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Woodworkers Kitchen Renovation Improves Flow

Woodworker's Kitchen Renovation Improves Flow

A new refridgerator/freezer was my concession for leaving a beloved 1848 downtown townhouse we'd recently renovated to move to a 2002 suburban spec home with a bigger yard. At the appliance store, my...

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K&B Preview: Small kitchen, Small Budget, Big Results

K&B Preview: Small kitchen, Small Budget, Big Results

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A young architect takes on his own kitchen remodel

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How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener

How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener

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Just when you think you've seen it all something like this comes along and... and you get a cramp in your neck from shaking your head... and wonder "WHAT" were they thinking?

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A Unique Kitchen Cabinet

A Unique Kitchen Cabinet

This unique combination appliance pantry and spice rack was designed  to house small appliances and up to 100 spices in one compact space.  It has become a signature cabinet for The...

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UPDATE: Winners Chosen in our Toward a Zero Energy Home Book Givaway

UPDATE: Winners Chosen in our 'Toward a Zero Energy Home' Book Givaway

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Leave a comment here by 1pm, Tuesday, May 18, for a chance to win the book "Toward a Zero Energy Home", a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home.

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Gas Fireplaces: Direct Vent vs. Vent-Free

Gas Fireplaces: Direct Vent vs. Vent-Free

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If you don't have a chimney through which to route the flue for a gas fireplace, you have two options: direct vent, and vent-free. But the choice is more fiercely debated than it seems.

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Four Solutions to Kitchen-Storage Problems

Four Solutions to Kitchen-Storage Problems

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Innovative fixes for kitchen-storage dilemmas

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Award Winning Restoration

Award Winning Restoration

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Winner of the Griffin Award for residential rehabilitation in Asheville, NC, this home went from "in the rough" to "high-end, green restoration".  As part of a whole house restoration, the...

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How to Convert a Closet into a Laundry Room

How to Convert a Closet into a Laundry Room

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Turning a closet into washer and dryer space

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Cheery upgrade to maximize space

Cheery upgrade to maximize space

Janice Belknap, a 28 year old pharmacist in Portland, OR, knew where she wanted to live, the Southeast area of the city, but was having a difficult time finding the house with the features she wanted...

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From boxy and closed-in to light and curvaceous

From boxy and closed-in to light and curvaceous

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This home was a circa 1960 tri-level with the original room arrangement.  There were distinct divisions between rooms (i.e., kitchen, dining room, living room).  While the extended family...

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Silk Purse from a Sows Ear

Silk Purse from a Sow's Ear

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   The main objective of this kitchen remodel was to create a modern, convenient, unique, and aesthetically pleasing cooking, eating, and entertaining facility out of an old, tiny rambler...

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Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Complete Kitchen Rennovation - Cottage Look

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Opening up a kitchen with no added space

Opening up a kitchen with no added space

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This tightly packed kitchen was opened up to the adjoining dining room and the compact, single user peninsula was converted to...

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Gauguin Place Kitchen Gets a Little Push

Gauguin Place Kitchen Gets a Little Push

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The design goals for this project were to increase the space in the kitchen and dining areas while bringing the outside in with...

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Kitchen from the 60s back to the 30s

Kitchen from the 60's back to the 30's

This kitchen in our own house had been remodeled in the 60's with plywood cabinets, vinyl floors and a brown sink.  We restored as much as possble including the Douglas Fir flooring and the...

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1981 Contemporary Home Rehab

1981 Contemporary Home Rehab

This kitchen was part of a home rehab project in Oceanside, CA.  The entire house was in the before condition when I purchased it.  Afterwards the entire house was in the same condition as...

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Obama’s quick action on energy standards for household appliances

President Barack Obama is expected to sign a memorandum that will require the Energy Department to enforce higher efficiency energy standards for household appliances such as dishwashers, lamps, and microwave ovens.

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A final roundup from IBS 2009

A final roundup from IBS 2009

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Yesterday I was in Las Vegas. Today I’m back home at my desk, looking out on a snowy landscape and unsure what day it is. If I never again hear the cloying ping of a slot machine, it'll...

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Little West Kill House

Little West Kill House

Attention to Detail: Custom Designed Modern Japanese style Home, large overhangs, wrap around deck, 2,124 SF, Single family. Frosted glass Douglas Fir Entry Double doors, dragonfly doorbell, Acorn...

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