Tips to make bathroom cabinets last longer
Selecting a material that is able to withstand the humidity in this room is vital to making sure they last a long time. If a material is chosen that is not made to resist moisture, it can expand and warp, resulting in a room that looks less than new. Bamboo is one of the few materials that can withstand a bit of moisture for an extended period without changing in size.
Making sure cabinets are made of durable material is also key to long-lasting good looks, particularly in homes with younger children. Softer woods like pine make a beautiful cabinet, but they also tend to dent and scratch easily. Younger children tend to be a bit rougher about everything and can leave a new bathroom cabinet looking less than new in a matter of weeks.
Harder woods, such as oak, are less likely to dent just as easily and are more likely to leave a lasting impression on guests. Bamboo is another great option for cabinets in homes that have young children.
Ensuring that bamboo cabinets, as well as other materials, are kept clean will help make them durable. The cleaning process will often vary depending on the type of material used. For example, a bamboo cabinet can be cleaned with a cloth and water. Sometimes stronger chemicals can be used on other materials. It is important to know what cleaning solutions to use and to clean your bamboo cabinets as often as necessary to achieve a long lasting good look.
Every once in a while, homeowners are advised to simply look at bamboo cabinets to ensure that all hinges are still in good shape, all screws are tight, and so on. This can easily make them durable. For example, if the screws on a hinge are loose and the owners don’t know about it, they will never be tightened. The hinge can then fall off, causing the door to crash into the ground and damage the wood. A quick look at the screws and hinges can easily avoid this problem.
Clean up spills immediately
Kitchens and bathrooms are the most common places for spills. Allowing any liquid to settle in a pool on a cabinet can and will damage wood eventually. If this happens more than once, it will result in various spots on the wood being worn down and damaged, and the cabinets will look horrible. They will last long if the owners clean up spills as soon as they occur rather than leaving them to sit until the room is cleaned later in the day.
Check the weight
Drawers and shelves often have a weight limit. Homeowners should always check the weight limit and make sure not to put too many things on the shelves or in the drawers. This will cause the shelves to break or the bottom of the drawer to fall off.
Cabinets have the power to make a home look beautiful and brand new, or the potential to make it look like it’s slowly going downhill and in desperate need of a remodel. These simple tips will help every homeowner keep their home looking great and new for years to come.