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Tips to make bathroom cabinets last longer

Waterproof

Selecting a material that is capable of handling the humidity in this room is vital to making sure they last for a long time. If you choose a material that isn’t made to withstand 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 little bit of moisture for a long period of time without changing in size.

Sustainability

Making sure cabinets are made of a durable material is also key to long-lasting good looks, especially in homes with younger children. Softer woods, like pine, make a beautiful cabinet, but they also tend to dent and scratch easily. Younger kids tend to be a little rougher with everything, and can leave a new bathroom cabinet looking less than new in a matter of weeks.

Harder woods, like oak, are less likely to dent as easily and are more likely to leave a lasting impression on guests. Bamboo is another great choice for cabinets in homes with small children.

Cleaning

Making sure that bamboo cabinets, as well as those made of other materials, stay clean will help make them long-lasting. The cleaning process will often vary depending on the type of material used. For example, a bamboo cabinet can be cleaned with just a cloth and water. Sometimes stronger chemicals can be used on other materials. It’s important to know which cleaning solutions to use and to clean bamboo cabinets as often as necessary for long-lasting good looks.

preventive check

From time to time, homeowners are advised to simply check bamboo cabinets to ensure all hinges are still working properly, all screws are tight, etc. This can make them durable. For example, if the screws on a hinge are loose and the owners don’t know it, they will never be tightened. The hinge can then fall off, causing the door to crash to the floor and damaging the wood. A quick look at the screws and hinges can easily prevent this problem.

Clean up spills immediately

Kitchens and bathrooms are the most common places for spills. Allowing any liquid to sit in a pool in a cabinet can, and will eventually damage the wood. If this happens more than once, it will result in several worn and damaged spots on the wood, and the cabinets will look horrible. They will be long-lasting if homeowners clean up spills as soon as they occur instead of letting them sit until the room is cleaned later in the day.

check weight

Often drawers and shelves have a weight limit. Homeowners should always check the weight limit and make sure not to overstuff shelves or drawers. This will cause the shelves to break or the bottom of the drawer to fall out.

Cabinets have the power to make a home look beautiful and brand new, or the potential to make it look like it’s slowly decaying and in desperate need of a remodel. These simple tips will help every homeowner help keep their home looking great and new for years to come.

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