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During the past 20 years, there has been a consistent trend toward larger, more comfortable, kitchens. Informal eating areas are often combined with the kitchen, and most customers try to include as many cabinets as possible when remodeling their kitchen. As walls are removed to accommodate these larger kitchens and cabinet runs are extended, it's often necessary to eliminate portions of existing heating supply registers or radiators. If a run of hot water baseboard or forced-air register is removed, it's important that this "heat loss" is replaced. In these situations, an under-cabinet, or kickspace heater, can provide the required makeup heat without busting the budget. Kickspace heaters can also be used in new construction, when a long run of cabinets consumes