Kitchens & Baths

A Carpenter's First Time Building Concrete Countertops

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Guts, grout, and happy accidents make concrete countertops that look like stone—at least to non-geologists

Universal Design Handbook

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Making a house easy to live in regardless of your age or ability seems like a good idea, but it is rarely done.

Why Remodel Instead of Building New? It's More Fun

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The truth is, I prefer the problem solving of remodeling. The higher degree of difficulty, the better. Remodeling can be a battle, but that's the beauty of the challenge.

6 Kitchen Cabinet Layout Tips

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How to account for a room that is not plumb, level, or square when you have a truckload of expensive (and square) boxes to install.

New Kitchen Addition in Bozeman, MT

"It is so nice to have a new kitchen. I love the quartz countertops. I love the cooktop and range hood. The cabinets are beautiful and functional. It's exactly what we wanted."

—Happy customer.

Trowel and Error: How to Lay BIG Tile

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Sloppy mortar application means sloppy tile that #Fails

It Takes 10 Minutes to Waterproof a Shampoo Niche #TheRightWay

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"This is the most important part to waterproof because this is the place where all the water will end up and it might leak if not done correctly." 

—Michal Mroczko

Seal Holes from Pipes and Wires

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An item on the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist. Item 5.1.2, to be exact ...

South American Sinks

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Latinos have some pretty cool lavatories. This sink illustrates the point: This cool sink gets its chic from the way it’s made, with back-splash high pieces of scraps of the marble that made the counter.

How to Install Tile in a Tub or Shower Surround

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Seven tips for a better installation and some advanced tile saw acrobatics, too