Kitchens & Baths

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.

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.

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." 

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

 

Shop-Made Kitchen Cabinet Boxes

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Kitchen cabinet carcasses are just four-sided cubes made with plywood and simple joinery. Repetition is the name of this game.

Shower WaterProofing Advanced Topics

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7 less common (but potentially problematic) shower waterproofing situations

 

5 Step Waterproofing System: Best Practices for Tile Showers

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All complex assemblies involving multiple trades demand the critical, and constant, focus of supervisors. Where one trade ends and another begins must show continuity. If you do not build redundancy into the system, you are building in risk.

 

Roll-Out Cabinet for Corner Storage

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Heavy-duty drawer hardware and a simple cabinet turns a blind corner into roll-out storage

 

Weak Links in the Shower: 4 Shortcomings in Waterproofing Logic

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Curbs, corners, and drains are the culprits of most shower leaks. If you do not build redundancy into the system, you are building risk into it