November 1987 Table of Contents

Barrier-Free Design

The elderly and disabled don’t want their houses to look like institutions—and they don’t have to if the designer pays attention to some basic principles. Read more

Bathroom Venting that Works

In cold climates, a badly installed bathroom fan can be worse than none at all. Here’s how to do it right. Read more

Installing Frameless Cabinets

The new Euro-style cabinets demand more accurate layout and installation. This step-by-step guide shows you how. Read more

Kitchen Design Trends and Techniques

Space-saving tips and the return of the pantry. Read more

New Ceramic Tile Technologies

Sorting through the host of new additives, waterproofings, and substrates developed for thin-bed tile work. Read more

The Mysteries of Plumbing Drains Unveiled

Why do sewer gases back up into a home? How do you vent an island sink? What’s the difference between a vent stack and a stack vent? And much more. Read more

Why You Need Membranes Under Ceramic Tile

A tile contractor’s views on why every tile installation needs a membrane to protect against water arid building movement. Read more

On the House Stain Failure

Stain Failure Read more

Builder's Library

The Kitchen Hearth Read more

For What It's Worth

Bathroom Heirloom Read more

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