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Kitchen

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    Tight Radius: VT Pencil Edge Profile

    Achieve the tight radius usually seen on granite countertops in laminate with VT's new edge finish.

     
  • Bathroom

    Lava Lure: Pyrolave Volvic Lava Stone Surfaces

    Able to withstand high temperatures, acid, and corrosion, these enameled lava stone countertops add as much durability to a kitchen or bath as they do style.

     
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    The Look for Less: Saving Money on Wood Countertops

    J. Aaron introduces lower-cost traditional and DIY wood countertop options that let customers save upward of 40%.

     
  • Power Washer: Whirlpool Gold Series Dishwashers

    Specially designed filters help the newest Gold series dishwashers use half the water and energy compared with 2006 models.

     
  • Bosch 800 Plus Dishwasher

    The quietest dishwasher available in North America?

     
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    Drawer-Style Refrigerator/Freezer

    Undercounter drawer can be programmed with electronic controls to function as a refrigerator, chill drawer, freezer, or wine chiller.

     
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    Faster, More Efficient Fridge

    Cools foods in half the time and exceeds energy efficiency standards.

     
  • Granite Savings: Working With Prefab Granite Countertops

    Prefabricated granite tops are a cost-effective alternative to custom slab counters.

     
  • Remodeling for Accessibility (Subscriber content)

    Recently my Chicago-based construction company renovated a second-floor apartment in a 19-story building to make it more user-friendly for disabled and elderly residents.

     
  • Expanding a Kitchen

    We were wrapping up the latest in a series of renovation projects on a suburban Maryland split-level home when I casually mentioned to the owner that her Thanksgiving family gatherings would be a lot more enjoyable if her small kitchen weren't separated from the dining and living areas by a wall.

     
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    Artist-Renovator Makes Tile-By-Number Mosaics

    When artist-renovator Doug Hopkins arrived at the kitchen and bath phase of his first remodeling project, he decided to make his own decorative tiles for the showers, baths, kitchen counters, and wood-stove surrounds.

     
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    Remodeling a Shotgun Flat (Subscriber content)

    A Chicago designer finds ingenious ways to squeeze more elbow room from a cramped footprint.

     
  • Sub-Zero 700BR Refrigerator Drawer - Blends Into Cabinetry

    The Sub-Zero 700BR Refrigerator Drawer is designed to fit discreetly under a counter and blend into the surrounding cabinetry.

     
  • DishDrawer Tall Dishwasher

    The DishDrawer Tall has extra headroom and a fully adjustable racking system that allows it to accommodate such items as long-stemmed wine glasses and 13-inch plates.

     
  • Armstrong. Origins cabinets are crafted with PureBond urea-formaldehyde-free hardwood plywood using the ESP-certified companys Genuine Allwood all-plywood construction. The Origins option is available with most styles, including Calibra, shown here in Bordeaux and honey. 800.228.1804. www.armstrong.com.

    Formaldehyde-Free Hardwood Plywood Cabinets From Armstrong

    Armstrong. Origins cabinets are crafted with PureBond urea-formaldehyde-free hardwood plywood using the ESP-certified companys Genuine Allwood all-plywood construction. The Origins option is available with most styles, including Calibra, shown here in Bordeaux and honey. 800.228.1804...

     
  • Bosch. The 800 Plus dishwasher uses as little as 1.5 gallons of water per cycle, 70% less than average dishwashers, and operates at an industry-leading 180 kWh per year, according to the company. The Energy Starrated unit includes a triple filtration system; an improved load sensor; a four-part leak protection system; and a flow-through water heater. Combining a noise-reducing brushless direct-current drain pump, improved insulation, and dosage assist to eliminate spray against the door, the unit achieves a sound rating of 40 dBA. 800.921.9622. www.boschappliances.com.

    Water-Saving Dishwasher From Bosch

    Bosch. The 800 Plus dishwasher uses as little as 1.5 gallons of water per cycle, 70% less than average dishwashers, and operates at an industry-leading 180 kWh per year, according to the company. The Energy Starrated unit includes a triple filtration system; an improved load sensor; a four-part...

     
  • On the Job

    Reworking an island

     
  • The Eight-Hour Kitchen Remodel

    Meticulous planning was the key to profitability on this multi-unit job.

     
  • Viru-Pure Water Filter

    Everpure claims that its Viru-Pure water filter is the first one in the world that can remove viruses, as well as bacteria, cysts, and chemical contaminants.

     
  • Touch-Sensitive Faucet

    Delta’s Pilar Waterfall faucet turns on or off with a touch anywhere on its handle or spout.

     
 
 
 
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