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Caring for Custom Cabinets in Phoenix

Phoenix is a unique location in terms of weather and how it affects our homes, both on the interior and exterior. Residents of Phoenix and the greater metro area see more heat, sun and dust than just about anywhere else in the country – and the effect that these things have on your kitchen cabinets is unbelievable. To properly care for your kitchen cabinets in Phoenix, try to keep in mind these easy to follow steps.

  • Dusting – This should be done on a regular basis anyways, but the need to wipe the dust off of kitchen cabinets in Phoenix is even more evident than anywhere else in the country. When dusting your kitchen cabinets, use a soft, lint free cloth. Do not use anything that might be abrasive or anything that will leave behind lint or fabric on your custom kitchen cabinets.
  • Avoid Moisture – This seems like a fairly easy concept, especially in a place as dry as Phoenix, but don’t underestimate the moisture that can be generated from everyday activities such as cooking on the stove, running the coffee pot, or using the dishwasher. Moisture is the number one killer of kitchen cabinets in Phoenix so make sure that you dry surfaces thoroughly, especially after a spill or when cleaning with a damp cloth.
  • Avoid Ammonia – When cleaning the surfaces of your kitchen cabinets in Phoenix, avoid using any chemicals that contain ammonia or bleach. When wiping them down, don’t use any type of cloth that you wouldn’t use on your own face – the surface of your kitchen cabinets can be extremely sensitive to abrasion.
  • Avoid Excess Sunlight – This one can be a little bit trickier, especially for residents of Phoenix where the sun shines more than 300 days a year, but your kitchen cabinets will thank you in the long run. A little morning sunlight can perk up your kitchen when making breakfast, but turn the shades closed when the extreme, mid-day sun starts to shine. Constant exposure to sunlight will fade the colors of your cabinets and possibly even weaken the laminate or seal of the doors and drawers.

Owning kitchen cabinets in Phoenix requires a little extra attention to detail, but in the end, you will keep your custom cabinetry looking brilliant and beautiful for years to come. If you are interested in learning more about kitchen cabinets in Phoenix, please let us know by filling out our contact form or visiting one of our showrooms in Scottsdale or Chandler.


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