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

White Kitchen

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 dark and heavy wood and granite of the past couple decades. 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 need to 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 food particles in the air can quickly build up on surfaces. Install an effective 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.

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The Twin Cities Summer Home Maintenance List

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The warm months in the Twin Cities are here and while you’re enjoying some extra hours of daylight, it’s also a great time to catch up on some maintenance tasks that have been neglected during the winter. While your list might vary a little, here is a great starter list to help you tackle some of those much needed maintenance chores this season.

Yard Maintenance – It’s time to schedule that weekend yard project. Trim trees and shrubs, mow the lawn and plant some flowers. Clear debris from rain gutters and if needed add new mulch and correct drainage issues.

Touch up Paint and Siding – Review the exterior of your home for chipping paint or worn siding. Examine the trim as well as areas by the ground for signs of moisture intrusion and repair any area showing wear.

Furnace and HVAC Systems – Have your furnace and air conditioning systems serviced and cleaned. • Clean and Inspect the Chimney – Another common fire and safety concern is the chimney. Order a cleaning and make sure there is a spark arrester which meets current codes.

Check the Roof – Check for evidence of roof leaks and correct any current problem. This is also a good time to repair any old water damage in ceilings in the home, garage or attic.

Spend a little time this summer to prepare while the days are long and the weather is mild.

Twin Cities Summer Home Maintenance List

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Shannon Lindstrom, Realtor®, AHWD, GREEN, NCS
Direct: 612-616-9714