March Newsletter 2024


This winter has flown by and I can't believe the first day of spring is right around the corner.

This is a great time to start your spring cleaning. There have been lots of cleaning hacks that we've been asked if they are safe for our cabinets and flooring. Read on to see our suggested cleaning methods and products.

Happy Holidays!


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Spring Cleaning


There are so many new cleaning products and cleaning techniques that are getting a lot of viral attention. Sometimes these "cleaning hacks" can actually damage your flooring, cabinets or countertops. If you ever have any questions about what products are safe or what we recommend please call us and we would love to help you. When cleaning with chemicals, always be in a well ventilated space and crack open some windows. Also, double check the chemicals you are cleaning with, you never mix bleach with ammonia. Both of these two ingredients are found separately in many cleaning products.

Tile grout can get stained and change color over the years, especially in a high traffic area. Bleach is a very strong cleaning agent, but not good for the tile floor. Bleach can weaken the grout and make it crumble. Using bleach on colored grout can even change the color, leading to a spotted appearance. If you have tough stains, you want to first start out with a mild cleaner and a scrub brush. Dish soap and hot water should be your first step. If that doesn't work try making a mixture of a 1/2 teaspoon of dish soap, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 1/4 cup of hot water, this will make a cleaning paste. Use this on the grout lines and let it sit for 1-2 minutes, then with a brush give it a good scrubbing.

Keeping a wood floor sparkling clean can certainly be a chore. We have been asked about mixing laundry detergent and dish washing tablets to other household chemicals. Remember, you should never mix household cleaners because they can make deadly fumes. You should also use products that have been created for wood floors. One popular brand that is commonly recommended, Tide, has released a statement that they have not tested their product on wood floors and cannot recommend it.

We recommend using a damp mop, not a soaking wet one, and either a few drops of a dish soap or Murphy's Oil Soap. Vacuuming and sweeping daily or every other day is important because it is picking up the dirt particles. It is always important to remember to use just a small amount of cleaner on your floor, using too much can leave a film that can actually attract dirt to it

Do not use a steam mop if you have laminate wood flooring. Steam can make the floor buckle if used too often.

Cleaning the toilet is no ones favorite job. There is a viral tip going around to place either fabric softener or another all-purpose cleaner into the water tank on the back of the toilet. This is supposed to slowly release a good smelling cleaner every time the toilet is flushed. But plumbers warn that placing these types of cleaners into the water tank can actually corrode and damage the plastic and rubber pieces that are in the tank. Fabric softener can leave a residue on clothing and on washing machines, it will do the same to a toilet. The plumbers we have talked with recommend using a toilet bowl cleaner, and not putting anything into the actual water tank.

Cleaning your shower head is easier than you think. You will need a large gallon size storage bag, about one cup of white vinegar, and a rubber band. Carefully fill the bag with vinegar and attach it to the shower head so that it is submerged. Let it soak overnight. Once it has soaked for around 6-8 hours, unattach the bag and let the shower run with very hot water. If you see any build up on the shower head a soft toothbrush can help lift any stubborn particles.

Nickel, brass and gold finishes should not soak in vinegar for long stretches of time. Check your manufacturers description before you clean.

Sneak Peek

We have been hard at work designing and creating a beautiful kitchen in this 1890's Newport, Rhode Island mansion. This landmark building has recently been converted into condos.

We will have more pictures coming soon.

Cabinetry by U.S. Cabinet Depot in shaker antique. Click Here for more information.

New Product News

U.S. Cabinet Depot has just released their new high-end cabinet line, Altaeuro. This is an upgraded frameless cabinetry that has a wide range of cabinet accessories that are designed to maximize space and utility in the kitchen.


Spring Savings

When you purchase a complete kitchen this spring Kitchen Tech will install a double pullout waste containers unit from Rev-A-Shelf with a door mount soft close slide, free of charge.

Featured Recipe


Soda Bread


2 ½ Cups Flour

1 ½ Tsp Baking Soda

1 T Baking Powder

½ Tsp Salt

4 Tablespoons Sugar

½ Cup Butter, Softened

 ¾ C Raisins

¾ C Currants

2 Teaspoons Caraway Seeds 

3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

 ¾ Cup Milk

Chopped nuts (optional)


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine the vinegar and milk and set aside. Stir together the flour, powder, soda, salt and 3 tablespoons of the sugar. Cut softened butter into small pieces. Cut into flour mixture with a pastry knife until coarse mixture. Stir in the raisins, currants, and caraway seeds and nuts, if desired. Make a hole in the center of the flour mixture. Add the milk and vinegar mixture carefully mixing until moistened. Pour the dough out onto a floured counter, cut into two pieces. Knead each for about a minute and form into balls. Sprinkle each with the last of the sugar. Place on greased baking sheets or in cast iron skillets (makes for an extra crunchy bottom). Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 and bake until the top of the bread is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Enjoy Warm With Plenty Of Butter.

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