirt better, doesn’t mean they aren’t still dirty.