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Keep Your Kitchen Clean with These Super-Quick Tasks

March 22nd, 2018

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The kitchen is one of the areas in your apartment home that needs the most cleaning. From food preparation to foot traffic, this part of your home can end up with grime and dirt without regular cleaning. Fortunately, there are several simple and fast ways to make sure that your kitchen stays as clean as possible on a regular basis.

Clean Your Refrigerator Doors

The handles and doors of your fridge can get dirty easily from all the times they’re touched. Wipe these down daily or every few days using a damp cloth to remove grime. With just a couple of minutes of cleaning, you’ll have a fridge that looks clean and shiny.

Clean Inside Your Microwave

The inside of your microwave is easy to overlook, but it can be covered in food stains that are hard to remove when you let them sit. Take a few minutes a day or every other day to spray a bit of cleaner inside your microwave, then wipe it down with a cloth. This should remove food particles and stains before they have a chance to harden.

Make Dry Dishes Disappear

If you tend to have dishes sitting out on your counter for days after they’ve been washed, make a habit of putting them away once they’re dry. If you don’t want to wait, you can dry them with a towel, then put them where they belong. This helps keep your countertops from looking cluttered.

Clean Your Sink

Your sink’s surface can be coated in grime when it’s not cleaned regularly. You can stop this from happening by wiping it down on a daily basis. Use a cloth and multi-purpose cleaning product to quickly get rid of any grime that’s starting to build up.

Sweep Messy Areas

Do a quick sweep in areas that are usually the messiest places in your kitchen, such as near counters where you prepare food. This is a fast and convenient way to get rid of crumbs and other food particles on your floor, so they won’t attract bugs.

Put Items Back Promptly

When you’re preparing food, don’t leave all the ingredients sitting out on the counter until you get around to cleaning up later. Instead, put them back immediately after you’re done using them. This makes it easier to keep your countertops clean.

The kitchens in our luxury apartments in Foster City CA feature stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, stone countertops and espresso flat-panel wood cabinetry. Contact us for more details on our apartment features and community amenities.

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Benefits of Having Stone Countertops

March 27th, 2016

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Stone countertops have been slowly but surely taking over the kitchen and bathroom interior design for years now. Nowadays, it is a highly sought after material to note within a living space. The most common materials used for countertops include synthetic, ceramic tiles and stone. Most property managers and home builders choose to install stone countertops for many reasons. Here are the benefits of having stone countertops in your apartment:

Looks Great

Stone countertops can help transform your kitchen or bathroom’s look from ordinary to great. Though aesthetics can be subjective, most people agree that stone countertops look greater than any other material. They make a beautiful finishing touch to your home’s kitchen or bathroom.


Stone countertops last for a lifetime. They are exceptionally durable and require less maintenance than other materials. Unlike any other materials, stone countertops can endure spills and every day wear and tear due to hot cups of drinks, hot pans, spilled wine and even knives or sharp kitchen utensils that cut through the countertop. This makes it more ideal for counters that are used frequently at home for cooking, crafting and other family activities. Stone countertops are also easy to clean as they do not easily react to cleaning solutions that are normally used for household cleaning.


No two slabs of stones are exactly alike. This means that you can create a truly, one of a kind countertop for your kitchen or bathroom. Also, stone countertops come with a wide variety of color and design patterns, which allow you to choose one that would best fit the character and personality of the interior  Moreover, stone countertops can be made from different types of stones such as quartz, limestone, travertine, onyx, and granite among many others.


Compared to other countertop materials available in the market today, stone countertops add more value to your space. Stone countertops are always in style and desirable. In a sense, they are timeless yet, at the same time, they are contemporary. Most homebuyers and renters choose a home or apartment because the property has stone countertops.

In a nutshell, with its durability, uniqueness, beauty, and functionality, stone countertops make a good fit for any personality or sense of taste. You can rest assured that the place you’re committing to with stone countertops will reflect an array of different levels of quality as far as construction and livability. Enjoy your luxurious stone countertops and let them do the talking for your interior decorating.

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