Saturday, April 10, 2010

Welcome to Cabinets Plus

I am Louis Nardolillo, CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer). I am the owner of Cabinets Plus in Riverhead, New York and have over 20 years experience designing mid to high-end custom cabinetry. With degrees from SUNY Buffalo & New York University, I worked as an industrial arts teacher for 14 years. It was during this time that I began designing kitchens, eventually launching my own firm 23 years ago, making the transition to full-time custom kitchen design.

My son Louis Jr. joined Cabinets Plus 5 years ago after leaving his first career working for an environmental firm. Louis has become an indispensable asset to Cabinets Plus. He is very talented and well on his way to becoming a fine designer.

We strive to make each project, not only functional and beautiful, but an enjoyable experience as well.

With our new blog we are offering you valuable tips all around your cabinets starting our first blog post with one of the most asked questions at our showroom:

How do I care for my new cabinetry?

Many people’s first instincts are to immediately start stocking up their cabinets as soon as they are completed. This is not only bad for your cabinets, but anything you put in there will most likely get dirty. The first step is to wipe both the outside and insides down with a damp cloth. The cloth should be moist, but not wet. If you wish a shelf liner may be used to protect against any spills or items being knocked over.

For daily cleaning and minor spills, use a damp cloth then wipe dry with a soft cloth.

For a more thorough cleaning use soapy water or a mild cleaner such as Murphy’s Oil Soap and wipe dry. Abrasives or harsh cleaners should never be used. Always remember to remove spills as quickly as possible.

Should you have a particular question about your cabinets, please give me a call at 631.727.8062. I would be delighted to help you!