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Kitchen

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    Salvaged Counters

    Heritage Countertops are made from hardwoods rescued from old buildings

     
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    Paper Counters

    Richliteís Northwest Collection countertops are stronger than most stone and solid-surface offerings, says the company

     
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    Butcherblock Alternative

    Teragrenís Bamboo Worktops are durable and environmentally friendly, says the maker

     
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    Accessible Fridge

    The DCS 36-inch French Door Refrigerator offers ease of access and lots storage space

     
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    Appliance Trim

    There's a Micro-Trim kit to fit almost any microwave, range, or cooktop, says the company

     
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    Beer Fridge

    The Dual-Tap Beverage Dispenser holds two one-sixth barrels of beer or a single quarter barrel

     
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    Troubleshooting a Kitchen Remodel (Subscriber content)

    Twists and turns in a complex kitchen installation call for constant problem-solving and a little luck

     
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    Space Saver

    The SmartCab pull-out cabinet organizer fits 15-inch and 18-inch base cabinets located beneath a drawer

     
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    Double Duty

    Miele's Speed Oven packs a microwave and a convection oven into one compact unit

     
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    Effective Exhaust

    Zephyr says it has made its Milano Island range hood quieter and more efficient

     
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    Custom Range Hoods

    Get your design fabricated in 16-gauge copper

     
  • Figure 3. Instead of lowering the new mudroom floor to match the elevation of the old entry into the garage, as called for by the plans (left), the author took advantage of an extension to the garage roof (above) to create headroom above the old garage. This allowed him to raise the entryway and keep the mudroom floor at the same level.

    Expanding a Kitchen

    Even a small addition presents a number of structural challenges.

     
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    Wine Fridge

    Miele's Under Counter Wine Storage Unit fits into almost any size kitchen

     
  • Matching Old and New Cabinet Finishes

    Either overstain the new cabinets, or sand and refinish the old ones

     
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    KBIS Kitchen and Bath Show Roundup (Subscriber content)

    A roundup of problem-solving products from the national Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

     
  • Indulge Modern Instant Hot-Water Dispenser

    The Indulge Modern hot-water dispenser provides 200° filtered water instantly, says the maker, saving gallons of not-warm-enough water that otherwise may have been poured down the drain.

     
  • Pure Cold Single-Handle Faucet

    The downside of a single-handle faucet is that users can inadvertently mix in hot water when all they want is cold. The KWC Ava faucet has a fix for that.

     
  • Efficient Tankless Hot Water

    Rinnai has unveiled a new line of highly efficient tankless products.

     
  • Next Hybrid Gas Water Heater

    A. O. Smith claims its new water heater offers the advantages of on-demand and traditional heating appliances without the disadvantages.

     
  • Prestige Excellence Combination Boiler

    The Prestige Excellence Combination Boiler provides 110,000 Btu per hour for space heating and a 14-gallon indirect water heater that delivers up to 180 gallons per hour of domestic hot water.

     
 
 
 
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