Issue 287 – Kitchens & Baths
Healthy Kitchens (and Baths)
A comprehensive guide to materials for flooring, countertops, cabinetry, and more that benefit people and are better for the environment.
Revamping a 60-Year-Old Bath
Interior designer John Kelsey describes the decision-making process behind a six-week gut remodel of an old bathroom in a Dutch colonial home.
Lighting for the Long Term: A Detailed Illustration of Ideal Kitchen Lighting
Lighting designer David K. Warfel explains how to choose the right lights and lighting controls to create a safe, practical, comfortable, and healthy kitchen.
Flawless Frameless Shower Glass
Learn how to order, fit, and install glass panels and doors for a truly custom shower.
Wood on White
Handcrafted accents emphasize the beauty of simple design while keeping this kitchen on a budget.
One Bathroom, Three Ways
Three architects reimagine the same space to suit different needs.
Add a Laundry Chute
Learn how to plan, fabricate, and install a chute to conveniently send your dirty clothes from an upstairs bathroom or hallway to your laundry room below.
Bathtub Buyer's Guide
Learn the pros and cons of all common tub materials–including acrylic, cultured stone, fiberglass, and enameled cast iron and steel–so you can choose the perfect tub for any bathroom.
Fine Homebuilding Issue #287 Online Highlights
Here are the digital extras from Fine Homebuilding’s Winter 2019, Issue #287: On page 8 of issue #287, we featured a number of online extras and urged readers to check…
The Basics of Makeup Air
Code expert Glenn Mathewson describes how to provide makeup air for a kitchen exhaust fan to prevent backdrafting of water heaters, furnaces, and other fuel-burning appliances.
Know the Code
On-Point En Suite
Creating a cozy new master bathroom in a compact home in Portland, Oregon.
Concealed in the Kitchen
Tall cabinet doors disguise a spacious pantry and office in this new kitchen.
Sleek and Stylish Bathroom Storage
Low profile built-ins and a modest vanity make this small guest bathroom easy to keep tidy.
Wine Any Time
Custom wine-bottle shelves turn a kitchen island into a unique centerpiece in this new kitchen.
Structure Dictates Design
New framing added to reinforce an aging structure inspired a creative use of space in the remodel of this 1950s home.
Eight Units Become One
Cramped apartments make way for a bright and airy kitchen and breakfast nook when converting this historic Philadelphia building into a single spacious home.
Posts and Beams Revised
Non-structural beams help a new kitchen match the aesthetic of this post-and-beam home.
HOUSES by Design
Bringing Back the Cookstove
The Esse Ironheart wood-fired stove is a space heater, cooktop, and oven all rolled into one.
Stainless-Steel Shower Shelves
Schluter Systems sleek metal shower shelves come in a variety of shapes and styles to fit any tile shower enclosure.
Modular Bathroom Fixtures
Stone Forest combines stone, metal, and wood into industrial-chic vanities and storage units in their Elemental bathroom collection.
Floating Hardwood Floor with Unmatched Advantages
Steller Innovations Solid Hardwood Flooring combines some of the best qualities of solid wood and engineered flooring at a competitive price.
Target Coatings Emtech EM6500 custom-pigmented waterborne lacquer is a low-VOC alternative to nitrocellulose lacquer.
The Boomers and Their Kitchens
Carpenter and longtime Fine Homebuilding contributor Scott McBride takes a look at the evolution of the American kitchen through the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Keep Craft Alive: Brandon Patterson, Workforce Development Leader
This home-building advocate is dedicated to helping the next generation of construction professionals learn the skills they need to excel in the trades.