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WINTER 2003

EXPERT PRIMER

all it takes

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STYLE FILE

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EXPERT PRIMER

all it takes

A selection of essential materials, appliances, fixtures, and fittings

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STYLE FILE

Smart, functional design is what makes a kitchen work, but style is what makes it sing. Here are seven great examples to inspire you-not only with their good looks but also with their savvy storage solutions and clever timesaving extras.

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PAINTING LAMINATE CABINETS—Primer for laminate: X-I-M Products; 800-262-8469; www. ximbonder.com. ISLAND COOKTOP VENT— Downdraft ventilator and ranges: Cook ’n Vent Downdraft Intake, Thermador; 800-656-9226; www.thermador.com.
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REALITY CHECK

payback projects

Renovations with the most likely return on your money

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privy counsel

Here are the things to consider when selecting a toilet

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PREVIEWS

kitchen

What’s new and noteworthy on the kitchen and bath scene

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DESIGN INTERPRETATIONS

Customize these must-have features to enhance the functionality of your kitchen

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ROCK ON

soapstone

When the time comes to renovate the kitchen of his summer house in Maine, Steve Thomas knows exactly what the countertops and sink will be made of: “Soapstone,” says the host of This Old House. “It’s the perfect material for that rustic farm-house look—understated, and not as cold and unforgiving as granite.

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bath

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DESIGN WORKBOOK

6 floor plans to suit any space

For all the many decisions that go into achieving a successful kitchen renovation, your most important should also be your first: an ideal layout. No doubt you’ve heard of the kitchen work triangle—a layout strategy that minimizes the steps required to move between your sink, stove, and refrigerator.
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