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Kitchen

  • 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.

     
  • Removing a Structural Chimney

    Two summers ago I received a call from some homeowners who wanted to remodel their kitchen and, as part of the project, remove a brick chimney that ran up through the center of the house.

     
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    Custom Kit

    Fantech’s Kitchen Ventilation System contains all the components needed to build a custom range hood: a stainless steel hood liner, a remote inline fan, and an optional inline silencer.

     
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    Streamlining Kitchen Remodels

    We run a full-service remodeling company with a division solely dedicated to kitchen and bathroom remodels.

     
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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.