WELCOME to Main Street’s Design Tips!

To help you plan and care for your new kitchen, here are some general guidelines you might find helpful. If you have any questions, please contact us!

Paul J. Puchol – Kitchen Design Center Manager
ppuchol@botellolumber.com


Kitchen Islands

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– Use the island as a focal point and get creative! Personalize this space to your own unique style.
– Analyze and incorporate the family’s working, entertainment and traffic patterns.
– Plan enough space for your island so that traffic can move freely around it.
– Select a different wood or color from your main kitchen.
– Don’t make a token island just for the sake of having it. If it’s too small, it’s worthless.
– It is a good idea not to put glass doors on an island base. It can be dangerous.

 


Cabinet Door Handle Replacement

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Cabinet Door Knob Placement
3″ from bottom of door
(Usually at the start of the raised panel)

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Cabinet Door Pull Placement
From bottom of door
(Usually at the start of the raised panel)


Granite Counter Maintenance

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For stone countertops, daily maintenance consists of simply wiping with a damp cloth or sponge. It’s recommended that the countertop be cleaned using a stone soap once per week. Stone soap is a 100% natural, ph –balanced, neutral conditioner & maintenance cleaner/protector that comes as a concentrate you just add water to.

After the countertop has been wiped clean, spray the diluted solution onto the granite and spread evenly with a damp cloth or sponge. Allow it to dry before putting back the items normally stored on the countertop.

All kitchen spills should be wiped up immediately and not be allowed to sit. Citrus juices & vinegars contain acid, which, if left unattended, could etch your countertops. Oils can also leave a stain on your counters. Bottles of oil or items containing oil, grease, etc. should be placed on a protective surface while cooking. If oil does spill or splatter, wipe it up immediately and clean with stone soap. We do not recommend using dish soap or any ammonia-based products such as Windex on your counters as these products will destroy the sealer that came with your countertop.

The cleaning products are sold individually or in a kit and are available here at Botello Design Center.

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