Kitchen Remodel: Cooktop Island
A commercial griddle anchors a smokin’ hot prep-and-cook island counter
Bathroom Remodeling on Any Budget
Keeping your budget in check is a balance of good design and thoughtful material selection.
A Curvy Booth Improves a Kitchen
A dated ranch house gets a new kitchen built around a great place for the whole family to hang out.
The Dirt on Dishwashers
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.
Sliding, swinging, or bifold, we review your choices when selecting a new shower door.
Kitchen Remodel: Double the View
With a perfectly placed mirror, a small kitchen opens up to a bird’s-eye bay view
2 Approaches to the Basement Bath
Solving the typical problems bathroom remodel problems with stylish, practical solutions that include an in-law apartment bath and spa-like retreat.
Cathedral Ceiling Kitchen
Tearing out the old flat ceiling helps a closed-in kitchen live and breathe easier.
Kitchen Remodel: Chase Away the Shadows
Clever lighting strategies and creative cabinetry energize a contemporary kitchen and bath.
Back to the Garden
A gracious home from the 1890s gets a new eat-in kitchen and a better connection to the yard and patio
Off-the-Shelf Kitchen Storage
A buyer’s guide to what to put into your cabinets to get the most out of them.
A Major Tune-Up Revives a Tired Kitchen
Knowing what to keep is as important as knowing what to throw overboard
What's the Difference: Tubs
Plastic, Steel, or Cast Iron?
What's the Difference: Safety Glass
Laminated vs. Tempered
What is the Difference
The Missing Cat
Great moments in building history: Feline companion trapped in a bathroom remodel
Light a Bathroom Right
Learn the five-part strategy for achieving good lighting in the bath, and you'll be able to highlight both your own beauty and the room's.
Stylish Glass for Your Cabinetry
Give your cabinets a makeover with stylish glass
Slender Smoke Alarm
The safety you need paired with the look you desire
Faucet That Turns On With A Touch
An easy way to turn on the faucet when your hands are soiled
Smart Hoses Prevent Flood Damage
Smart hoses prevent flood damage
An artsy handmade sink by Linkasink
Backdraft Protection for Combustion Appliances
Vent-rite Spill Alarm • Manufactured by Energy Federation Inc. • 800-379-4121; www.efi.org • Cost: $135 When you air-seal a home to increase its energy efficiency, you also need to ensure…
Fixtures and Materials
It’s Time to Reprogram Our Approach to Remodeling
Taking issue: One architect suggest a whole new approach to tackling remodeling projects
Kitchen Addition: Recycling Center
A three-bin rotary recycling center adds convenience and organization to a busy kitchen
Foot-Pedal Powered Faucet
Tapping for the tap. Ripped from the medical field this foot-powered faucet reduces water usage, looks great, and makes the sink more fun to use
Making Do with an Old Dishwasher
Follow these basic guidelines for preserving the life of your old dishwasher. And help save the planet while you're at it.
Wraparound Lavatory Drawer
Make use of that lost space around the sink-bowl by transforming an old vanity into a bathroom base cabinet for your sink
Stainless-Steel Dog-Bowl Stand
Standard-issue stainless bowls drop into a custom stainless stand that includes a water supply.
Basement Laundry Table
A solution to organizing the laundry chute collection point.
Recycled Window Cabinet
Rather than end up in a landfill, this old single-pane window has a new life as a medicine cabinet door.
Old-Time Utility Sink
What was once the tub in an antique washing machine has found a new home as a mudroom sink.
Pullout Shelves for Upper Cabinets
Pullout shelves make upper cabinets more accessible
Warmboard as Wall Heater
A new application for subfloor heating
Stay Inside the Lines
Three transformed baths show how radically a little room can be changed within the same footprint