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Kitchen Renovation Tips For Short People

Kitchen Renovation Tips For Short People

Your home should be tailored for you and should be designed for your specific needs, especially if you are physically challenged. Being a couple of inches shorter is going to make it hard for you to...

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White Kitchen

White Kitchen

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Classy look for a classy home

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A fine kitchen for Thanksgiving

A fine kitchen for Thanksgiving

It’s all about the kitchen for Thanksgiving.

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Five for the Fridge

Five for the Fridge

Is the cheese behind door number one or door number two? The potential for this guessing game multiplies with the introduction of KitchenAid’s five-door refrigerator.

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The Pro That Goes Anywhere

The Pro That Goes Anywhere

Thermador’s new five-burner Pro Harmony range and pro rangetop balance the utility of five burners with design features that make the 30-in.-wide appliances a possible fit in less-than-pro surroundings.

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Quieter in the Kitchen

Quieter in the Kitchen

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Easily beating Energy Star’s current standard of 2.8 cfm per watt, Zephyr’s new Verona Island range hood provides 17 cfm of ventilation per watt and reduces energy consumption by 80% compared to other range hoods.

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Making Every Inch Count

Making Every Inch Count

Targeting empty-nesters aiming to downsize and younger folks moving to cities, Bosch has just launched “The 24-in. Kitchen,” a suite of appliances measuring only 2 ft. wide.

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Compartmentalized Kitchen

Compartmentalized Kitchen

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Thankfully, the idea of a concealed kitchen has come a long way: The Stealth Kitchen by Yester-Tec Design Company is a high-end, flexible, hidden-kitchen system featuring full-size appliances and worksurfaces (oven, cooktop, sink, counters, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, and ample storage) that remain hidden behind finely crafted cabinetry that can be installed in any room.

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Awash in Functionality

Awash in Functionality

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I’ve often wished for a washing machine with a built-in sink—and now there is one. Samsung’s new topload washing machine with Activewash (WA8700) features a sink with a water jet and scrubbing surface built into the washer lid.

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Memorable Mixers

Memorable Mixers

Vittorio Bertazzoni Jr., CEO of Italian appliance maker SMEG, wanted his company’s new line of small appliances to be long-lasting—which also means he wanted a design that people wouldn’t get tired of looking at.

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Ultimate Electric Hot Water Setup

Ultimate Electric Hot Water Setup

Gas has been the traditional king of hot water in the US. With the advent of the Heat Pump water heater I think that tide will change. Here's how I'm solving the capacity issue...

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The Best Place for Vacation Rentals

The Best Place for Vacation Rentals

When you are in Texas and looking for a mesmerizing vacation destination, then Stow-A-Way Marina & RV Park is the ultimate place for you. It is an excellent getaway for Lake Conroe vacation rentals...

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8 Simple Steps to Install Portable Air Conditioner

8 Simple Steps to Install Portable Air Conditioner

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8 Simple Steps to Install Portable Air Conditioner   Summer's heat is no longer a problem when you have an extra cooling unit. There are times when you cannot simply install common window air...

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News from the International Builders Show: 9 Trends to Guide Product Gazing at IBS

News from the International Builders' Show: 9 Trends to Guide Product Gazing at IBS

Here are some hot trends to assist with your hunt for noteworthy new products at the International Builders Show

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GE tests color on Artistry appliance line

GE tests color on Artistry appliance line

What's the next hot color for appliances? Consumers tell GE it's either bright red or light blue

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At the bottom of the Secret Stairs...

At the bottom of the Secret Stairs...

Hidden underneath this homes living room, an entire apartment awaits

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Appliances Have a Shorter Life Span

Appliances Have a Shorter Life Span

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Modern appliances are marvels of technological ingenuity. There's only one problem--they don't last as long as they used to.

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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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