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    Use this shop-fabricated approach to concrete countertops to improve quality and cut installation time from days to hours.

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  • Q&A: Repairing a Chipped Laminate Countertop

    Q: During a countertop installation, one of the screws popped through and chipped off a 1/4-inch-diameter piece of laminate. Is there a way to make a repair without replacing the whole countertop?

  • Undermount Sinks

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  • Q&A: Electrical Panel Location in Kitchen

    Q: In a new house I am building, I would like to locate the electrical service panel under a counter. This would put the top of the panel at a height of about 34 inches. Is there a reason this shouldn’t be done?

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  • Q&A: Granite Tile Countertops

    Q: We are planning to use 1-foot-square granite tiles in a kitchen counter application because it is more affordable than granite slabs. Can I install the granite right over plywood, or do you recommend Durock as an underlayment? What type of grout would work best? How wide a space should we leave...

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    A California remodeler specializing in bathroom renovations shares his secrets for producing a complete bath-room makeover in less than a week.