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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. More

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Working With Self-Leveling Floor Underlayments

Flatten uneven subfloors quickly with these pour-inplace compounds. More

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Setting Up a Storefront

Setting up a storefront More

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Profiting From Allowances

I don't much like allowances, which let homeowners postpone decisions that really... More

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Dressing Up The Garage

A high-tech floor coating, slat wall, and cabinets transform a single-car garage... More

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Testing for Moisture In Concrete Slabs

Before installing flooring over concrete, do a calcium chloride test to make sure... More

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A Door in Disguise

This bookcase masks a hidden storage closet. More

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Making the Most of a Narrow Bathroom

Raising the ceiling and tweaking the floor plan opens up a cramped space. More

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Framing the First-Floor Deck

The work goes faster if you use a laser, install anchor straps instead of anchor... More

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Framing a Spiral Staircase

Painstaking layout made it possible to build this lighthouse stair with standard... More

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