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Kitchen

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    Practical Cabinetmaking

    Build great-looking kitchens with these simple, efficient methods.

     
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    Making Space for a Barrel Vault

    Modifying the existing trusses from below saved the cost of rebuilding the roof.

     
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    Designing and Building Traditional Cabinets

    To control the finished look of custom kitchens, keep cabinet construction in-house.

     
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    Replacing a Stone Foundation

    The trick was holding up the roof while leaving plenty of room to work.

     
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    Fitting Out a Custom Closet

    Adjustable rods and shelving simplify layout and construction.

     
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    Kitchen & Bath

    Commercial-style range for less; slate-look porcelain tiles; lightweight thinset mortar; PEX plumbing connections

     
  • In the News

    Roofing nails puncture gas lines in Texas; hot countertops rattle kitchen and bath industry; dustup over drywall

     
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    Outdoor Kitchens for the South Coast

    Outdoor kitchens are a popular amenity in the seaside homes of well-heeled clients. But when designing an outdoor kitchen in the hot and humid Gulf, builders must take care to use durable materials that can take a beating. Pat Curry looks at how to craft these appealing spaces while making sure...

     
  • Virtual Filing Cabinets

    While the promise of a truly paperless office is still many years away, property management companies are getting one step closer through document management applications.

     
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    Making Room for a Bigger Kitchen

    A deft reworking of existing space produces an expansive hub for cooking and entertainment.

     
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    Letters

    Framing tip; trigger-happy carpenters; defense of recessed lights; broken compact fluorescents; more

     
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    Kitchen & Bath

    Kids’ activity center; faucet for vessel sinks; in-line bathroom fan; more

     
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    Remodeling a Working Kitchen

    A simple reorganization of existing space and thoughtful material choices maximize efficiency and “green” appeal.

     
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    Kitchen & Bath

    Appliances, fixtures, and finishes

     
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    Kitchen & Bath

    Appliances, fixtures, and finishes

     
  • More Questions Than Answers

    So many variables exist in the Baton Rouge rental market, it would aggravate a gaggle of math geeks.

     
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    Period Kitchen Remodel

    Vintage details and clever reorganization help an updated space blend into an old home.

     
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    Kitchen & Bath

    Kitchen sinks; bathtubs

     
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    Letters

    Recalculating the Cost of Stainless Steel Hardware

     
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    Kitchen & Bath

    Countertops; art tile

     
 
 
 
 
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