Hdr Annualissue
Kitchens & Baths 2009
from the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine

Articles

FLOORING OPTIONS FOR THE KITCHEN
by Matthew Teague
From concrete to cork, here are the facts you need to make the right choice
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COOKTOP ISLAND
by Charles Miller
A commercial griddle anchors a smokin' hot prep-and-cook island counter
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CHEAPER HOT WATER
by Dave Yates
From wrapping your tank to tapping the sun: Six ways to put your water heater on an energy diet
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BATHROOM REMODELING ON ANY BUDGET
by Paul DeGroot
Keeping your budget in check is a balance of good design and thoughtful material selection
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A CURVY BOOTH IMPROVES A KITCHEN
by Charles Miller
A dated ranch house gets a new kitchen built around a great place for the whole family to hang out
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THE DIRT ON DISHWASHERS
by Sean Groom
Manufacturers step up to the plate with models that meet or exceed new guidelines for energy and water usage—and provide a space for every single spoon
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A MAJOR TUNE-UP REVIVES A TIRED KITCHEN
by Charles Miller
Knkowing what to keep is as important as knowing what to throw overboard
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SHOWER-DOOR SAMPLER
by Matthew Teague
Sliding, swinging, or bifold, we review your choices
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DOUBLE THE VIEW
by Charles Miller
With a perfectly placed mirror, a small kitchen opens up to a bird's-eye bay view
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TWO APPROACHES TO THE BASEMENT BATH
by Charles Miller
Solving the typical problems bathroom remodel problems with stylish, practical solutions that include an in-law apartment bath and spa-like retreat
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CATHEDRAL CEILING KITCHEN
by Charles Miller
Tearing out the old flat ceiling helps a closed-in kitchen live and breathe easier
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CHASE AWAY THE SHADOWS
by Charles Miller
Clever lighting strategies and creative cabinetry energize a contemporary kitchen and bath
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BACK TO THE GARDEN
by Charles Miller
A gracious home from the 1890s gets a new eat-in kitchen and a better connection to the yard and patio
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OFF-THE-SHELF KITCHEN STORAGE SOLUTIONS
by Debra Judge Silber
A buyer's guide to what to put into your cabinets to get the most out of them
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Departments

TAKING ISSUE
It's time to reprogram our approach to remodeling

GREAT IDEAS
Wraparound lavatory drawer
Stainless-steel dog-bowl stand
Recycled window cabinet
Old-time utility sink
Pullout shelves for upper cabinets
Warmboard as wall heater

FIXTURES & MATERIALS
Stylish glass for your cabinetry
Slender smoke alarm
Faucet that turns on with a touch
Smart hoses prevent flood damage
Mosaic-tile sinks
Backdraft protection for combustion appliances

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Tubs: plastic, steel, or cast iron?
Safety glass: laminated vs. tempered

DESIGN GALLERY
Stay inside the lines

DRAWING BOARD
Light a bathroom right

FEEDBACK
Recycling roundup
Tapping for a tap
Making do with an old dishwasher

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

GREAT MOMENTS
The missing cat

BACK COVER
Soak in the serenity



Softcover Magazine, 8-7/8 x 10-7/8 in., 108 pgs., with color photos and drawings
Published 2009, ISSN 1096-360X, #FHB091201