The Complete Guide to Caring For and Maintaining Your Custom Cabinets

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Custom cabinets are a significant investment in your home. You want to protect their beauty and keep your kitchen looking fabulous for as long as possible—not only for your own benefit but for the resale value of your home. Even though custom cabinets boast a higher quality than stock cabinets, they still require cleaning and maintenance to preserve their timeless elegance and tailored functionality.  In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the ins and outs of caring for and maintaining your custom cabinets, including:  Daily cleaning and maintenance Seasonal maintenance Protecting cabinet finishes Plus, we’ve included two free downloads to help you: a Kitchen Cleaning Guide and a Kitchen Maintenance Checklist. Daily Cleaning and Maintenance Daily cleaning and maintenance is simple. A basic wipe-down of your countertops and cupboard doors takes care of splatters and crumbs and prevents dust from building up. Wipe up spills quickly to prevent staining or warping of the wood.   Harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners can damage … Read more

3 Helpful Ways to Reset Your Kitchen for the New Year

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The holidays are a busy time of year, and even the most prepared household experiences a disruption in routines. There’s a general sense of disorder when the festivities are over. So, as the new year approaches, we long for a fresh start. Taking some time to reset your kitchen will help you step back into normal (or new) routines with ease.  3 Quick Tips to Help Prepare Your Kitchen for a New Year These three simple tips are all you need to get your kitchen in order and help you set up for a successful start to the new year with less stress. 1. Plan Some Meals You need to eat. Period. After turkey feasts, limitless chocolate, and way too much of our traditional holiday goodies, we’re stuffed to the brim. So we sink into our easy chairs and declare, “I won’t need to eat till next year!”  But the reality is, you’ll wake up tomorrow and your body will … Read more

15 Easy Kitchen Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Looking New + Kitchen Maintenance Checklists

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The usual daily dishwasher cycle and consistent wiping of the countertops can only go so far in maintaining your kitchen. Eventually, this high-use space requires a little extra TLC to keep it in tip-top shape. These easy kitchen maintenance tips will help you keep your kitchen at its best—efficient, clean, and safe.  Daily Kitchen Maintenance Checklist A daily kitchen cleaning routine simplifies the maintenance of your kitchen.  Empty the dishwasher Wash dirty dishes as they happen (after each meal or snack) or put them in the dishwasher Wipe countertops and cooktop Sweep the floors and spot clean Put out a fresh dishcloth and dish towel You can get these tasks done very quickly and easily if you’re consistent. Cooking is simpler when you start with a clean kitchen, and your morning coffee is more enjoyable when you’re not digging through yesterday’s dirty dishes to get to the coffee pot. Shine the Sink A shiny sink automatically freshens up your kitchen … Read more

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