October 14, 2015
Mixing surfaces makes a kitchen dynamic and functional—but getting it right is more art than science
Back-painted glass offers a colorful, durable option for kitchen and bathroom walls.
Our client for this Boston loft remodel needed his 200-sq.-ft. kitchen to be ultra-efficient. We achieved part of that efficiency with an innovative backsplash made of steel pegboard. The backsplash…
May 13, 2015
See these three unique kitchen islands
October 8, 2014
A veteran installer shares his priorities and process
Color trends come and go, but the use of color in home design is itself an enduring trend.
May 14, 2014
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is present in all soils. Because prolonged exposure to elevated levels of radon is linked to a greater risk of developing lung cancer,…
March 5, 2014
In this "Building Skills" article, senior editor Andy Engel demonstrates how to cut a laminate countertop for a sink. Some sinks come with a template for making this cut; if…
February 21, 2014
In this video, senior editor and old-school carpenter Andy Engel takes on cutting a sink opening in a laminate countertop. You’ll get tips on layout, cutting without chipping, and how…
November 7, 2013
A lot of my remodeling projects use off-the-shelf post-formed countertops. Cutting countertops to length on site with a circular saw is a challenge that requires two perfectly aligned cuts. These…
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