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How to Maintain & Care for Your Newly Remodeled Kitchen

After investing your time, effort, and resources into a kitchen remodel, maintaining its newness and functionality is crucial. Proper care ensures your kitchen remains as beautiful and efficient as the day it was completed. Here’s how to maintain and care for your newly remodeled kitchen. 

Regular Cleaning

Consistency is key when it comes to keeping your kitchen clean. Wipe down countertops daily with a gentle cleaner suitable for the material, whether it’s granite, quartz, or laminate. For cabinets, use a soft cloth and a mild detergent to remove fingerprints and smudges without damaging the finish.

Protect Your Surfaces

Always use cutting boards to protect your countertops from scratches and heat mats to shield them from hot pots and pans. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can damage surfaces. For stainless steel appliances, use a dedicated cleaner to prevent streaks and maintain shine.

Appliance Maintenance

Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning and maintaining your appliances. Clean refrigerator coils, dishwasher filters, and oven interiors regularly. Ensure seals are tight and handles are secure. Small efforts can prolong the life of these essential items while keeping your space feeling fresh & clean. 

Manage Spills Promptly

Spills are inevitable, but how you handle them can make a difference. Wipe up spills immediately to prevent staining, especially on porous surfaces like natural stone. Be mindful of acidic substances like tomato sauce or lemon juice, which can etch certain materials.

Organize Wisely

Use drawer dividers, shelf organizers, and other storage solutions to keep your kitchen orderly. An organized space not only looks better but also reduces wear and tear as items aren’t constantly being moved around to find what you need.

Floor Care

Sweep or vacuum kitchen floors regularly to remove debris that could scratch the surface. When mopping, use a cleaner appropriate for your flooring type—be it hardwood, tile, or vinyl—and avoid excessive water, which can cause damage.


Good ventilation is vital to prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to mold and mildew. Use your range hood when cooking to remove steam and cooking odors. If your kitchen has windows, open them when weather permits to allow fresh air to circulate.

Periodic Deep Cleaning

Set aside time for deep cleaning tasks such as washing the backsplash, cleaning out the pantry, and defrosting the freezer. These less frequent chores contribute to the overall upkeep of your kitchen. This will also help your space feel decluttered and reduce the overwhelming feeling that comes with big cleaning tasks. 

Inspect and Touch Up

Regularly inspect your kitchen for any signs of wear or damage. Tighten loose knobs, touch up paint, and repair any chips or cracks in tiles or countertops to keep everything looking pristine.

Remodeled Kitchen: Professional Help

For certain aspects of maintenance, such as sealing stone countertops or servicing high-end appliances, consider hiring professionals. They have the expertise to ensure these tasks are done correctly, preserving the integrity of your kitchen components.

Contact Us:

By following these tips, you can maintain the beauty of your newly remodeled kitchen for years to come. If you have any questions or concerns about your renovation, give us a call! We are happy to provide you with tips for regular care to ensure your kitchen shines bright and to protect your investment. 

Bret Slaton Homes is a family owned and operated restoration and renovation contractor located in Huntsville, AL. You may reach us via email at [email protected], or by giving us a call at 256-585-1103.