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  • 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.

  • Premium Vinyl Flooring

    Urban Luxury Vinyl Flooring comes in 6-inch-by-36-inch planks that mimic the look of natural wood and in three tile sizes (12, 16, and 18 inches square) that resemble real stone.

  • 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.

  • Building Over a Stairwell to Gain Space in a Small Second Floor

    Making the most of a small upstairs

  • Working With Self-Leveling Floor Underlayments

    Flatten uneven subfloors quickly with these pour-inplace compounds.

  • Porcelain Tile From Recycled Bath Fixtures

    Fireclay Tile's Debris Series Recycled Tile is made from 70 percent recycled matter, most of it porcelain bathroom fixtures that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill, the company says.

  • Trouble-Free Tile

    Though intended for the DIY market, Bondera TileMatSet could be a real time-saver for kitchen and bath remodelers too.

  • Tiling Over Plywood Subfloors

    For crack-free floors, limit joist deflection and install two layers of 3/4-inch plywood and a thinset membrane.

  • Installing a ProBase Shower Pan

    An experienced tile setter takes a close look at a new way of installing a shower pan.

  • Recycled-Content Tile From Fireclay Tile

    Fireclay Tile. Debris Series ceramic tile is made from local factory dust and California clay, giving it a recycled content of more than 60%, says the firm. The series includes 112 glaze colors and comes in sizes from 1 inch by 2 inches to 12 inches square. 408.275.1182. www.fireclaytile.com.