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Cambria natural quartz countertop surfacing installed in a kitchen.
This stain-resistant, nonporous natural stone surface from...
Kitchen seating at a round table

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The challenge with this single-family home is that the layout is narrow and deep like a row house. The flow is choppy, with five rooms—two large,...
Hand-finished and sanded during a four-step production process, the fireplace surrounds can be installed in just a few hours. Each surround comes...
An example of a wall-hung toilet in a bathroom, providing a clean, simple aesthetic

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Wall-mounted toilets are becoming more popular in the U.S. We look at their advantages, installation considerations, and some new models on the market

Flush toilets have been around for more than two centuries, so one might think there isn’t much that can be improved. Recently, however, a newer type...
Part of the Designer Collection, MTI Baths' freestanding Melinda 10 clawfoot tub offers a host of customization...
A refined woodgrain texture highlights the pieces in this collection from Fypon. Elements include crown, casing,...
Part of EchoTape’s Contractor’s Choice line, this masking tape is specifically designed for easy removal both...
In this bathroom for a master suite addition to a Tudor-style home, most of the daylight comes from two north-facing skylights.

Part of a master suite addition to a Tudor-style home in Denver, most of the daylight comes from two north-facing skylights. A monochromatic palette of light colors was chosen, with a contrasting dark stain used for “his” vanity to make it feel more masculine. Interior designer: Kristi Dinner, KD Design; general contractor: Coggeshall Construction

Architect Doug Walter offers seven methods and tips on how to best illuminate a bathroom.

When it comes to proper lighting, one of the most critical rooms in the home is the bathroom. It’s most often the first place people go to when they...
Two-island kitchen plan

A two-island solution eliminates wasted space and adds working surfaces while opening up the kitchen for better interaction with family or guests in adjacent spaces

The existing plan was fairly modern, with the kitchen adjacent to an eating area and family room. As is typical in homes of this era, angles were...
Master Bathrooms Deserve More than a ‘Prison Toilet’

One architect uses the term “prison toilet” for toilets that are just sitting out there in the main space of a master bathroom.

In the average U.S. prison cell, the toilet is in full view, sharing the same space with the cell’s other amenities. According to Bob Borson of Life...

Versatex Building Products now has a fatter version of its Versawrap PVC column wrap system.

Versatex Building Products now has a fatter version of its Versawrap PVC column wrap system, which...

Bullet Tools' new CenterFire circular foam blades reduce dust by 95 percent when cutting rigid foam insulation, while producing factory-smooth cuts with no kerf. 

Bullet Tools says that its new CenterFire circular foam blades reduce dust by 95 percent when...

Many homeowners adding outdoor kitchens want to include items such as fans and TVs. 

Many homeowners adding outdoor kitchens want to include items such as fans and TVs. However, those products must be sheltered from the weather. One...

Uponor has a new tool for installing PEX tubing in radiant heating and cooling applications.

Uponor has a new tool for installing PEX tubing in radiant heating and cooling applications. The...

Noritz describes the new EZTR Residential Tankless Water Heater as a breakthrough in replacement technology: the first tankless condensing residential unit. 

Noritz describes the new EZTR Residential Tankless Water Heater as a breakthrough in replacement...

A sealant needs to do more than shed water: it also needs flex, while maintaining its grip, as the substrate moves. 

A sealant needs to do more than shed water: it also needs flex, while maintaining its grip, as the substrate moves....

The Best Cattura Downdraft is a high-end downdraft kitchen exhaust fan for island cooktops.

The Best Cattura Downdraft is a high-end downdraft kitchen exhaust fan for island cooktops....

A Spain-based hard surface manufacturing company called TheSize is launching a new collection of 11 exotic and exclusive natural granites.

A Spain-based hard surface manufacturing company called TheSize is launching a new collection of 11...
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