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6 Features That Are Dating Your Kitchen—And How to Fix Them
Does your kitchen look like it’s past its prime? Renovating a kitchen can be an overwhelming and costly prospect, and sometimes it can be tough just figuring out ...
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14 Brilliant Ideas for Removable Backsplashes
You can paint it, tile it, or cover it in wallpaper, but the day may eventually come when you’ll want to remove or re...
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5 Types of Tile Worth Considering in Your Next Renovation
Walk into a home improvement store on a mission to renovate your kitchen or bath, and you may find yourself overwhelm...
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5 Things to Know Before Installing a Brick Backsplash
Once a purely practical feature to guard against everyday spills and splatters, brick backsplashes are now desirable ...
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Solved! Yes, You Can Tile Over Tile
Q: I want to re-tile my floor, but I'd rather not go through the hassle of ripping up the existing flooring first. Ca...
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How To: Mix Grout
Grout—the putty-like filler between tiles that keeps them sealed, solid, and set in place—tends to be an afterthought...
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11 Style-Setting Tiles Destined for Your Backsplash
When it comes time to design your dream kitchen, remember that details can make all the difference. While big-ticket elements, such as appliances and cabinets, ar...
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How To: Tile a Backsplash
A tile backsplash adds color, personality, and function to a kitchen. Here’s how to install this relatively easy upgr...
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Top Tips for Tiling a Backsplash
Everyone knows the backsplash is an important element in kitchen design. What you may not know is that, considering i...
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17 Backsplashes for a Unique Kitchen
Believe it or not, a kitchen is more than appliances, cabinets and countertops. While those are the elements that serve the greatest function, there are a host of...
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Bob Vila Radio: Kitchen Backsplashes
If you’re looking for a kitchen upgrade on a budget, take a look at your backsplash. It’s easy to turn this unassumin...
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5 Great Backsplash Ideas
Prior to April, I was a "tile virgin. " But then I went to Coverings, the tile and stone industry trade show. With ov...
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The Backsplash: A Kitchen's Most Underutilized Real Estate
One of the areas that many of us consider absolutely last when remodeling the kitchen backsplash. After months of pon...
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Backsplash Idea: Faux Stone Re-Finish
My wife, Mary Ann, hated the backsplash tiles in our kitchen, and I agreed they were slightly dated. Unfortunately, t...
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Building a Template for a Kitchen Countertop
Scott Lawyer makes a template for a Corian kitchen countertop and installs the sink section, Andrea Johnson discuss Corian colors.
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Fitting a Vanity Top and Sink
Ernie Wernecke of Princeton Custom Cabinetry shows Bob how to customize the vanity countertop so it fits snugly against a bulging wall.
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Installing a Wood Kitchen Countertop
Bob and carpenter Cortney Lofton install a counter around a new apron-front Kohler sink.
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Setting Tiles
Bob meets with a tile setter to learn about the installation of tiles in the kitchen.
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