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Kitchen Design/Remodeling: undermount sink, granite countertops, filling sink with water
granite countertops, filling sink with water, loose bracket: Suzanne, Sorry for the delay, I had previously answered this question, but it seems it did not make it to you. Caulking is an easy thing to do, however, if it has separated you may have a larger problem. Undermount sinks are typically installed with...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: beveled edges on laminate countertops, laminate countertops, diameter circle
laminate countertops, diameter circle, edge band: Hi Tim, If the top you are going to make is in the configuration that you have sent to me or something similar there will be allot of waisted material for sure. As to how much waisted material there will be will depend on which configuration you will...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: built in microwave, templets, micro wave
templets, micro wave, microwave: Hi Michelle, Only a built in Microwave will fit the space where your present one is located. You can install it your self and save money. The instructions are easy to read and follow on the installation and you will have two templets to use to go by as...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Ductwork for a Built-in Microwave, cubic feet per minute, craig alan
cubic feet per minute, craig alan, wall stud: Ron, You can use custom ducting or flexible, however, the longer the run or more turns in a duct, the less effective it will become. The manufacture of your unit should have a chart that will show you ducting options and how it affects the CFM (cubic...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: dishwasher under stovetop, dishwasher installation, kitchen sink
dishwasher installation, kitchen sink, suggestion: Hi Janet, Truthfully I have never seen this particular set up before in my entire career. Every dishwasher installation that I have had any dealings with has been installed beside the kitchen sink and completely away from the stove or Cook top altogether....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Finishes on cabinet hardware and light fixtures, color selections, drawer pulls
color selections, drawer pulls, installing light fixtures: Hi Jill, All of the finishes that you have described to me are in the same family if you will. The fact that the colors will be in the same room is an appealing sight and that they are similar in color will make them attractive in the room. They will not...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Fix notch from slide in range, slide in range, backsplash
slide in range, backsplash, crafter: PLEASE DON T DO THAT! Slide in have the best look, also the notch in the front will not be possible to patch out without be noticeable, and you need to hire a granite crafter to remove and cut the backsplash on the back of the slide in stove. I strongly recommend...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: dishwasher under stovetop, check ebay, cooktop
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: dishwasher under stovetop, check ebay, cooktop, ebay

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: replacing undermount sink in granite, razor knife, puddy
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: replacing undermount sink in granite, razor knife, puddy, anchors

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Granit countertops, granite countertops, crafter
granite countertops, crafter, countertop: Hello It s possible to cut the granite, but I strongly recommend you hire a granite crafter to do the job, because the tools is expensive and also you need to have high level skills to do it or you may damage the stone. Good Luck Fabiano Silva ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite installation industry standards, granite installation, kitchen remodel
granite installation, kitchen remodel, silicone: ???? what??? this is the worse explain I ever heard! is nothing standard on that, your installers just install the piece off center, so I believe they used silicone or liquid nail to clue the piece, right now they need to remove the piece and glue that again...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Installing cabinet over stove with different depth, pantry cabinet, side cabinets
pantry cabinet, side cabinets, vent pipe: Hi Lee, Every kitchen wall cabinet that I have ever installed has been 23 deep from the front to the back, with the exception of a pantry cabinet which is 24 deep. When you install a cabinet over your range it should be 12 inches deep and it will...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: laminate counter top install, laminate counter top, mitered joints
laminate counter top, mitered joints, miters: Hi Raymond, No I do not use any adhesive in the mitered joints. You simply level each section to the next and tighten the bolts then after the miters are together you can use a matching caulking or seam filler to hide the miter. I wish you well, Va...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: microhood or hood, craig alan, microhood
craig alan, microhood, kitchen cabinets: Barbara, It depends on your needs. 300 CFM is enough for many, others want a lot of venting. Your microhood can be vented or re-circulated. If you cook a lot and require a lot of ventilation, I would use a hi flow hood. If you just do casual cooking...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: onyx backsplash install, window casings, tile back splash
window casings, tile back splash, grade plywood: Hi Karen, If you attach the concrete board over the drywall you will destroy the look of the back splash. Your window casings will be below the tile back splash and the electrical outlets, Phone jacks, and any other utility jacks in the path will need much...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Over the Range Microwave Oven wall mounting plate, otr microwave, toggle bolts
otr microwave, toggle bolts, toggle bolt: Hi Dwayne, The wall plate should tighten against the wall flush with the surface. The toggle nuts go through the wall and expand. When they are tightened the expanded toggle nut grabs hold of the back side of the wall and holds the screw and the wall...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Repair of laminate drawers & doors, proper materials, cabinet shop
proper materials, cabinet shop, happy new year: Hi Mary Anne, The laminate can be repaired if you call a cabinet shop in your area and have them come out to your home and do the repair for you. They have the proper materials and equipment to do the repair as it should be. Happy New Year to you...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing kitchen sink, deep sink, counter top
deep sink, counter top, soapstone: Hi Jerry, The task of replacing your sink would consist of removing the current plumbing drain and supply lines then taking any lugs off that held the sink in place until the sealant had set then breaking the sealant bond that holds the sink to the counter...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: replace undermount sink??, granite fabricators, porcelain sink
granite fabricators, porcelain sink, quarter rounds: Yes you can still use the sink, but porcelain is really heavy and will not be possible to be attached on the granite how is usually done on stainless steel sinks, so you need to build a support out of wood to seat the porcelain granite on top. Then apply 100%...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: replacing undermount sink in granite, granite counter top, granite company
granite counter top, granite company, razor blade: Hi Paul Just cut the clue and clean with razor blade, for the new sink I recommend to have clamps attached on the granite bottom, but it need to be done at the shop, do not try to drill the granite or definitely you will crack it. You can try use only...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Slide-in Range, slide in range, fabrication shop
slide in range, fabrication shop, intense heat: Hi Jim, In fitting the new range I am wondering if the front edges of the counter top need to be notched to allow the range to slide in far enough to cover the space that you are speaking of. Most all of he ranges that I have installed do need to have the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: slide in and downdraft!!, berberich, blower motor
berberich, blower motor, taking up space: Paul, Sorry for delay I was trying to locate model used. We modified a Broan Eclipse model 2730. By modified, I mean we turned blower motor around. This created a need for a deeper wall. Instead of the motor taking up space where slide in goes it projected...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: slide-in range to a free standing, slide in range, counter tops
slide in range, counter tops, counter top: Hi Brent, The top you have is called a post form top. You can go to any retailer that carries counter tops and order the end caps for your tops in a matching color if you know the color name or if you can get the same color. These end caps come with...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: spacesaver microwave, hood vent, range hood
hood vent, range hood, building inspections: Hi Vicki, The only way to be sure is to call your local building inspection department and ask what the building code height requirements are in your area. This is a county office where building permits are issued and building inspections are requested....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Telescopic Downdraft for ranges, craig alan, inline systems
craig alan, inline systems, exhaust flow: Internal blowers have the mechanical items and blower attached to the unit in the kitchen and push exhaust out. These are most common and typically most affordable. These are usually the loudest in kitchen area. External blowers are typically at the end...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: trim, inch gap, craig alan
inch gap, craig alan, maple cabinets: Ed, On the rare occasions I add 1/4 round to toekick I typically match the cabinets. That being said, it is personal preference. If you are unsure, get a couple feet of both and set in place for a few days to make your decision. Hope this helps. ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Undermount cast iron sink, plywood base, inch plywood
plywood base, inch plywood, garbage disposal: Hi Thi is too muck weight for the clamps, I reccomend you to build a support out of 2x4 wood, attached on the cabinet. The sink go rest on top of the 2x4, you just need to apply 100% silicone between sink and granite to avoid water leaking. just remmenber...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: anti-theft for microwave, plastic pins, size hole
plastic pins, size hole, question thanks: Hi Desmond, The best all around idea is to contact the manufacturer and ask them in which areas would be the better places to put screws into the cabinets When you learn this you can use L brackets and sheet metal screws to secure the microwaves to the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bathroom cabinet, vanity top, bathroom cabinet
vanity top, bathroom cabinet, imput: Hi Anne, You paid the installer to install your cabinets and countertop correctly the first time. Since you are not happy with the way that the cabinets are installed yes you have the right to insist that they be installed correctly. Handle this issue...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bathroom vanity countertop, laminate surface, vanity top
laminate surface, vanity top, bathroom vanity: Hi Carla, Replacing the laminate will determine which style of top you have. the custom made tops which have the square edges and a square edged 4 inch tall backsplash and or side splash you can take off the laminate and replace it with new. The post...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Changing sink size in granite counter, granite counters, stainless steel sink
granite counters, stainless steel sink, undermount stainless steel sink: Hi it will be a little mass, but can be done, you need to make sure the new sink cut-out is bigger than what you ave now, I don t think so that some granite place will try to remove your granite to bring to the shop, so this will need to be done in your...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cutting granite that's on kitchen wall, countertop shop, cutting granite
countertop shop, cutting granite, homeowners warranty: Hi Bruce, Granite is not a product for a homeowner to be attempting to cut because one wrong mistake and you will be replacing your entire backsplash and I can tell you from experience that material is highly expensive. Your only solution is to call...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: dishwasher, granite company, craig alan
granite company, craig alan, adjustable legs: Heidi, Your dishwasher should have adjustable legs that will raise it to countertop. The lower trim piece typically can be adjusted lower also to eliminate gap at floor. If your granite company did not mount dishwasher or set anchors I would suggest...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Exhaust system for small kitchen, cubic feet per minute, hood fans
cubic feet per minute, hood fans, cubic footage: Hi DH, The site below has fans for all needs in areas where hood fans are a problem. I personally have these in my house and they work great in addition to the hood fan. our hood fan is ductless. I recommend this product to remove heat, smoke, fumes,...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing kitchen cabinets on plaster-hollow brick wall, hollow brick, similar circumstance
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing kitchen cabinets on plaster-hollow brick wall, hollow brick, similar circumstance, clay tiles

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: gap between slide-in range and granite countertop, granite countertop, slide in range
granite countertop, slide in range, muck: Let me see if I understood your question, the gap it s on the side or on the back? if it s on side that s is no muck to do, probable just fill the gap with silicone, but I really don t know how it s going to look, but if the gap it s on the back you can remove...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite counter and backsplash w/ undermount sink, razor blade, acetone
razor blade, acetone, grouting: Hi It s going to be an easy process You just need: - 100% Silicone clear (for countertop, showers) - caulk gun - Razor Blade - Acetone First of all, with the razor blade remove all the silicone on the back splash and sink (be careful to not scratch...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite counter tops, soap dispencer, granite counter tops
soap dispencer, granite counter tops, granite company: Hi You ll need diamond bid, you can find it in some tool supply, it s not hard to find it, but they are expense, around $150.00,they have in many sizes, you can use with a angle grinder or your standard power drill If it s there any granite company around...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite countertops, granite countertop, countertop fabrication
granite countertop, countertop fabrication, jake jacobs: Hi Jacob It s simple to be an expert you just need to fill the form be an expert and wait until come some question that going to test your knowledge, if you really know what you answer you will be invited to be an expert. Regards Fabiano Silva Revolution...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: INSTALL OTR MICROWAVE, installation directions, floor model
installation directions, floor model, range hood: Hi Jan, If you contact www.Ge.com they will furnish all of the items you need to install your new microwave. Just be sure to furnish the model and serial numbers and tell them what you are missing and they will take care of you. I wish you all the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Installing tile on Existing Formica backsplash, latex additive, installing tile
latex additive, installing tile, plastic laminate: Hi Barbara, If you sand the Plastic laminate with as coarse grit sand paper as you can find to create grooves in the laminate for the thinset to bond too it will work. I use a Latex Modified Thinset for these tile installations. This type of thinset...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: install undermount sink with granite counter, metal clamps, bathroom vanity
metal clamps, bathroom vanity, fabrication shop: Hi silicone or epoxy, none of those will support the sink, the granite needs to have scrolls (at the fabrication shop we make holes and insert scrolls and we use metal clamps to attach the sink, if your granite doesn t have the scrolls the best thing to...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing kitchen cabinets on plaster-hollow brick wall, installing kitchen cabinets, hollow bricks
installing kitchen cabinets, hollow bricks, tapcon screws: Hi Mark, It sounds like you have a layer of plaster over a concrete block wall. I have never seen hollow bricks before. In any event you do have options. In your place I would attach the 2x4 s to the existing wall with toggle bolts in this fashion. Take...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing vanity cabinets adjecent to travertine tile, vanity cabinets, base cabinets
vanity cabinets, base cabinets, tile floor: Hi Steve, It sounds like your floor was already installed before the cabinets were switched out. Had I been doing the install I would have shimmed the new cabinet high enough to make it level with the new floor. You did not specify that before the installer...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Jenn Air electric range installation, granite tops, jenn air
granite tops, jenn air, craig alan: Dan, You need to verify your granite tops will be appropriate thickness for your slide in range. Many ranges require 1 1/2 thick top, and most granite is 3cm (1 1/4 ) which can create a ackward situation. You can get the specifications from Jenn Air...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen cabinet installation, pilot holes, fender washer
pilot holes, fender washer, new cabinets: Hi Dan, The microwave comes with metal installation bracket that can also be attached to the brick wall in the same manner as the cabinets. You will want to use shorter screws to mount the bracket but it will hold the plate to the wall and the front of...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen counter top, punta gorda fl, silstone
punta gorda fl, silstone, ceramic tile: CHCUK IF YOU ARE ONLY KEEPING IT 2 YEARS I WOULD STAY AWAY FROM GRANITE,SILSTONE OR CORIAN UNLESS YOU HAVE A LOT OF MONEY .I WOULD RECOMMEND THE MANY NEW COLORS OF HIGH DEFINITION LAMINATE .A VERY POPULAR ITEM WITH A LOW END COST AND GREAT LOOKS GIVE IT A...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Remodeling, ceramic tile flooring, cheap cabinets
ceramic tile flooring, cheap cabinets, lowe s: Hi Brian You can do both ways, I prefer to do the tile first is possible, but there s no problem to do after the cabinet. The cheapest cabinets you ll find on Home Depot or Lowe s, cabinet in stock (pre-fab) it s not real wood, it s only an laminated,...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Remodeling, ceramic tile flooring, lowe s stores
ceramic tile flooring, lowe s stores, solid surface top: Hi Brian, The floor should always be the last item to be done in any room. In this case I would replace the cabinets and counter tops first. This way all of the mess associated with the remodeling will be cleaned up and out of the way before you start installing...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Remodeling, ceramic tile flooring, better business bureau
ceramic tile flooring, better business bureau, new cabinets: Brian, Quite a few question, I shall try to address them all. 1) I prefer to install new cabinets first. This assures that the new floor will stay fresh and match the flooring layout of the cabinets. Be certain your installers shim the cabinets to...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Remodeling, ceramic tile flooring, kitchen remodeling
ceramic tile flooring, kitchen remodeling, 10x10: Brian - The only thing is it makes for more cuts when you do it and if you build the floor up to much you have to make sure you don t go so high that the dishwasher wont adjusts that low .But you can do it first but i just don t like having to deal with cabinets...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Sink, plumbing retailer, google
plumbing retailer, google, search block: Hi Sam, I follow you completely now. I am not married so I do not understand some of the issues that are involved in being married. I did a Search at www.google.com In the search block I typed White Acrylic Kitchen Sinks. and then I clicked on the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen, punta gorda fl, building officials
punta gorda fl, building officials, kitchen cabinet: IF YOU TALKING ABOUT THE HEIGHT I RECOMMEND YOU CALL THE LOCAL BUILDING OFFICIALS AND ASK THEM HOW HIGH IT SHOULD BE FROM THE STOVE .ALL COUNTIES ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT ON THE INTERPRETATION OF THIS HEIGHT .BUT NORMALLY IT IS 15 THANKS AGAIN CRAIG A...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Microwave installation, microwave installation, otr microwave
microwave installation, otr microwave, exhaust vent: Hello Tuesday, If your oven cabinet has a shelf you may not be able to install the OTR microwave in it because the exhaust vent is on the bottom of the microwave which needs open space to exhaust the smoke and fumes from the range or cooking surface....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: OTR Microwave, otr microwave, craig alan
otr microwave, craig alan, guide hope: Dave, Your cabinets are pretty standard in depth. It is normal for an OTR to project beyond cabinet face. This allows better door swing and access as well as increasing interior space to accommodate standard plates. The largest concern I have with...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: OTR Microwave support, spacesaver microwave, metal framing
spacesaver microwave, metal framing, wall studs: Hi Billy, The majority of the weight of a spacesaver microwave is against the wall where the microwave bracket is attached to the wall studs. Metal framing studs will support the weight easily once the microwave bracket is installed properly. Then you...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: onyx sink, craig alan, stone material
craig alan, stone material, berberich: Tatyana, Onyx is more fragile than some other stone material. That being said, you ask if it is easy to crack. I would not say it is an easy thing to crack. In a bathroom you have a lot less potential to break as there is less large heavy items in bathroom....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: plug, receptacle, vint
receptacle, vint, drywall: YOU NEED TO PURCHASE A REMODEL BOX AT THE HARDWARE ,TYPICALLY RUN THE WIRES INTO THE BOX THE BOX WILL HAVE LITTLE EARS ON IT STICK IT INTO THE WALL WITH THE WIRE IN IT ,NEXT SCREW THE SCREWS FOR THE LITTLE EARS AND IT WILL GRAB THE BACK OF THE DRYWALL AND...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: porcelain undermount sink with granite countertop, granite counter top, granite countertop
granite counter top, granite countertop, granite supplier: Hi dear You can use your porcelain sink on the granite, but the sink can not be attached on the granite, because it s so heavy that can damage the granite, you just need some kind of support, I ve installed many porcelain sinks, in some cases we scroll...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Raising Kitchen Ceiling, punta gorda fl, kitchen ceiling
punta gorda fl, kitchen ceiling, bulkhead: VERY TUFF QUESTIONS WITHOUT SEEING THE JOB OR KNOWING ONE KEY FACT IS THE ACTUAL TRUSS HEIGHT 6 OR IS THERE A BULK HEAD THAT CAN BE REMOVE AND AN ACTUAL 8 CEILING ABOVE IT .I TRULY RARELY SEE A 6 CEILING ACTUAL MAINLY THEY ARE BULKHEAD TYPE .LET ME KNOW...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Remodeling 8 x 9 kitchen, punta gorda fl, tiny kitchen
punta gorda fl, tiny kitchen, kitchen space: Hello ,Without a layout of the area it would be hard to help you out but there have been a lot of design advances in the last 10 years as cabinets are able to be cut down in depth and many other custom features and how to use them .If you were in my area i...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Removing/replacing cultured marble countertops sandwiched between upper and lower cabinet, marble countertop, cement backerboard
marble countertop, cement backerboard, laundry hamper: Hi Nancy, I really like the way that you have described your issue. It seems to me that you really understand what you are doing. Removing the Cultured marble countertop will not be as hard as you think it will be. How ever in order to be able to assist...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: raised glass bartop on granite countertop, stainless steel cylinders, granite countertop
stainless steel cylinders, granite countertop, bartop: Hi Mark You ll need to use the right support, the cylinders need to be attached on granite using scrolls, you ll need to make at least 3/8 holes on granite (use diamond bit only) then from the botton use a long scrolls to attach the cylinder on granite...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: range height, top of the tops, exact thickness
top of the tops, exact thickness, exact height: Hi Marcia, It is odd that you would need to raise your free standing stove higher than the legs will go to accommodate your new countertops. The actual thickness of your new top should not exceed the thickness of your present top. The point is that the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: range hood, grease filter, craig alan
grease filter, craig alan, range hoods: Howard, I don t know where you are located, so I can not research code limitations. I have tied into other vents in the past with success. You will still need to use a grease filter on your exhaust, so no worries about it blowing onto roof. Be certain...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Over the range Microwave clearance, kitchenaid microwave, pots and pans
kitchenaid microwave, pots and pans, microwave oven: Hi Ann, The building code says that you must have at least 18 inches from the bottom of the microwave to the cooking surface. It looks like you need to raise your cabinet up 3 3/4 inches to meet code standards. The big issue here is having enough room...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Screws breaking off, punta gorda fl, drilling the hole
punta gorda fl, drilling the hole, wood strips: TRY DRILLING A SIZE UP HOLE FROM THE ONE YOU DRILLED ALSO IF YOU HAVE SOME WAX PUT IT ON THE SCREW.Oak is a hard wood and i think you have a bit a little to small .But first try drilling the hole all the way THROUGH the cabinet unless you can see the back...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Slide in Range, punta gorda fl, slide in range
punta gorda fl, slide in range, ge profile: http://www.ajmadison.com/ajmadison/itemdocs/Quick_Specs_r13567v-1.pdf THIS LINK SHOULD HELP YOU OUT IT SHOWS IF YOU USE THE BACK GUARD CUT IT OUT TO THE FULL 25 IT NOT CUT TO 23 3/16 .ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE STONE GUYS INCLUDING THE SILESTONE GUYS WE USE...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Space required for undermount sink, undermount kitchen sink, base cabinet
undermount kitchen sink, base cabinet, sink base: Hi Sarah, An undermount sink has approximately a 2 lip around the outer edge of the sink it s self. With that in mind you could install a sink measuring 26 wide by 22 deep if you can find one that size. How ever that would be the maximum size you...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Tile over Silestone counters?, tile countertops, tile backer
tile countertops, tile backer, plywood: with the cost of silestone call some local installer for their interest in buy he silestone .it is one of the most expensive surfaces available today .then install a plywood with a tile backer .The plywood would be impossible to fasten to the silestone it...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: venting for cooktop, gas cooktop, craig alan
gas cooktop, craig alan, double ovens: Lynn, There is not way for me to predict if you can move venting with out seeing location. That being said, I would contact an HVAC (air conditioning) company as they will have experience with relocating ducting. I would contact plumber or gas company...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: 2 Questions regarding removal of Formica countertops, granite countertops, laminate countertops
granite countertops, laminate countertops, cab installer: Hi Olivia, It is very difficult to advise you about your countertops because I have not seen them. There is more than one style of laminate countertops and it would be much easier to help you if you could send me some pictures of what you have. Then I...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Built in microwaves, granite countertop, waist height
granite countertop, waist height, microwaves: Hi Martin, If I were doing this project I would pick out the microwave that I want to buy and install and then I would get the specifications to this unit including the rough in measurements from the manufacturer and this will tell you exactly what you...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bathroom caulking, craig alan, microbial agent
craig alan, microbial agent, berberich: Dusty, First: Yes you can replace just portions of the caulk. I however think it is worth the extra effort to replace the caulk. It is easier to make the mess once and be done. When selecting new caulk, I would look for something with Microban or...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bathroom caulking, silicone caulk, silicone caulking
silicone caulk, silicone caulking, punta gorda fl: I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND TO REPLACE IT ALL DIG IT OUT AND USE A MOLD RESISTANT CAULK .preferable a silicon .One tip when installing silicone caulk i use Windex on my finger ,then use my finger to wet to smooth out the silicone caulking ,good luck craig...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bathroom caulking, mold and mildew, tub enclosure
mold and mildew, tub enclosure, putty knife: Hi Dusty, When you go to replace caulking around a tub enclosure or a shower you need to cut out all of the caulking and replace it all at one time. This way you are creating a new seal and a new bond together. It comes out the easiest with a sharp utility...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bearing wall, thick plywood, penny nails
thick plywood, penny nails, liquid nails: Hi Mike, A header that size must be made out of 2 X 12 lumber 12 feet long. You will need 6 (2 X 12 s) 12 feet long and 2 sheets of 1/2 thick plywood. About 4 or 5 tubes of liquid nails construction adhesive and a caulking gun. You will also need...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Challenge in removing porcelain sink, wood clamps, metal clamps
wood clamps, metal clamps, porcelain sink: Hi I never heard such thing as wood clamps holding an undermount sink, maybe it s because its a pre-fabricated vanity and for lower the cost they use that kind of clamps and an strong epoxy to hold the bowl. You can go to HomeDepot and buy some epoxy...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cooktop choice, granite countertop, stainless steel plate
granite countertop, stainless steel plate, punta gorda fl: Good questions and one we came across last week .I would recommend if you have the money now replace it .The customer we just had checked into it and it would require #1 add to the granite top later which is not easy and #2 having to cut the granite in the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cutting prefab formica countertops w/splash, formica countertops, bolt holes
formica countertops, bolt holes, miters: Hi Christopher, I have always had mitered tops cut be the manufacturer before I got them to install simply because the top makers have special equipment to cut the miters with and the bolt holes where the tops are fastened together under neath the tops...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cutting sink hole in new porcelain countertop, sink hole, thinset
sink hole, thinset, rotozip: Hi John The easiest way to do is cut the sink hole before you tile, than cut the tile around the hole, do not need the cutting to be perfect because you going to hide with the drop in sink, do not forget to seal the sink with waterproof silicone. Good...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: convection microwave, convection microwave, hood vent
convection microwave, hood vent, base cabinets: Hi Annie, I have carefully thought about your question and I have just read your second follow up question. I can see your kitchen will be compact. all modern microwaves have a vent hood built into the microwave on the bottom of the unit. You have the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: dedicated circuit, craig alan, heat lamps
craig alan, heat lamps, berberich: Bruce, I would consult an electrician. I have installed several heat lamps for this purpose, none of which specified dedicated circuit. If the manufacture indicates that is required, I would do so or locate alternative unit. Sorry I don t have better...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: dishwasher installation, installing a dishwasher, dishwasher installation
installing a dishwasher, dishwasher installation, plumbing experience: Michael - It is really fairly simple with your experience it should be no problem.If you have a disposal it connects to the disposal there is a connection for it there if not you need a new tailpiece from the sink that has a connection tube .If you have the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Update and more information, epoxy grout, laminate countertops
epoxy grout, laminate countertops, natural granite: Hi Lisa I never heard about this finish, I m specialist in natural stone witch I recommend you to change your laminated countertop for a beautiful natural granite, so easy to clean and maintain. :) I rely encourage you to get an estimate, some company...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Formica Nightmare, installing tile, punta gorda fl
installing tile, punta gorda fl, wall tile: Remove the Formica ,if carefully you should be able to install tile over the wall that remains .it does not have to be in the best condition as you are going to apply mastic to the wall to hold it .Installing tile is fairly simple and you can rent a cheap...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing old partical board under sink, plywood bottom, mold and mildew
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing old partical board under sink, plywood bottom, mold and mildew, plywood panel

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: follow up, razor blade, caulk
razor blade, caulk, leaks: Hi Dusty A single edge razor blade in a window scraper holder works wonders in scraping caulking. Yes you do need to remove all that you can see and feel around the entire area. Then you can apply a new bead with no worries about any leaks because you...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: formica to tile, laminate surface, latex additive
laminate surface, latex additive, plastic laminate: Hi Heidi, If your laminate is stuck to the wall tightly and there are no hollow sounds when you tap on the Formica then you can safely install Tile over the plastic laminate surface provided you first sand the Plastic laminate with as coarse grit sand...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Granite Countertops, inch gap, wood strips
inch gap, wood strips, granite countertops: Hi Manda I m sorry to hear that. We installers are responsible to install the wood underneath of the granite strip to hold the granite properly, you don t have to pay for their mistakes, that was the installers fault, so I recommend you to call then and...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite choice, cherry wood cabinets, craig alan
cherry wood cabinets, craig alan, taste the floor: Bill, Congratulations on your upcoming kitchen. Your question is a very typical question I get asked often. It seems no matter how many times I get asked, my answer remains the same. Several factors play into your color scheme. Kitchens can coordinate...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Installing a portable dishwasher, portable dishwasher, water supply line
portable dishwasher, water supply line, double sinks: Hi Lori, Most built in dishwashers need to be installed in a cabinet because they have a blanket of insulation around the out side which you do not want to get wet. In order to hook up your dishwasher you will need an electric line to connect the power...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen cabinet recommendation, luxorama, drawer box
luxorama, drawer box, spec book: I am not familiar with either of these but please pick up a spec book for the frame construction there on each probably can get them online at their web sites .The drawer box is a big concern .Dove tailed wood construction is the best to get .Good luck ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen cabinets, typical vendor, kitchen cabinets
typical vendor, kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinetry: David, Please excuse the delay in response, I was trying to find any associates of mine that had experience with Alno cabinetry. I was not able to locate any with direct experience with that manufacture. That being said I will try and address your question...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen counter with bar above, plugmold, craig stevens
plugmold, craig stevens, electrical outlets: if I AM FOLLOWING YOU ,YOU WILL END UP WITH A 4 SPLASH WHICH IS THE NORM FOR THE BACKSLASH .MAKE SURE YOU KEEP PLUS THE CORRECT DISTANCE FROM THE SINK PER YOU LOCAL CODE . GOOD LUCK TO YOU CRAIG STEVENS PRESIDENT GULF COAST CONTRACTING GROUP ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Island, cabinet space, electrical lines
cabinet space, electrical lines, kitchen island: Hi Holmes, What you want to accomplish is a task for sure. Since the dishwasher is installed in your island that means there is a water line and a drain, and a electric line under the island as well. all of these items must come up from the floor. Now if...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen, craig alan, ceramic tile
craig alan, ceramic tile, berberich: Jack, The easiest way to replace sink without replacing top is to cut away tile edge against sink with roto zip or similar tool. Replace tile in sink with self rimming sink which will cover your tile cuts. Be certain to find replacement sink first that...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Laminate Back Splash Removal, lacquer thinner, drywall
lacquer thinner, drywall, laminates: Hi Kim K. Any time you remove laminate from drywall your drywall will get damaged that is the price that has to be paid for installing laminates over drywall. The drywall has a paper top layer that the glue that holds the laminate to the wall and the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: OTR Microwave Height Requirements, punta gorda florida, jenn aire
punta gorda florida, jenn aire, jenn air: I WOULD TYPICALLY BELIVE THE INSTALLATION GUIDE ON APPLIANCES THERE ARE USUALLY RIGHT ON WITH THE JENN AIRE COMPANY .BUT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS CHECK WITH THE SELLER OF THE HOOD THEY SHOULD KNOW WHAT IT IS OR CONVINCE YOU THAT THE INSTALLATION MANUAL IS CORRECT...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Post Form Counter top Install, pencil mark, two tops
pencil mark, two tops, work bench: Hi Dave, When installing post form tops you have to use a technic called scribing. This is done by lining up the miter joint evenly on the front edge and on the back edge. Then push both tops against the walls. You will see a gap from the tops to the wall...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: porcelain bathroom sink/countertop, granite fabricator, diamond blade
granite fabricator, diamond blade, angle grinder: Hi Jessica If you was close to me I would be glade to come down and cut this for you, it s very simple but you need to have some skill on machinery, you ll need to have an angle grinder and a Diamond blade to do the job right. I believe the best thing...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing laminate backsplash with tile, tile backsplashes, formica countertops
tile backsplashes, formica countertops, grade plywood: Hi Dana, Go to Lowe s or Home Depot and look in the hardware department for a oil can with a trigger so you can squirt the Lacquer Thinner between the dry wall and the back side of the laminate. Yes you do start on the end using a putty knife to...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing old partical board under sink, particle board, partical board
particle board, partical board, kitchen cabinets: Hi Kevin, It sounds like you are talking about the floor and the side panels of your sink base cabinet. If this is the area that needs replacing you will have a project on your hands. Kitchen cabinets are built as individual cabinets now days and each...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: replacing gas range and oven, family room fireplace, craig alan
family room fireplace, craig alan, tapcons: Jane, Attaching cabinets to brick is usually not an issue, it just requires using concrete fastener, like Tapcons. I am not certain how large the wall that the range is located on so take that into consideration. If you need to conceal gas line and...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: BACK SPASH REMOVAL, kitchen counter top, removing kitchen counter top
kitchen counter top, removing kitchen counter top, wall stud: Hi Jasmine, To remove your back splash take a flat pry bar and a hammer and start on the open end and gently tap the pry bar with the hammer until the splash comes away from the wall. Then find a wall stud to pry against to pull the splash away from the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: slide in range with new granite countertops, punta gorda fl, craig stevens
punta gorda fl, craig stevens, concrete slab: I always suggest using the back guard .That way you have little chance of the small granite back breaking off and if you ever switch tops the cost is less . GOOD LUCK TO YOU CRAIG STEVENS PRESIDENT GULF COAST CONTRACTING GROUP INC PUNTA GORDA FL...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Tile countertop question, tile countertop, pressure treated plywood
tile countertop, pressure treated plywood, cabinet tops: Marina, I would not bother with felt. I would just put the hardibacker down and use a waterproof caulk on the seams so moisture can not wick to the MDF. The hardibacker will not let moisture through. Thanks, Craig Alan Berberich KitchenProject@aol.co...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Tiling kitchen backsplash, wall laminate, granite countertop
wall laminate, granite countertop, home improvement center: Hi Mary, If the difference in thickness between the laminate back splash and your new counter top is only the thickness of the laminate and it is stuck to the wall about 1 inch above the new top you can use your thin set and a putty knife to fill this...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: 13" deep over-the-range microwaves?, wall cabinets, kitchen wall
wall cabinets, kitchen wall, space saver: Hi Janet, All kitchen wall cabinets are 12 inches deep from the from to the back. All of the space saver microwaves that I have installed have been 15 inch deep range which will protrude out from the wall cabinets about 3 inches. I started installing...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Above stove - microwave install, base cabinets, wall cabinets
base cabinets, wall cabinets, magic chef: Hi Scott, This answer will depend on whether your cabinets are stick built which means they were built and installed as one unit or whether they are individual cabinets. Removing the nails is not the difficult part. How ever if they are stick built you...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Beveled Edge Formica Countertop, plastic laminates, questioner
plastic laminates, questioner, right tools: Hi Greg, I have just finished some posts on this very subject if you will read back in my answers you will find what I said to the same question. This is not an easy task unless you are very experienced in working with plastic laminates. As I told...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cabinet flooring, good solution, mold
good solution, mold, flooring: Hello Jessica, Your kitchen is way past a complete over haul! Replacing one board is impossible in a cabinet. Replacing the entire kitchen is one good solution and finding the cause of the mold will be helpful. That toddler deserves the best you can...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Ceramic backsplash, ceramic tile backsplash, ceramic backsplash
ceramic tile backsplash, ceramic backsplash, tile distributor: Hi Melissa, You do have options to fill in that space. If you visit you tile distributor they have lots of suggestions as to how to fill this space. There are allot of decorative tiles and styles that will fit this space. Thank you for the question,...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Changing sink, granite counter top, undermount sink
granite counter top, undermount sink, craftsman: Hi Betty You can do it if you find an undermount sink that it s bigger than the cut-out that you have know, knowing that you have a joint, the granite may not be possible to be removed, so you have to find a good stone craftsman to come to your house and...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cutting installed formica, formica countertop, craig alan
formica countertop, craig alan, berberich: Monica, If you need to make a small amount of cut you can use a router or roto-zip. Using either of these tools, you can cut it in place if you take your time. If you have a large amount to cut, you can remove the top and use a circular saw and cut...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Over the counter microwave, sharp microwave, wall cabinets
sharp microwave, wall cabinets, wood pieces: Hi Sabera, All space saver microwaves that get mounted on the wall come with a bracket to attach to the wall for the microwave to attach too. I am thinking that the one you bought either did nit come with all of the parts to install it properly or it was...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: countertop makeover, countertop makeover, laminate countertops
countertop makeover, laminate countertops, lowe s: Hi Tara, There is a product on the market called Counter Top Magic This product was created to revitalize counter tops to make them look new again and it will help protect your tops as well. It will make your tops have a slight gloss too. It comes...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: countertops and oven range, naomi naomi, punta gorda fl
naomi naomi, punta gorda fl, oven range: Naomi- I know the reason they want it installed ,just so they can come next to it the best they can .I know my man wants the appliances in if possible because .If you bring the appliance in later on and it does not fit in the opening it is impossible to remove...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: dishwasher, dishwasher air gap, plumbing projects
dishwasher air gap, plumbing projects, air vent: Hi Naomi, If you are handy with hand tools and can follow instructions you will be able to install a kitchen sink with few problems. No one can work on plumbing projects with out some problem getting in the way even allot of plumbers. As for the dish...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: double sink and garbage disposal, craig alan, garbage disposal
craig alan, garbage disposal, double sink: Paula, The small sink can be used for a variety of things. Some people use it to clean veggies, in which case this would be good side for disposer. Some schools of thought are the smaller side allows for a larger sink on other side. This allows cleaning...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: existing granite countertop; undermount sink, granite countertop, granite countertops
granite countertop, granite countertops, scratch and dent: Hi there Sometimes it s possible to change for an undermount sink if your drop in sink is small, but in your case you can t have an undermount anymore, because the opening for your existing sink it s bigger than any undermount sink, that s is no even room...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Firring a concrete block wall, mold and mildew, concrete block wall
mold and mildew, concrete block wall, plaster wall: Since my area of expertise is cabinets and counter tops I am not sure which method would be the best for you. If it were my project I would seal the walls to keep any moisture from getting to the surface. Concrete has to breathe to extract moisture from...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Formica, hardibacker board, ceramic tile
hardibacker board, ceramic tile, mastic adhesive: Linda, It can be done, but requires a great deal of preparation. Might I suggest placing 1/4 thick hardibacker board. It can be screwed right over Formica and give you an outstanding medium to apply tile. If you wish to apply to laminate you will...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: 13" deep over-the-range microwaves?, otr, lookout
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: 13" deep over-the-range microwaves?, otr, lookout, samsung

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: slate tile over laminate backsplash, drywall screws, laminate
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: slate tile over laminate backsplash, drywall screws, laminate, stud

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Undermount or drop in?, undermount kitchen sink, new homes
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Undermount or drop in?, undermount kitchen sink, new homes, granite

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Gap between GE Range and wall, granite countertop, noticeable gap
granite countertop, noticeable gap, slide in range: Hi Keith, You will have to contact a solid surface counter top shop in your area and have them come out to your house and cut out a notch on both sides of the front of your counter top so that your new range will slide all the way in the hole for your...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Granite damage, granite fabricator, granite company
granite fabricator, granite company, craig alan: Josh, 1) Your local granite fabricator may be able to fill area with resin like they would use for a seam. Granite can not be truly repaired, however, a good fabricator can may make area unnoticeable. 2) Your local fabricator is best suited to answer...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Granite damage, epoxy hardener, granite countertops
epoxy hardener, granite countertops, hard material: Hi Josh I don t think so that chip was caused by your wife using scissors, unless she hits pretty hard on the granite, are you sure that granite didn t come with that chip, granite is really hard material and to chip it is not so easy, sometime those chip...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Granite damage, granite countertops, ball park figure
granite countertops, ball park figure, ball park: Hi Josh, I would call a Granite counter top shop in your area and get an estimate on the damaged area. I personally have never worked with granite myself but I have seen the tops installed and I feel like that your top can be repaired. I am not...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Grout not coming off the tiles.., excess mortar, stone tiles
excess mortar, stone tiles, extreme caution: Hi Anne-Marie, At this point in your project you will need to use Muriatic Acid to clean the excess mortar off of your tiles. Extreme caution is needed when using this product especially indoors. You will need all of the ventilation you can get...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Installing an OTR Microwave without an above cabinet door, otr microwave, phillips head
otr microwave, phillips head, destructive method: Hi Antonio, Not all Microwaves install that way with the screws in the front. Who ever put that unit up wanted that style of microwave to install that way. Most space saver microwaves are made to attach to the wall bracket and to the bottom of a wall...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: install cabinets on brick wall, masonry screws, inch plywood
masonry screws, inch plywood, brick wall: Hi Jerry, I personally am not a fan of attaching cabinets to a brick wall because you will be limited to the amount of weight you can put in the cabinets once you get them on the wall. You will need to use Tap-Con Screws through the cabinets into...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing bevel-edge laminate counter tops, edge laminate, reply
edge laminate, reply: Hi Kirk, A beveled edge top is very easy to make and install. You will have to make a custom made counter top. If you will tell me what your customer wants this top to look like I will walk you through step by step on how to make the top look the way...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Cabinets, new cabinets, wall cabinets
new cabinets, wall cabinets, kitchen cabinets: Hi John, The Soffit was designed to hide the space above the wall cabinets and to look decorative with wallpaper or paint to accent the cabinets. More than likely there are no pipes in the way so you can take it down easily. You will enjoy the 42 ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Faucet handle shuts off, kitchen faucet, washing dishes
kitchen faucet, washing dishes, full blast: Hi Sandi, It sounds like you have bought defective Faucet. I would start out by contacting the manufacturer of Faucet to see what warranty you have on it. Once you describe the problem to them they will be able to repair or replace your faucet. ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Island, silicone caulking, tapcon screws
silicone caulking, tapcon screws, wood screws: Hi David, It is always advisable to secure the center island to the floor with screws and L brackets Silicone caulking will not be sufficient to hold the cabinet in place. There are special drill bits to drill through the tile with out any further damage....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen outlet locations..., electric skillet, home harmony
electric skillet, home harmony, craig alan: Alan, First and foremost, your plan has to work for you and your wife. That being said, every county has electrical code that will specify minimum requirements. Your local building office will have the specifications available for you to review. ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen tiles/grouting, glass tile backsplash, copper sheeting
glass tile backsplash, copper sheeting, retirement changes: Hi Jeff, I have never tried to adhere anything to copper so I would not have any knowledge about how to go about that. Actually I have never installed any glass tiles either. You may want to check with the manufacturer of your product for proper installation...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen toe kick removal, wood molding, kitchen cabinets
wood molding, kitchen cabinets, toe kick: Hi Donna, It sounds like what you have is a vinyl or rubber cove Base around the walls and under the toe kick of your cabinets. Pulling it off is one way to remove it, another way is to take your hair dryer or a heat gun and warm up the rubber or vinyl...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen wall cabinets, masonry anchor, craig alan
masonry anchor, craig alan, wall cabinets: Bill, Sorry for the delay in response, I was out of town giving seminar. You can install cabinets to a brick wall if you use the proper fasteners. Typically I use a Tapcon, however, there are several options available at your local hardware store. ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Laminate Counter Top has loosened in places, laminate counter top, conductors of heat
laminate counter top, conductors of heat, marble tile: Hi Peggy, You were extremely fortunate to have been able to roll out the bubbles that you have mentioned. laminate counter top materials are not good conductors of heat and what has happened the heat has loosened the laminate from your decking material....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: laminate counter, formica counter top, handyman
formica counter top, handyman, good luck: Hi Randy, Installing a Formica counter top is not an easy thing to learn in one installation especially if you are doing it for a paying customer. There are books that can help you with this with pictures and diagrams that will guide you through this....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Take a look at this site on laminate undermount
Hello Shawn, I have viewed this site and I know that this is brand technology and not ready for the American market yet because not enough tests have been performed to say that this product is safe for the public as of yet. I believe that this product...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: pickled cupboards, sherwin williams paint store, sherwin williams paint
sherwin williams paint store, sherwin williams paint, kitchen cupboards: Hi Katie, If you remove a drawer or a door and take it to a Sherwin Williams Paint store in your area they will be most helpful in solving your refinishing project. I have used them for many years with great success. If you do not have one in your...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing Cabinets, quartz counter tops, solid surface top
quartz counter tops, solid surface top, cabinet installers: Hi Brenda, You will need to be careful in choosing a company to do this project. they will need experience in removing your counter tops and back splash. It may cost you a little extra to get a qualified contractor to take of this for you but the end result...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Over the range microwave, microwave unit, craig alan
microwave unit, craig alan, microwave oven: Linda, Short of using an undercabinet microwave you will need to build wall or support to hang over the range microwave (OTR). The under cabinet units are not suitable for above a cook top but will hang from brackets above only. The OTR units require...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: over the range microwaves, craig alan, berberich
craig alan, berberich, otr: Michelle, I would say that close to 85% of the kitchens I work with use standard 12 cabinets. It is very common for the OTR (Over the Range) microwave to project out. That being said, there are also benefits to deeper upper cabinets, mostly larger...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: range removal and replacement, formica countertop, craig alan
formica countertop, craig alan, laminate tops: Lori, Don t mess with electrical unless you are qualified to do so. This is very important as a safety issue. I would urge you to use a licensed & insured electrician. As far as cutting the cabinet and top. Laminate tops can be cut with circular saw,...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Sink material, granite counter tops, granite sink
granite counter tops, granite sink, wilson art: Hi Shirley That s not a problem to install an undermount corian sink on granite, the only thing you need is some support for the sink, because some corian sinks can be really heavy and if installed directly to the granite may crack the stone. We been installing...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Slide-in gas range and installing new countertops, craig alan, slide in range
craig alan, slide in range, new appliances: Elise, My installers would remove and re-install slide in range. I would have new unit installed prior to template to reduce chance of error. I require all new appliances on site prior to template for my clients. I do this because I am responsible...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: slate tile over laminate backsplash, slate tile, slate tiles
slate tile, slate tiles, hard tile: Hi Jan, You are taking a chance every time you put an additional back splash over a laminate back splash especially when the laminate is stuck to a dry wall or sheet rock surface. This material has a paper layer over the sheet rock surface and it is more...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: stainless steel coutertops and sinks, stainless steel countertops, restaurant kitchens
stainless steel countertops, restaurant kitchens, coutertops: Hi there I m not so familiar with stainless steel countertops, I just see it in restaurant kitchens, I really think that not look good in a house, but you can find another option if you don t like the granite you can use quartz (engineer stone), that it...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Undermount or drop in?, granite countertop, granite countertops
granite countertop, granite countertops, granite company: Hi It s possible to change later on if you find an undermount sink bigger then the drop in cut-out, but you ll need to check if you going to have any room for the faucet hole. Also to change it for later on it ll cost you more. Maybe the best thing...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: vent hood installtion, punta gorda fl, vent hood
punta gorda fl, vent hood, craig stevens: IF THE HOOD IS SLOPED IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO DO IT NOW AND ATTACH THE HOOF THROUGH THE TILE ALTHOUGH THE DEPTH IS A MAIN THING IF THE DEPTH IS 12 LIKE THE CABINET DO IT BEFORE YOU INSTALL THE TILE . THAT WAY THE FRONT EDGE WILL BE FLUSH WITH THE WALL CABINET...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: wilsonart deepstar laminate countertop, laminate countertop, grade plywood
laminate countertop, grade plywood, stock products: Hi Denise, These tops are special order because the demand for them are low and so distributors will not stock products that do not sell quickly. If you cut off the back splash the length will not cover the cabinets from the front to the back on a 24...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Backsplash, natural holes, travertine tiles
natural holes, travertine tiles, thinset: Hi Vince You can use pre mixed white thinset, if you seal the tile before grout it ll help to clean, and sometimes if are using a dark color grout it can stain the tile, so better is to seal before grout. Some people (like myself) likes when some of the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Bathroom countertop overhang, granite tile countertop, granite tiles
granite tile countertop, granite tiles, edge band: Hi Sandy, Every counter top that I built I always used a wooded edge band that I attached to the front of each cabinet 3/4 thick to attach what ever type of counter top material I worked with so that there would be an over hang of 3/4 and the additional...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bath vanity in narrow space, grade plywood, vanity cabinet
grade plywood, vanity cabinet, bath vanity: Hi Elisabeth, If you call some glass companies in your area I am sure that they can supply a sliding glass door to fit your shower that will solve most of your problems with water hurting things outside your shower. The glass companies can custom make you...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cabinet Hardware, jeffrey alexander, attractive hardware
jeffrey alexander, attractive hardware, similar shapes: Hi Ajay, I see your concern about the different drawer widths and the handle sizes. I have addressed this issue many times and the end result is appearance. If you use different width handles to to match different width drawers in the same room...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: changing out an undermount stainless sink, farmhouse sink, false fronts
farmhouse sink, false fronts, sink base: Hi Linda, No the entire top does not need to be removed in order to change to a different sink style. It depends on what you existing cabinets are made out of as to the difficulty in changing to a farm house sink. To change to the farm House sink...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: countertop (granite), granite countertop, granite base
granite countertop, granite base, new cabinets: Hi Sujan, You will not be able to change the cabinets in that manner because you will not be able to level and plumb the cabinets properly replacing one cabinet at a time because the floor is un-level and each cabinet will has to be leveled individually....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: downdraft hood vs.upward draft, stainless steels, craig alan
stainless steels, craig alan, heat lamps: It is hard to determine value of hood on appearance alone. The quality of stainless steels vary. Most important is the blower motor and it s quality and cfm rating to determine value/cost. Very nice looking hoods can be had for less money. based on you...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Flushing the Mitered Edges, rubber mallet, person job
rubber mallet, person job, seam: Hi Sandi, Tightening the bolts is a two person job. One person underneath the miter and the other on top with a rubber mallet. Since the front and rear of the seam are smooth and level you may have a slight bow in one of the mitered pieces of top. I...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bath vanity in narrow space, vanity wall, faucet
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bath vanity in narrow space, vanity wall, faucet

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Undermount sink sag, countertop, brackets
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Undermount sink sag, countertop, brackets, sage

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: gas range and dishwater position, broom closet, cabinet sizes
broom closet, cabinet sizes, drawer cabinet: Carlene, Based on your description it sounds like you have a good plan with space you have available. Be certain to look at option where turn occurs. I am unsure if measurements go into corner, or represent cabinet sizes. A typical lazy susan comes...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite problem, overhang, granite
overhang, granite, drywall: Hello I m not sure what you trying to do, the piece will be glued in any place?! I believe the drywall will not be enough to hold the granite you will need an strong solid support for the granite. you don t need brackets if the piece glued is twice bigger...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen cabinets on brick and plaster, resistant brick, floor joists
resistant brick, floor joists, base cabinets: Hi Jason, I have read both of your posts to this subject. I have never tried to hang cabinets on a wall made of this material. A wall of the material you have described will be very soft in density and may or may not hold the weight of a wall cabinet...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen design, craig alan, food particles
craig alan, food particles, thermal shock: John, Typically range and cooktop are NOT installed for the following reasons. 1) The thermal shock in many climates (cold outside) causes the glass to crack. 2) Steam and food particles cause window operation issues. That being said, I understand...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen tops, laminate countertop, plastic laminate material
laminate countertop, plastic laminate material, kitchen countertops: Okay Danette, What you have said makes allot more sense to me now and we can proceed with an answer for you. Buying a ready made counter top with a 4 back splash already on it makes sense. You are updating your kitchen to have a different look than...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Loosening Faucet on Granite C-Tops, granite countertops, kitchen faucet
granite countertops, kitchen faucet, de anda: Hi there I m not sure but I think this is a problem with the way that faucet was installed, maybe there s missing something, I m sure a plumbing guy can figure it out, be careful to not overtight or you going to crack the granite. Good Luck Fabiano...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: laminate countertop, laminate countertop, laminate tops
laminate countertop, laminate tops, lowe s: Hi Anne, There is a product on the market called called Counter top Magic that I believe will help your problem. This product was created to keep laminate tops looking new. You can find this product at lowe s home care centers every where. ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Microwave, fabrication shop, mounting bracket
fabrication shop, mounting bracket, microwaves: Hi Vanessa, There are not any mounting bracket kits available for a free standing Microwaves. The manufactures feel that this would not be practical because of the weight and size of this unit, how ever you can get a fabrication shop to make you a bracket...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Microwave electrical conection, craig alan, berberich
craig alan, berberich, block construction: George, I install electrical both ways depending on the home construction. On block construction I typically use surface mounted box. With stud construction I will mount the box into the wall. If the proper wire and box is used, both with pass inspection....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Microwave venting, food microwave, quality grease
food microwave, quality grease, grease filter: Rick, 1) It does not need to extend far, as debris should be airborne. 2) This is fine, no need to direct air direction unless a straight vent will blow onto something you don t want to clean. You can reduce your airborne oil from frying food can...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Mounting a Freestanding Granite Countertop, granite counter top, granite countertop
granite counter top, granite countertop, fabiano: Hello I ll need to have more information. what do you have for support? it s a cabinet, do you want to be able to move this eating area? hows is the granite thickness? Please let me know those information and I ll be able to help you. Regards; ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Moving an exhaust vent, exhaust vent, vent pipe
exhaust vent, vent pipe, wood beams: Hi Dat, The exhaust Vent pipe Will move to the new location in the remodel over the stove and vent the stove and the microwave as well. The vent pipe needs to be as straight as possible so that back pressure does not build up. In your place I would...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: New pantry cabinet, plywood subfloor, pantry cabinet
plywood subfloor, pantry cabinet, toe kick: Hi Scott, I come from an era where we had to custom build everything so in your place I would build a cabinet to fit the space. In your case if your cabinets are installed as individual cabinets you can simply remove the cabinet over the area...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: otr microwave with no cabinets, counter top, cupboards
counter top, cupboards, microwave: Hi Karen, I have never put a microwave that sits on a counter top over a stove. It can be done I am sure in installing a shelf over the stove first then setting the oven on the shelf. I do see a problem with this installation though, that being the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: ParticleboardLEAK, base cabinets, exact measurements
base cabinets, exact measurements, particle board: Hi Kenny, I have never found a good way to repair a sink base cabinet after it has been installed. Chances are that the side panels are made out of particle board as well. As a cabinet builder and installer I can tell you that base cabinets are put...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Plywood base on kitchen countertop, plywood base, inch plywood
plywood base, inch plywood, kitchen countertop: Mary, You can build up edge of plywood if you want top to appear thicker, however, there is no reason to build up cabinets. Typical overhang is 1 1/2 from frame of cabinet. Good luck with your project. Craig Alan Berberich KitchenProject@aol.co...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Refinishing or other options for oak cabinets, quartz countertops, oak cabinets
quartz countertops, oak cabinets, whitewash stain: Hi Diane, Painting the cabinets white is always an option. How ever I prefer stained oak cabinets to remain stained. Depending on your budget which is always a determining factor as what you can and can not do I would strip off the old finish to the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Repairing a burn spot on Granite C-top(for Fabiano Silva), hot pot, water base
hot pot, water base, stain removal: Hi there This is really strange! Granite is heat resistant and hot pot is not supposed to burn the granite . The only logical possible reason is the granite have resin, and the heat just damage the surface of the resin, you can try using stain removal...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing Kitchen Sink, stainless steel sink, putty knife
stainless steel sink, putty knife, kitchen sink: Hi M Garg I have never had any experience installing or removing an under mount sink. I expect that there is caulking and fasteners holding it in place. A utility knife and a putty knife should remove the sink with no trouble. I wish you well, ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: over-the-range microwave installed as build-in?, convection microwave, wall oven
convection microwave, wall oven, exhaust fan: Hi Weimin, Any microwave that has an exhaust fan attached to it can not be used as a built in oven. That would defeat the purpose of that oven. All microwaves need a certain amount of ventilation whether they are built in or not. Check with the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: repairing formica countertop, formica countertops, contact cement
formica countertops, contact cement, loose area: Hi Gail, You can clean the area that is loose and dry it with a hair dryer completely. Then get some oil base Contact Cement and coat both edges in the loose area very well let it set up until the contact cement dries enough not to stick to your fingers...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: replacing vent hood with micro/hood combo, vent hood, craig alan
vent hood, craig alan, berberich: Tara, I agree angles hurt airflow. You can either suffer a loss of airflow or cover existing vent and cut in new one at proper height. The frequency of your cooking and what you cook can help you determine the level of importance. You will have to...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: sealing granite, soft rag, sealing granite
soft rag, sealing granite, water base: Hello Guys What a surprise!! nice to hear from you It s been one year already! 80% of the granite doesn t require sealer and yours is one of those, your granite do not need sealer because it s not porous like some others that need to be seal at least...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: stain on bathroom counter top, solid surface top, laminate counter top
solid surface top, laminate counter top, vanity tops: Hi Jennifer, In my day we knew how to repair a laminate counter top, How ever we hand made all of our tops then too. I do not want to give you false hope about this but vanity tops today unless they are made of another material beside a plastic laminate...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: tile with epoxy grout, tile adhesive, craig alan
tile adhesive, craig alan, ceramic tiles: Otis, I have seen tile on tile applications be successful. I would suggest that you test the adhesion to your tile with some tile mastic prior to doing the install. Select small out of area way and apply small amount of adhesive and let set up. Once...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Undermount sink sag, garbage disposals, soap stone
garbage disposals, soap stone, garbage disposal: Hi Bud This already happen with me, the problem is we didn t install any bracket on the middle, so i did the same thing, I install 2X4 to hold the sink, and also the sink went down and have a 1/4 gap, the only solution was drill another hole on the middle...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Updating existing formica backsplash, ceramic tile, quality paint
ceramic tile, quality paint, paint store: Hi Betty Rae, This question would be better asked to a quality paint store like Sherwin Williams. As an installer I have never had any experience in these task. If your back splash is stuck tightly to the wall you can sand it to rough it up...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Venting options over open range, vent area, base cabinets
vent area, base cabinets, wall houses: Leigh, 1) I would not use bathroom fan for this application. 2) The fan power will have a great deal to do with how high you can install. If you are not avid cook, I would look at the units with glass. This will reduce sight infringement into adjacent...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: white kitchen cabinets choices?, shaker style cabinets, plywood boxes
shaker style cabinets, plywood boxes, grade plywood: Hi Jackie, I have built and installed cabinets for a long time over 30 years to be exact. In that time I have made a study of different styles and types of kitchen and bath room cabinets. the bottom line is that all wood cabinets are the best cabinets on...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: backsplash drywall, broken tiles, grout
broken tiles, grout, end result: Hi Marie, I agree with everything you have stated in your post. Any competent tile installer would look at the tiles before installation and avoid installing broken tile especially where it will show. The broken tile can be removed before grouting the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bulkhead, cab installer, florescent lights
cab installer, florescent lights, track lighting: Hi Cathy, Some times some questions need further explanation in order for me to fully understand what is being asked of me. In these situations I ask questioners to send me some digital pictures of what they have questions about so I can see what the issue...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cooktop clearances, granite countertop, craig alan
granite countertop, craig alan, new cabinets: Doug, This is a CYA number, however, only a 1/4 is very minimal. What material is on the adjacent surface? Any chance you can use a heat resistant finish such as tile or stainless steel? I have seen cooktops ignite items that were on counter too...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: cabinet install over tile, base cabinets, toe kick
base cabinets, toe kick, kick panel: Hi Brian, This is an excellent question. When installing kitchen base cabinets you do not need to attach them to the floor at all unless you are installing a center island cabinet. You level the base cabinets on the floor and attach them to the wall...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: countertop material choice, laminate countertop, countertop material
laminate countertop, countertop material, craig alan: Rubye, I have never seen Corian shadow in my 19 years in the business. I do know that if problem were to develop, Corian has a 15 year warranty. Your color selection will have a great deal to do with if seams are visible. I think Corian has 141 active...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: downdraft vent behind slide-in range, downdraft vent, spec drawings
downdraft vent, spec drawings, craig alan: Diane, I have used downdrafts twice behind slide in range units. Once in an island application and the other against a wall. In both cases, I had to increase the wall thickness (kneewall on island application) to accommodate the mechanics of the downdraft....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Granite Counter Tops, granite counter tops, imperfection
granite counter tops, imperfection, satisfaction: Hi Janet, Call the installer back out to your house and let him fix this problem. You paid him to complete the installation to your satisfaction, and the quality of his work needs to equal the quality of the money that you spent to get the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing microwave, exhaust hood, wall bracket
exhaust hood, wall bracket, instrument panel: Hi Linda, Since your Microwave was a gift I am wondering if you have all of the parts in install it. All microwaves that attach to the wall above a stove come new, with a wall bracket attached to the back of the unit made to hang the microwave with....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: KITCHEN DESIGNS, cabinet boxes, birch plywood
cabinet boxes, birch plywood, panel doors: Hi Steven, All cabinet boxes are built pretty much the same. The difference in the 1980 s cabinets are the doors them selves. Some of them are flat doors with designs routed into the door it s self. These cabinets and doors are built out of 9 ply Birch...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Wall Tiles, kitchen wall tiles, grout joints
kitchen wall tiles, grout joints, border tile: Hi Rich, You have chosen a very large tile and border for your back splash. The issue here in using such a large tile on a wall is getting the back splash tiles level across your wall and having enough tile and border to reach the bottom of your cabinets...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen lay out, work triangle, craig alan
work triangle, craig alan, berberich: Joni, As a general rule you want to create a work triangle. Your sink, range and refrigerator will each be a point on triangle. That being said, the best layout is what works for you and the ay you intend to use the kitchen. You can visit www.nkba.org...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen undermount sink, granite fabricator, granite sink
granite fabricator, granite sink, craig alan: Joanne, In many cases this can be done. You will need to find a local granite fabricator to do the work. Preferable your original installer. I can t quote a price for them, but it will not be inexpensive. Chances are they will have to remove the top...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: problem with laminate countertop, granite pattern, dark matte
granite pattern, dark matte, laminate countertop: Hi Lois, I have never heard of this problem before. The only thing that I can think of that may be the cause of this would be when the installer installed the laminate material and routed off the excess laminate and then used a file to finish the edge...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Under cabinet outlets, craig alan, berberich
craig alan, berberich, allexperts: John, I will try to describe an option that is much easier to draw. I have no ability to send pictures via AllExperts. I would install a light rail molding that hangs down along the front of the cabinet. From that I would install a shelf that returns...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: putting 30" range in 36" granite cut out, granite countertop, slide in range
granite countertop, slide in range, cooktop downdraft: Ahh, an age old concern. So you have 3 on each side. Ther is no gret answer? Can you use an accent colored stone, black perhaps? Or stainless steel can be fabricated to fill that gap. it can be boxed around a filler strip to look like a clean stainless filler...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Black Irish slate maintenance, slate maintenance, stone sealer
slate maintenance, stone sealer, empty cans: Hi Paul Don t use shower product on slate or you ll definaly damage it, the best is use water based product, you can try natural stone sealer, or Color Enhanced (the best for slate), use natural stone cleaner, I m been work with Aquamix product and it...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: base drawer for drop in range, craig alan, slide in range
craig alan, slide in range, home hope: Ann, It depends on how much clear space you have below drop in range. If you have a room a local shop can manufacture a drawer. Keep in mind they may not be able to match your existing cabinets for door style and color. I would take a door to shop...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bathroom countertop, marble and granite, bathroom vanity
marble and granite, bathroom vanity, countertop: Hi Michelle Sorry to say that but your marble will never shine anymore, unless you republish the whole top. Marble is so fragile and porous that some Chemicals can really damage the marble, the difference between marble and granite is that granite can...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Does breakfast bar need supports?, granite supplier, granite company
granite supplier, granite company, sink holes: Ok, well as for sealers, there are alot out there. You want a good quality brand, not the hardware store brand. Go to a stone supplier in your area and use what they sell, some I like are Miracle Impregnater Pro (I know Miracle sounds cheezy, but it is good...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Convention Microwave Venting, caloric gas range, vent hood
caloric gas range, vent hood, rectangular holes: Max, I don t think the ducting is so much a fire hazard. I do however, think it needs to be fixed. You do not want to fill wall up with smoke and grease. This could create long term odors in house and could possibly draw bugs and rodents. Hope...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Corian Backsplash Removal, ceramic tiles, countertop
ceramic tiles, countertop, silicone: Hi You can easily remove the backsplash if it is separated from the countertop, sometimes corian backsplash is attached on the countertop, but if you think it is not your case you can remove it, just go easy or you can damage your wall, they may have some...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Corner sink cabinet and Undermount Sink, answer homework questions, base cabinets
answer homework questions, base cabinets, sink base: Hi Rayna, A Sink Base 36 Left Cabinet should hold your sink easily. According to your sink measurements of the sink you should not have to modify the cabinet to achieve your goal. I have looked at the Cad drawing of the SBA 36 on the Kraft Maid Site...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: ceiling fixtures, directio, inadequate response
directio, inadequate response, satisfactory answer: Okay, Q #1; Well ultimately you will most likely find romex, or the wires leading to what was originally there. There will not be a box as you mentioned because depending on the type of cannister, the elec junction is part of the cannister. So, do you have...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: counter top, laminate counter top, back answer
laminate counter top, back answer, lowe s: Oh that s ok, just take your time, make the initial cut, then make whatever adjustment to the saw that needs making, then finish the cut. You will have to make a little cut on the back underside corner to clean up the main cut, right? That back splash...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: customize shower, craig alan, leak proof
craig alan, leak proof, bathrom: Chris, I would not think this possible as the walls will not be water tight above shower pan level(about 4 - 8 above floor). In order to achieve desired finished project you will have to install a tub. Sorry. Craig Alan Berberich KitchenProject@aol.co...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: cutting kitchen laminate countertop post form backsplash, laminate countertop, kitchen laminate
laminate countertop, kitchen laminate, craig alan: Diane, If I understand properly, your top is too long by 3/8 to 1/2 inch. If this is correct, the best remedy is to remove top to cut down and recap end. I know you would prefer to leave in place, however, you will have a hard time making a good cut...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Double Ovens in the Peninsula, double ovens, reputable brand
double ovens, reputable brand, thermador: Hi Mary, Ok, I am assuming of course, but are you talking about installing two single ovens side by side. If you are cooking directly above them, a range seems like the natural choice. They come as a double oven with a variety of cook top configurations....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Over range microwave, lg over the range microwave, scratches
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Over range microwave, lg over the range microwave, scratches

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Gap Filler, gap fillers, even surfaces
gap fillers, even surfaces, gap filler: Hi I m sorry, but I never saw a Z filler, always a flat T filler. Is there any possibility to move one of the pieces closer to the stove, If you have a small piece after the stove you can unscrew the cabinet and move the cabinet until you close the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Granite Installation, granite kitchen counters, granite fabricator
granite kitchen counters, granite fabricator, granite installation: Betty, I am sorry you are having this experience. If you had faucet selected prior to granite template you should not be hearing anything. It is between designer and granite company. At my company we provide granite fabricator with template for faucet...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite, granite slab, granite tops
granite slab, granite tops, wood molding: Hi John Unfortunately some old cabinets is not even and it s necessary to shim the granite to be level, but if the gap is too big you may consider call a carpenter to fix the cabinets, any ways if you have already install the granite, don t worry about...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite counter tops, base cabinet, surface areas
base cabinet, surface areas, cutting boards: Hi Denis, When measuring and installing counter top material the installer has to measure and install the total square footage needed to cover the entire base cabinet surface, Including all sink and range surface areas because the top material is made...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Installation of marble tile countertop, marble tile countertop, marble tiles
marble tile countertop, marble tiles, porcelain tile: Hi Mike I ll say you did everything correct, but marble is such a trick installation, they usually is not even, and the best thing is use is 1/8 trowel, and not put a lot of thin set. so you can work better to try to make all the tiles even, and never make...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installation of kitchen wall cabinets, drywall screws, drive screws
drywall screws, drive screws, melamine particleboard: Hi Sandy, I understand your situation perfectly and I do not have any sympathy for installers that try to fool you like that. In the first place you absolutely do not use drywall screws to install kitchen wall or base cabinets. All good installers...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing formica laminate, smooth edge, straight edges
smooth edge, straight edges, degree angle: Hi Jim, Factory edges are best to Butt together, However you will need a good file to clean up of smooth the edges to make a good looking seam. You must hold your fire at an exact 90 degree angle and apply light pressure on the file to get a smooth...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Laminate Countertops, laminate countertops, backsplash
laminate countertops, backsplash, drywall: Hi Nikki, Any time you remove a full back splash from drywall you will pull some of the paper facing off of the drywall because the glue is stuck to it. There are no chemicals available to help in this process that I know of. If you work slowly...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: marble countertop, marble countertop, marble tops
marble countertop, marble tops, curling iron: Hi Allison, Marble tops are forgiving tops. You may have to call a counter top shop in your area and have them come out and sand the burn out of your top but the burn will come out and you will not have to replace your top. You need to call a company...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: mount microwave, counter top, botton
counter top, botton, good question: Hi Michelle, I don t know that any brand that I ve come across has an advantage of a Better under counter mounting set up? I think most people just set the microwave on the counter top in this situation, as in this instance as after the microwave...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: mounting granite, granite counter top, mounting brackets
granite counter top, mounting brackets, small apartment: Hi Debby, Any time real Granite has to be cut you need to have a professional do it for you. They have all of the correct tools and equipment to cut it with out any mistakes thus saving you money in replacement costs. When you call to get the cost...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replace stove, splash guard, 1000 words
splash guard, 1000 words, countertops: Hello Again Fred, Hmmm... My inclination is to say you probably will be just fine, unorthodox, but ok. But, I would like to see a couple quick pictures if you can send me some. There are so many variables to cover, that a picture can say 1000...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing bathroom vanity top, craig alan, bathroom vanity
craig alan, bathroom vanity, cultured marble: Kim, You have several options that are not too expensive. You can go to your local home center. They will have a variety of laminate and cultured marble tops. Typically these can be done by do it yourself customers with basic skills. Hope this helps,...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Over range microwave, microwave over the range, wall cabinet
microwave over the range, wall cabinet, space saver: Hi Bonnie, Most Space saver microwaves are around 12 tall, In that area. If you had one mounted up against your wall cabinet you would have around 16 left over to your cooking surface which should give you plenty of space let over for pots on your...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: recently installed countertops, quartz material, hard material
quartz material, hard material, overhang: Hi Trish Yes it s possible to round the corners after the countertop installed, you should see it before the installers was left, so now you need to call then to come and round the corners for you, it my take less then 1 hour to do, but ask then to use...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Shower tile question, proper safety gear, shower tile
proper safety gear, shower tile, flexible blade: Paul, There are a few chemical options, however, they are very dangerous and typically require a rebreather. I would suggest going to local home center and renting a Hilti demo hammer with flexible blade. This will limit damage to concrete but still...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Sink holes drilled off-center in granite, necessary holes, plumbing store
necessary holes, plumbing store, sized holes: You are doing fine, it is pretty typical, no one thinks to learn much about it, then they realize how sort of complicated the whole thing is. As for a warranty, there is no industry standard, certainly they should stand behind their work, it is a very competitive...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: over the stove top microwave, craig alan, range hoods
craig alan, range hoods, ge model: Kathy, The GE over the range (OTR) you described is a normal size. Keep in mind most range hoods also project beyond the face of the cabinets. The reason for the OTR doing this is two fold. 1) This is your ventilation and needs to be able to move...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: support legs for bar, kitchen island legs, wall paneling
kitchen island legs, wall paneling, groove wood: Hi Tracye, Your walls have 2 X 4 Studs under the wall paneling to attach wall brackets too. I have never been a big fan of legs under a bar because it gives too many places to trip and make you fall. I am wondering if you could put screws into the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Tile Backsplash, tile backsplash, best wishes
tile backsplash, best wishes, hallway: Hi, I m not sure after reading your question over a few times I really understand exactly whats going on. But here are a couple general thoughts on the subject. The tile could stop at the end of the counter. You would use a bullnoseed tile to form...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Tile repair, soap dish, soap dishes
soap dish, soap dishes, tile repair: This is a great question, and one most people would think is a problem, because when you look at the dish it appears to be cut into the tiles. Actually, when you remove the dish, what you most likly to find is that there is a 4x4 raised edge on the back,...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: travatine backsplash, fiberglass cement board, granite countertop
fiberglass cement board, granite countertop, knockdown finish: Hi The best thing to use is cement board, but you can use plywood if you want, just make sure you spread a even coat of thin set, you can use those pre mixed waterproof thin-set they come in buckets, really easy to use. You can start your tile flush...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: uba tuba granite crack, uba tuba granite, granite countertops
uba tuba granite, granite countertops, razor blades: Hi Michelle Crack is reparable, but it will always be noticeable, what you need is epoxy or polyurethane, color ( to match the stone), razor blades to apply the epoxy. I ll be honesty with you, is better to pay $600.00 for it, because you need to have skills...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Want New cabinets but want to keep existing granite, Cabinets, Kitchen
Cabinets, Kitchen: Hi Lisa, Good news and bad news... Bad news first... typically, if not in every case, replacing the cabinets while keeping a granite counter top is impossible. The stone is glued to the plywood subsurface, and the subsurface is screwed to the cabinets...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Backsplash or no backsplash?, granite countertop, tile backsplash
granite countertop, tile backsplash, water barrier: Hello there You can do both ways, I prefer to have only the tile instead of have the granite backsplash and on top the tile. Without the granite countertop you have more space to do any kind of design on the tile. There s no problem to have tile backsplash...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Bath countertop, culture marble, countertop material
culture marble, countertop material, cultured marble: Christine, Your choices for an integrated sink in bathroom in white is as you indicated: Solid Surface (Corian, Fountainhead, HiMacs, Gibraltar, Avonite, etc.) or Cultured Marble. They are both very good, however they are two different price points....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Bathtub installed without a trap, sewer gases, sewer pipes
sewer gases, sewer pipes, p trap: Anna, I would consult a local plumber. You need to have a p trap to keep sewer gases from coming into home. It is possible the p trap is below what you can see, depending on the construction of your home. A plumber will be certain to install to...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Beveled edge countertop, laminate countertop, dark edge
laminate countertop, dark edge, edge band: Hi Buddy, When you cut the matching strip of laminate to put on top of the beveled edge that you cut on the counter top, you file 45 degree angles on both edges of the back of the strip that you will stick to the beveled edge that you cut on the tops....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: base of cabinets, kitchen cabinets, toe kick
kitchen cabinets, toe kick, ceramic tile: Hi Fran, Thank you for the picture it does help. I am surprised that your cabinet installers did not furnish the quarter round molding needed to cover this gap between the toe kick and the floor. The company that made your cabinets does make a matching...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: What is the best Quartz countertop thickness to use?, caesar stone, caeserstone
caesar stone, caeserstone, kitchen countertops: Hi There Caesar stone is a really strong material, more than granite, so you can use both of the thickness, I personally prefer 3cm, look much better on the counter, anyway you can still use 2cm and have a nice laminated edge, this will cost you more than...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: broken granite island slab, plywood underlayment, granite type
plywood underlayment, granite type, granite company: Hi there Don t waste your time trying to resolve yourself, this is a really delicate matter and needs a professional advice, call a local granite company and ask for a free evaluation of the job, but I m concerning the problem is not with the granite but...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Ceramic tile flooring restoration, ceramic tile flooring, flooring restoration
ceramic tile flooring, flooring restoration, homedepot: Hello All depend of the material, if it s glazed ceramic it may be able to be repaired, but if the scratches took the paint off it ll not be possible to repair, Theres some resin that you apply on the tile to fill the scratch and restore the shine, you...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Changing a kitchen sink faucet on a granite countertop, granite countertop, flexible hose
granite countertop, flexible hose, faucet: Hi Jeff, Changing a faucet on a Granite top can be tricky because Granite will crack under too much pressure of a faucet being installed too tight. You will need to buy new tools to remove the faucet. It may be more beneficial to contact Elkay...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Counter Top Material Suggestions, homdepot, quality granite
homdepot, quality granite, base cabinets: Hi there The market is really slow right now so the granite companies is a little be desperate, so if you shop around you can find stone for $45.00 sq, this is a very good price, also you may find some companies offering granite for $35 or $39, be careful...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: choosing the right saw blade for the job, carbide blade, crosscut
carbide blade, crosscut, formica: Hi Rubye, There Are two types of saw blades. Cross Cut which is made to cut across the grain of lumber and Rip blades which are made to cut the length of the grain of lumber. In this case of cutting man made material with out a grain it does not...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: convection micromave installation, convection microwave oven, pot holders
convection microwave oven, pot holders, remodeling project: Hi David, I have never seen an industry standard height for a built in microwave oven. I believe and I have installed them at the height the customer wanted them to be installed how ever I gathered this information prior to building and installing the cabinets....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Drilling / cutting formica counter top, glue removal, laminated plastic
glue removal, laminated plastic, inch hole: Hi Dave, In your place I would call a professional out to do this for you especially if this color of laminate has been discontinued. Laminated plastic is not easy to work with and I know we professionals make it look easy but that comes from years of constant...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Drywall, greenboard, backerboard or plywood, glass tile backsplash, ceramic tile flooring
glass tile backsplash, ceramic tile flooring, wood frame construction: Hi Audrey, When ever possible I use plywood on the wall. For question Number two You do not want to put flooring under the cabinets that are already installed. You will want to reinstall your cabinets the way they were and cut you new flooring up to the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: dishwasher/garbage disposal, garbage disposal, washing dishes
garbage disposal, washing dishes, kids today: Hi Kathleen, You dishwasher drain is connected directly to the disposal. So when you run water in the disposal naturally the water is going to run to the lowest point in the drain in this case to the floor under the dishwasher. So you need to not use...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: electrical outlets on kitchen island, ceramic tile, flex cable
ceramic tile, flex cable, kitchen island: Hi Rayna, If your electrician is licensed to do the work he should know all of the electrical codes for safely running the wiring to your Island properly. If you want more than one outlets in your Island he may put a junction box under the cabinet...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Beveled edge countertop, home depot, website www
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Beveled edge countertop, home depot, website www

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: broken granite island slab, granite company, free evaluation
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: broken granite island slab, granite company, free evaluation, good luck

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Counter Top Material Suggestions, mold and mildew, medium grade
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Counter Top Material Suggestions, mold and mildew, medium grade, radon gas

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing a faucet into a granite countertop, plastic nut, home depot
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing a faucet into a granite countertop, plastic nut, home depot, stem length

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: laminate backsplash, contact cement, splashes
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: laminate backsplash, contact cement, splashes, countertops

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Marble or Granite, marbles, type pattern
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Marble or Granite, marbles, type pattern

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Removing Hard water stains from granite, steam irons, copper brass
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Removing Hard water stains from granite, steam irons, copper brass, terrazzo

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: removing wall tile & thinset, lath and plaster, screw job
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: removing wall tile & thinset, lath and plaster, screw job, drywall

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Granite Chip Repair., granite counter top, granite company
granite counter top, granite company, craig alan: Bill, I would contact local granite company. The dremel typically is not strong enough to make good polish on edge. Better to let professional perform repair. This is also important due to proximity of sink. Craig Alan Berberich KitchenProject@aol.co...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Granite countertop height matching slide in range, granite countertop, countertop height
granite countertop, countertop height, sensa granite: Joe, If you have already tried adjusting legs there is not much to do except try and conceal issue with some small pieces of granite to fill in gap. I am not that familiar with Electrolux appliances, but do know that a few manufactures will allow the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite counters, granite and marble, granite company
granite and marble, granite company, granite counters: Bob, There is a Midwest granite group, of which I am not a member. I do find it unlikely they would accept the 1/2 short top, unless other circumstance called for it, as previously discussed. I am not one that can determine compensation. When I am...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite counters, kitchen counter tops, granite counters
kitchen counter tops, granite counters, granites: Hi Those is such a beautiful granite, and yes require sealer at least once a year, but this is not a big deal, sealer the granite is really simple, is like clean the granite. Granite is a strong material, stain resistant, but needs to be hydrate and the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite countertops, granite countertops, field measurement
granite countertops, field measurement, stainless steel sink: Hi Susan If you don t like the way that it look ,you need to ask the fabricators to bring a new piece for you, because they was supposed to also take the sink with then, not only the template! When you have the sink at the shop, you can check if the cut-out...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite countertops, hole drilled in the wrong place, granite tops, granite countertops
granite tops, granite countertops, soap dispenser: Hi Lisa, I would call the counter top shops in your area that make granite tops and ask each one for advice on this subject. You can tell by talking to them which ones you believe to be truthful. There ought to be something that could be done to correct...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite hardener, marble institute of america, granite counter tops
marble institute of america, granite counter tops, granite countertops: Hi Kirby, There is a matte finish sealer for Granite Counter tops. If you call Granquartz at 1 800 458-6222 they will be able to tell you about it. Another great source would be Marble Institute of America their number is 1 440 250-9222 I wish...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing a faucet into a granite countertop, granite countertop, thick deck
granite countertop, thick deck, faucet: Hi Joey, Depending on the faucet and the manufacturer there are kits available to help with this problem. There is a thick Deck Mounting kit available on certain models of faucets. These kits are not available on all models. When you run into this...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Countertop Problem, laminate countertop, new faucet
laminate countertop, new faucet, kitchen countertop: LOL! I know how you feel! :-) Well, that is your culprit, the water getting in the cab is doing the damage, water travels in funny patterns, look closely, and keep everything tight, an you won t have this issue any longer I hope. Let me know, ok?...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen counter-top / bar, home improvement center, home depot stores
home improvement center, home depot stores, base cabinets: Hi Mike, There are books for sale at all Lowe s and Home Depot stores that cover framing of all kinds with pictures as well. I have bought some of them through the years as I needed them. What you want is not difficult to build. It will require setting...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen cabinets/granite countertop, granite countertop, countertop installation
granite countertop, countertop installation, craig alan: Joe, All the cabinets should be built the same height. That being said, you should shim below to the highest spot on the floor so all the cabinets are level with each other. This will prevent you from trapping your dishwasher and also assure your range...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen countertop re-design, gas cooktop, kitchen countertop
gas cooktop, kitchen countertop, surface unit: Hi Charlene, If I understand you question correctly You want to replace your surface cooktop with a new stove and oven combination. In the process you will not be using your built in oven any more either. So you want to install a free standing stove...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Lighting, laminate countertop, xenon lighting
laminate countertop, xenon lighting, voltage halogen: I like whats known as T Track. It uses low voltage halogen lights, you place the transformer on top of the uppers or in a obscure spot, they can be a variety of brightnesses, and you can space out the bulbs, or move them if something changes on the counter...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Lighting, xenon lighting, laminate countertop
xenon lighting, laminate countertop, craig alan: Scott, When I am trying to highlight splash area and still maintain task light, I prefer to use Xenon strip or track lighting. This is placed behing light rail so it is not seen. Since it is at the front edge of cabinet it will give full coverage to splash...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: laminate backsplash, laminate countertops, back splashes
laminate countertops, back splashes, liquid nails: Sherry, Typically these splashes are installed using either liquid nails or adhesive caulk. The adhesive is applied to back of splash and pressed into place on top. The adhesive attaches to wall, not the countertop. When doing this you will need to apply...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: laminate backsplash, glass mosaic tile, slow deliberation
glass mosaic tile, slow deliberation, craig alan: Beth, If the splash was installed using adhesive caulk, a pry bar and slow deliberation action will remove. In some cases the splash is screwed to the top from the bottom, this is a little harder to remove. Using 1 , if it has a backing you can go over...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Marble or Granite, granite marble, granite countertops
granite marble, granite countertops, porous material: Hi there The most common Stone for a kitchen is granite, marble is a porous material so is not recommended for the kitchen, but some people like marble as well for kitchen, so it s hard for me to say what is the material, do you have pictures? Please let...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: microhood venting, kenmore microhood, drywall work
kenmore microhood, drywall work, craig alan: Paul, Most microwave hoods can be either recirculating or vented out. You typically have to remove two screws and rotate the fan mechanism towards the ducting. You will need to run duct work into wall to outside. This is a weekend project because...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Particual board back splash, particle board, thin bead
particle board, thin bead, caulk: Hi Bill, When you remove the laminate, the particle board will come apart. You will see what I mean when you remove it. You may be able to repair the damage in the particle board if it is not too severe. You will not know until you remove the laminate....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: plumbing, copper pipes, department of health and environmental control
copper pipes, department of health and environmental control, nieghbours: Hi Wendy, Cleaning the mod out of your basement will definitely help your problem, however in your place I would contact the water department and have them test your water to see if there is something that they can do to further clear up your problem....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Raising countertop to allow for Dishwasher height, top installers, base cabinets
top installers, base cabinets, tight fit: Hi Brenda, If your dishwasher fit is that tight I would call a cabinet making shop in your area and let them do this for you after the existing tops have been removed. Often Granite top installers are only interested in installing your tops only. You...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Removing Hard water stains from granite, calcium lime rust remover, removing hard water stains
calcium lime rust remover, removing hard water stains, hard water stains: I have had very good results with a product called CLR? Calcium Lime Rust Remover It is available in most stores. Clean the area with the CLR, then rinse it with water immediately. then I would purchase a quality sealer and apply it too. Home...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Removing Self Rimming Sink from Granite Countertop, granite countertop, razor blade
granite countertop, razor blade, wood shims: Hi there PLEASE! don t use razor blade, you can easily get hurt, instead of razor blade you can use putty Knife, just scrape all the silicone off and use couple wood shims, one each side of the sink just to make sure if you drop the sink the wood shims...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: removing wall tile & thinset, cement plaster, wood lath
cement plaster, wood lath, thinset mortar: Hi Terry, Most installations in that time frame either used a wood lath or wire lath stapled to the wall studs and the thinset mortar was troweled over the lath material to form a smooth substraight to stick the ceramic tile too. If you have a plaster...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Silestone, visible appearance, silestone
visible appearance, silestone, edge band: Hi Rayna, The regular thickness for Silestone is 3 Centimeters thick which is about 1 & 1/8 thick. Any thinner than that will be less stable if you decide to install a cast iron sink or a disposal. Also you will not be able to have as many choices in...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Sink replacement, plumbing question, question board
plumbing question, question board, undermount sink: Hi Peggy, I can not answer your question because I have never tried to install an undermount sink. that is out of my area of expertise. There is a plumbing question board on this site that can help with this question. I wish you well, Va...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: silestone corners, square corners, overhang
square corners, overhang, countertop: Hi Susan To have a square corner you need to let the fabricators know on the time of the template, because is never recommended to have square corners, so the standard is to rounded to avoid accidents. Now I don t thing that is possible to have square corners,...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Tiling a previously vinyl floor, hard tile, installing tile
hard tile, installing tile, particle board: Hi Beverly, If you are installing a hard tile like Ceramic Tile you can use some of the Thin Set Mortar To smooth out the particle board. If you are referring to tile like a Vinyl floor you can use a floor patch to smooth over the rough places. I...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: How to do with the wall between the ranghood and stove, cement board, tile wall
cement board, tile wall, tile design: Hi Annie I believe try to find the same granite is not the best idea, because granite been natural is really hard to find the exactly same color and also you ll have a seam on the piece, so I think that will be the best to do a nice tile design, doesn t...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Caeserstone crack repair, caesar stone, caesarstone
caesar stone, caesarstone, barbeque area: Hi there Caesar stone is stronger than granite but granite will resist more the heat, I m not sure if was the heat that crack your stone, anyway it can be repaired, you ll need to have epoxy flowing I know a good website that you can find it and also...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Dishwasher/hardwood problem, plastic shims, craig alan
plastic shims, craig alan, new appliances: DJR, Not knowing how much more room you require I will offer two suggestions, one very inexpensive and the other, about $500. 1) Instead of adjusting feet to lowest position, remove them completely. If you need to level use plastic shims. This should...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Drawer pull sizes, knobs and pulls, kitchen cabinets
knobs and pulls, kitchen cabinets, drawer fronts: Hi Milded, I have installed allot of cabinet hardware in my career of all types including knobs and pulls of every description. If your preference is pulls over knobs and pulls then I would select a 3 long for your doors and a 6 long pull for your...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Caeserstone crack repair, repair kit
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Caeserstone crack repair, repair kit

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing floating cabinetry, nora nora, quality cabinets
nora nora, quality cabinets, craig alan: Nora, Sorry for the delay, was out of town. Floating cabinets are popular. Keep in mind studs are typically located on 16 on center, so most vanities will cover more than one stud. Mounting of floating cabinets should have have mounting strips built...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen laminate replacement, kitchen laminate, coarse grit
kitchen laminate, coarse grit, contact cement: Hi Laurie, I have never attempted this myself because the second layer of laminate will only stick as tight as the first layer will allow. If you attempt this and the first layer comes loose then both layers will have to be removed. I have heard of...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen remodel, craig alan, berberich
craig alan, berberich, thinset: Cindy, I typically will install flooring prior to cabinets (with exception of wood floors) so I can level cabinets from the finished floor. This will also make flooring job easier and quicker. Good luck with your project. Have great day. Craig...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen sink flanges, oxyclean, kitchen sink
oxyclean, kitchen sink, faucet: Hi Jon, There is no on the shelf sealer to protect copper at all. There may be a company in your area that can apply a sealer on the copper to help protect it from tarnishing. Look in your yellow pages for a company that can help with this project. ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Laminate install, window casing, side cutters
window casing, side cutters, kitchen countertops: Hi Tom, If you currently have a one piece top meaning the back splash, the top and the front edge band made in one piece you will need to replace the top,& the decking as well. If you have the back splash the top and the front edge band in three different...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: where do I leave my countertop at, tile setter, bottom back
tile setter, bottom back, overhang: Hi Don, You will need to scribe your counter top to fit the out of plumb wall. This way your over hang in the front will be even and the top will fit the wall in the back. Then your tile setter can set the back splash on top of the counter tops back splash....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Mosaic Backsplash on Drywall, glass tile backsplash, mosaic backsplash
glass tile backsplash, mosaic backsplash, lowe s: Hi Ryan, The Best thing to do in this case would be to cut out the dry wall altogether and replace it with Either a 1/2 thick sheets of concrete board or plywood to attach your back splash too. My personal preference would be wonder board. You can find...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: measuring for an undermount sink, sink base, edge width
sink base, edge width, base cabinet: Hi Kerstin, Your sink base cabinet is a little more narrow than a standard sink base cabinet. In this case I would look for a sink that would fit your cabinet size to avoid any problems. The Granite top shop will be most helpful with this decision as well....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: New Floor/Old Cabinets, vinyl flooring, crow bars
vinyl flooring, crow bars, toe kick: Hi Ashley, I am guessing you are talking about a layer of that is thinner than normal like a piece 1/4 thick under the Vinyl flooring. In any event you will need a reciprocating saw to cut the plywood from next to the toe kick of the cabinets. To remove...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Offset Sink & Garbage Disposal, kitchen remodelling, craig alan
kitchen remodelling, craig alan, garbage disposal: JoAnne, I suggest disposer be put on sink side you use the most. Your personal habits will determine best location. If you think you will use prep sink daily more than large side for cleaning of dishes etc. then place on prep side. If you use prep...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: OTR CFM's, otr microwave, cfms
otr microwave, cfms, appliance company: Hi Roy, The ideal amount of space between the stove top and the microwave is about 18 inches. Different manufacturers make OTR microwaves many different sizes. Call an appliance company in your area for help on this question. They are trained to know...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Remodeling counter top want to resuse material, plastic laminate material, edge band
plastic laminate material, edge band, counter top: Hi Melinda, The counter top can be cut to what ever you want in length. An edge band can be cut and reinstalled to cover the raw edge left from the cut. In your place I would hire a professional to do this for you because you only get one chance to get...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: over the range microwave, otr microwave, top screws
otr microwave, top screws, leverage point: Sebelia, All the OTR Microwave hoods I have seen are mounted via rear bracket and top screws. I have never seen one with only rear support. I am not sure it would be feasible with the weight and the leverage point of the unit. You may want to contact...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Splash Guard, tile floors, kitchen cabinets
tile floors, kitchen cabinets, paint store: Hi Elisabeth, The area that you are referring to is called the Toe kick . I have seen cabinets in this condition myself and it depends on if you want to refinish the toe kick to match the rest of the cabinets, of if you want to go another route like putting...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: tiling a kitchen floor - before or after the cabinets are installed?, new cabinets, hi matthew
new cabinets, hi matthew, kitchen floor: Hi Matthew, Whether you put your floor down first or not depends on what type of floor you want to use and just how much out of level your current floor is. When new cabinets are installed they most of the time have to be leveled and plumbed on installation...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Undermount Sink with Slate Tile Countertops?, solid surface countertop, tile countertop
solid surface countertop, tile countertop, slate tile: Shannon, I would not use an undermount sink with slate tile. That being said, you can purchase a tile in sink. Kohler has a variety. They will be flush with top, so you have no leak concerns. They also have square edges so it is an easy install for...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: undermount sink, tile kitchen, time hope
tile kitchen, time hope, kitchen counter: Merre, In a tile top, you need to use a tile in sink, not undermount. This is something that needs to be done during manufacture of top. I would be concerned about leaking trying to do it after the fact. I would recommend against using anything other...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: we have no vent in kitchen, vent pipes, bosch appliances
vent pipes, bosch appliances, vent fan: Hello, As a rule on the back and or top of all microwaves there are knock outs for attaching vent pipes to vent the exhaust fumes and smoke to the out side of your home either through an upper cabinet or through an exterior wall to the out side. you will...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: wood veneer, south padre island, wood veneer
south padre island, wood veneer, google search: Hi William, I have never had any experience with laminating cabinets with any real wood veneer. I did a google search for exotic wood veneer and got several pages of veneer companies that make real wood veneer. If you plan to redo your doors and drawer...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Attaching Island cabinet, floor tile, subfloor
floor tile, subfloor, granite: Hi Vernessa, How the island is attached to the floor all depends on what the subfloor is made of. Is is wood or concrete? Have a cabinet installer come out to your house for on site help on how to properly install you Center island. I wish you...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: backsplash from slate shingles?, slate backsplash, slate shingles
slate backsplash, slate shingles, kitchen renovation: Hi It good sometimes to challenge ourselves. How can I say it, if your husband have a natural talent I m sure he will come out wit some great idea, to make the slat looks nice, just apply a coat of oil base sealer or any stone color enhance, about the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Countertop Edge, laminate countertops, edge bands
laminate countertops, edge bands, edge band: Hi Tom, You will have a much nicer look if you use Red Oak edge band on the front and side of your counter tops, then laminate the edge bands and top as you did before. Then take a router and a 45 degree bevel bit and set it to cut the bevel about 1/4...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: changing from slide-in to freestanding in an island, metal fabrication shop, freestanding range
metal fabrication shop, freestanding range, slide in range: Hi Karen, Depending on what you counter tops are made out of, and the color is still available, a quality counter top maker/installer can make the back and side splashes to cover the back of your new range. If you do not have one already I suggest that...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: cutting rolled backsplash, formica counter top, buggering
formica counter top, buggering, handsaw: Hi Thomas, When I would install a new cook top,range etcetera I always got the rough opening diagram to be sure that the rough opening was cut correctly. They come with the new appliance. Follow the rough opening diagram for your stove as not to cut the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Flooring, base cabinets, toe kick
base cabinets, toe kick, door casings: Hi Kim In Canada, You will definitely need to trim the flooring to fit next to the toe kick. you will need to leave at least 1/4 to 3/8 from the toe kick to the flooring to allow for expansion of the flooring. When the flooring is completely installed...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Freestanding stove edge, granite countertops, rubber molding
granite countertops, rubber molding, new home builders: Hi Lorna, Call the stoves manufacturer to see what they have available for this project. You should call the builder and have them correct this problem. That is what they get paid for to correct the mistakes in a new home. Builders let too many little...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: changing from slide-in to freestanding in an island, slide in range, attractive option
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: changing from slide-in to freestanding in an island, slide in range, attractive option, time energy

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Freestanding stove edge, pipe insulation, foam pipe
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Freestanding stove edge, pipe insulation, foam pipe, friction

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: floating trash can cabinet, trash cans, plastic trash
trash cans, plastic trash, quality cabinet: Hi Tara, It makes sense that something that gets as much use as these pull out trash cans,can get out of adjustment over a period of time. It is hard to pin point the exact problem causing this to happen. I suggest that you contact a quality cabinet...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite problem, resin surface, granite installation
resin surface, granite installation, resin coating: You just need to use the resin is you see some small holes or fixture on the granite, the resin will cover all imperfections and will prepare the granite for the polishing process, it should end the same shiny and look of the rest of the granite, this is only...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Installing new counters to abut current sink, countertops
countertops: Nancy, I will assume that you are going to purchase post-form plastic laminate tops, the least expensive top, easy to install and are sold at home centers (i.e. Lowe s). You must use a carbide blade on a circular saw that is recommended (at least a 24 tooth)...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Installing Plywood Walls - Kitchen, styrofoam insulation, inch plywood
styrofoam insulation, inch plywood, drylock: Hi Gary, The safest thing to do for your protection and peace of mind is to call your local building inspection department in your area and ask about what the building code requirements are for your project in your area. They will be the best contact...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing my current micro above stove, cupboard space, unit space
cupboard space, unit space, hi mary: Hi Mary, Microwaves that sit on the counter top will not work as a space saver unit because it will be very hard to make a bracket to support this unit. Space saver microwaves have come down in price to allow more people to be able to purchase them....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing wine cooler and a narrow base cabinet, wood chisel, thick plywood
wood chisel, thick plywood, nail punch: You will need a 16 oz claw hammer, a small trim flat pry bar (some call it a baby wonder bar ), a 3/4 wood chisel, a finish nail set (and/or a small diameter nail punch), an utility knife, and a small piece of quarter inch thick plywood or other cushion...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing wine cooler and a narrow base cabinet, granite slab, load bearing wall
granite slab, load bearing wall, top installers: Hello Again, Most all wall studs are 16 on center, which means that there usually will be 13& 1/2 between each wall stud. Now if the wall in question is in fact a load bearing wall which means that the roof supports are attached to the top plate of the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Cabinet, berberich, kitchen cabinet
berberich, kitchen cabinet, variables: Alex, There are too many variables as to which is a better style for your needs. That being said, I typically advise my clients to select what they prefer. Both, if done properly, will give you a lifetime a good wear. Wish I could be more specific....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen countertop, kitchen countertop, fiberglass resin
kitchen countertop, fiberglass resin, design on a dime: Sandie. I can only surmise that you are inquiring about a polyester or fiberglass resin product. There are paint on products that contain resin based mixes (usually sprayed on), but most are not DIY friendly. If your countertop is made with plastic laminate...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Laminate Kitchen counter top, kitchen counter top, double layers
kitchen counter top, double layers, counter tops: Hi John, I have never encouraged putting a second layer of laminate over an existing layer, because if you do and the first layer is loose any where the second layer will come loose as well. I never installed double layers my self because I could not...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: laminate countertop/sealant, laminate countertop, grade plywood
laminate countertop, grade plywood, particle board: Hi Joe, Most sub-straights used to adhere laminates too now are made out of melamine board or particle board which soak up moisture like a sponge. These products will need to be sealed to keep them from crumbling apart at the first drop of water especially...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Micro Wave Oven, spray foam insulation, micro wave oven
spray foam insulation, micro wave oven, vent pipe: Hi Dan, I have found that using a Spray Foam insulation around the vent pipe starting in the attic where the pipe comes through the ceiling into the attic seals out either cold or hot air. The spray foam expands when sprayed and forms an excellent bond...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: metal kitchen cabinets, homer formby, metal kitchen cabinets
homer formby, metal kitchen cabinets, old paint: Hi Tina, When stripping off old painted surfaces I like to use Homer Formby s Painter remover. It does a great job and it is easy to use. Just follow the instructions on the can for best results. When you have the paint completely stripped, be sure...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing and overmounted sink with undermounted, corian countertops, marble dust
corian countertops, marble dust, porcelain sink: Hi It will not be possible with corian, this material is plastic with marble dust, and it need to be prepared at the fabrication shop, so it will not be possible to do a smooth edge cut-out for the new sink. Fabiano Silva www.RevolutionGranite.com ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing Undermount Sink with Self-Rimming Sink on Granite, granite countertop, granite slab
granite countertop, granite slab, stainless steel sink: Sorry for the delay to answer your question it s possible to change the sink, but if the cast iron sink is also undermount it can not be attached on the granite like the stainless steel, you will need to build a support on the cabinet to rest the sink on...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: removing marble walls, marble shower, marble walls
marble shower, marble walls, cultured marble: Hi Anne, I have never had any actual experience installing or removing a Marble Shower surround. Your best bet would be to call a company in your area that does the installs for the best results. These companies also make cultured marble counter tops as...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: repairing tile on countertop, cracked tiles, color texture
cracked tiles, color texture, thinset: Hi If you have a small budge right now I recommend you just to fix the tiles that need to be replaced. it s simple, and most of the cement will be removed with the tile, but that is not a problem, you just need to fill it again with cement or waterproof...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: replace sink in granite, sinks
sinks: Diane, It is possible to replace an undermount sink, though the job can be tough. Cast iron sinks are very heavy. Before you consider the job you must find a replacement sink that is the same size as the existing unit. Sinks come in all sizes but if your...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: resin for granite, granite products, resin
granite products, resin, buff: I buy all my granite products at www.regentstoneproducts.com Try this product http://www.regentstoneproducts.com/item_detail2.aspx?ItemCode=SUPACRYLADH This resin is only to be used if you have any small fixtures, holes or cracks, if your stone is smooth...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Sealent for granite countertop, granite countertop, sealent
granite countertop, sealent, soap and water: Hello Bruce Happy New Year You need to use any water base sealer for natural stone, do not use OIL BASE sealers, Home Depot is not the best sealer but it will help to protect your stone. Directions Apply with a clean cloth spread evenly on the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Securing a dishwasher to a silestone countertop, masonry screws, silestone countertops
masonry screws, silestone countertops, granite company: JESUS CHRIST!!!! Do NOT try to make a hole on the stone, the drill after get hot will probable make your stone crack, that s good it didn t happen to you. We have some special clamps that you can glue on the underside of the stone with epoxy. I m not sure...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: salary, cabinets, salaries
cabinets, salaries, salary: Hi Alan, This is a loaded question. Salaries for installers vary from state and it also depends on qualifications of each installer. The more you can do with cabinets the more money you can make. Some companies have set rates that they pay installers....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: self-rimming sink vs. undercounter sink, craig alan, laminate tops
craig alan, laminate tops, sink base: Jim, Self rimming sinks and undermount are not interchangeble. It is hard to say which is better, it is a personal preference. In my own home I have an undermount, however, in my parents home I installed self rimming. Self rimming sinks are typically...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: cabinet handles and knobs, cabinet handles and knobs, knobs and handles
cabinet handles and knobs, knobs and handles, toilet cabinet: Elaine, One handle, either three inches or four should do the job. Two handles on wide drawers is a matter of style and taste. I usually put two handles on drawers 24 or wider. I do mix knobs and handles on cabinets for appearance. I would keep the same...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Drawings, ceiling joist, otr microwave
ceiling joist, otr microwave, grade plywood: Hi Charles, I m glad the drawing is close, and also that it even came through (I haven t used that feature on this site before). Yes, the 3/4 can absolutely be cabinet grade plywood with a finished wood veneer to match the cabinetry. The plywood will...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Granite tile countertop, granite tile countertop, granite tiles
granite tile countertop, granite tiles, wet saws: Frank, You can sand down the edges with a number of methods. A roto-zip type grinder attached, if held steady, will cut the edges and the use a block of wood wrapped with 80 grit or 60# to begin to polish the edge smooth. You jump up to 100# and finish...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: gas line in a new kitchen, odd place, base cabinet
odd place, base cabinet, 9 times out of 10: Hi Roy, I am wondering why the installer ran your gas line in such an odd place as well. 9 times out of 10 the gas line comes out of the floor behind the stove. I would be reluctant to trust a hook up like that myself. If your were to put something in...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS, kitchen countertops, counter top
kitchen countertops, counter top, cutting boards: Hey Don, Yep, this is correct. They have to purchase the material in sheets. The sheets are 144 long by 30 wide. They cutout the section for your stove from the sheet. The material that is cut out from your stove is then used to make you some cutting...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen backsplash, tile distributor, glass tiles
tile distributor, glass tiles, wall cabinets: Hi Cathy, Depending on what the edge of your tile looks like would depend on what you can do to finish the edge of your back splash. For example if the edge of your tile is smooth clear glass you can use the step down method. If the edge is frosted...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Floor Help, floor joists, bearer of bad news
floor joists, bearer of bad news, laminate floor: Hi Cheri, thank you for your question. I m afraid I am going to be the bearer of bad news in this case though - you are in a very sticky situation - and yes, the pun was absolutely intended. The black glue you are referring to is a product commonly called...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen range/microwave question, otr microwave, surface countertop
otr microwave, surface countertop, microhoods: Hi Holly, thank you for your question. I want to address your last question first. OTR microwaves are relatively easy to install in most situations (contrary to the Lowes employee s opinion). I have one in my kitchen, and often recommend them to my clients...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen sink, initial suggestion, sink hole
initial suggestion, sink hole, x22: Hi Joe, thank you for your question. With the sink you are describing, I will assume you have a laminate (aka Formica) countertop. The style of sink with the metal band is not typical anymore. In fact, Kohler is the only company I would know of that still...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: microwave, otr, dishwasher
otr, dishwasher, microwave: Hi Michele, thank you for your question. I need a little bit more information so I can address you question thoroughly. Are you talking about a micro-hood (OTR) with a vent below? Or are you talking about a built-in style microwave? Is your dishwasher...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: moen stopper, wholesale plumbing supplier, gateway supply
wholesale plumbing supplier, gateway supply, wholesale supply: Hello Scott, You best bet is to find a Plumbing Wholesale supply house in your area to handle this problem. Gateway Supply is a great supply house to find what you need They are a wholesale plumbing supplier that will sell to the public. Check you yellow...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: new countertop, oak kitchen cabinets, laminate distributors
oak kitchen cabinets, laminate distributors, laminate tops: Mary, If you are talking about laminate Formica brand and Wilsonart are the two products I like. They both have many colors and styles. I do prefer a mixed color rather than a solid (one color over entire surface) as a patterned effect seems to be...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: new laminate counter tops, contact cement, finger pressure
contact cement, finger pressure, linda linda: Linda, Typically, if what you mean by bubbles is that the laminate has risen or humped up so that finger pressure to the hump or bubble makes the laminate give (move downward under pressure), my first guess would be the laminate did not have complete...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: otr microwave, wall cabinets, microwave oven
wall cabinets, microwave oven, diy: Sharon, If you currently have wall cabinets over your range you should have no problem installing a microwave above the unit. You may have to beef up the cabinet support and perhaps build a back to hide the rear of the microwave. The job may be too...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: outlet for propane upright convection oven, convection oven, cabinents
convection oven, cabinents, gas valve: Nate, There is no reason an electrical outlet cannot be placed near a propane (or natural gas) valve coming out of the wall or floor. I do not recommend an outlet be placed above the stove in the back splash wall, but behind the stove is standard to feed...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Painting cabinets, wood cabinets, protective mask
wood cabinets, protective mask, mineral spirits: Lew, If you are going to paint the cabinets, you may not need to strip them. I would use a deglosser or paint thinner (mineral spirits) to clean the surface, then lightly sand to smooth and then wipe down again with spirits. Be sure to wear respiratory protective...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Quartz Countertops, quartz countertops, face lift
quartz countertops, face lift, cabinets: Hey Angela, There is no way to change the color of quartz countertops. At least if there is a way to do it I have never been told about it. That being said, I suppose you can paint anything. I just don t think I would paint mine. Sorry, Brya...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replace Drop in Range with a Slide in range, altering a countertop for a new stove, replace drop in range with a slide in range
altering a countertop for a new stove, replace drop in range with a slide in range: Hey Ed, As long as the opening is okay then you are correct. Just make sure your opening really is going to be okay before you buy your new stove. I am often called to alter cooktop and stove cutouts because the old 30 cooktop may have an actual...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing Kitchen Sink, replacing a corian sink, sink replacement
replacing a corian sink, sink replacement: Hello Marsha, I can t be specific with your question without knowing some more information. There are a lot of variables on the cost to replace a Corian sink with a sink of another material. You can expect your labor cost to run from around $700.00...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Roll top cupboard, cabinet shop, cabinet maker
cabinet shop, cabinet maker, cupboard: Hi Carol, All of the Roll Top covers or doors that I have installed were made by our local cabinet shop. There is an art to making such a top and it is always best to use a professional to assemble them. I suggest that you either have a cabinet shop...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Saving, moving and rehanging Kitchen cabs, screw holes, base cabinets
screw holes, base cabinets, common phrase: Hi Erica, thank you for your question. Before removing the existing cabinets, I would take the time to work with a professional designer to come up with a suitable layout for your home and budget. They will be able to take the existing cabinets into account...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Saving, moving and rehanging kitchen cabs, unfinished birch cabinets, screw holes
unfinished birch cabinets, screw holes, brtish columbia: Hi Erica: I lived in Brtish Columbia for a while. I love Canada. Lowes charges too much for cabinets. The big box stores charge full list price. You didn t say if you bought the major manufacturer brands they sell or the raw wood unfinished birch brand...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Saving, moving and rehanging kitchen cabs, base cabinets, phillips head
base cabinets, phillips head, vertical piece: Erica, Kitchen cabinets are usually screwed together at the stiles(the vertical piece of wood on the face) and also into a stud. To disassemble remove the stile screws first then with help holding the cab unscrew from the wall. You can then drop the cab or...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: scheduling kitchen upgrades, glass tile backsplash, tile back splash
glass tile backsplash, tile back splash, new appliances: Hi Anne, thank you for your question. Between the countertops and tile back splash, in my opinion, there really isn t an option. The countertops have to be done first. In almost every situation, removing the countertops would damage your new back splash....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: sink, undermount sink, countertop
undermount sink, countertop: Hi Jill - thank you for your question. I am going to need a little more information about your sink before I can fully answer your question. Is there a specific brand & model sink that you are asking about? Do you already own the sink? What type of countertop...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: tile backsplash, ceramic mosaic tiles, tile backsplash
ceramic mosaic tiles, tile backsplash, home in a box: Peggy, The easiest solution is to float the warp to create a flat plane on the wall. You can use drywall mud if the wall is drywall, or use your tile mastic like drywall mud, let dry and apply layers until you achieve grade . You can cut out the area...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: vinyl tile flooring and freestanding gas range, vinyl tile flooring, cement slab
vinyl tile flooring, cement slab, laminate flooring: Pat, All appliances available on the general market have been tested and rated by consumer agencies. I have installed many freestanding (push-in ranges) and they are designed to be flush with side cabinets. You want to make sure the stovetop portion is higher...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Breakfast Bar Supports, maximum overhang, granite tops
maximum overhang, granite tops, granite kitchen: Michael, Cantilevered granite tops must be counter-balanced and as you did not cite widths I am unable to offer an opinion. I do not like to cantilever granite tops as they are brittle and could break with vigorous use. I assume you use the word standoffs...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: backsplash, tile backsplash, cement board
tile backsplash, cement board, four holes: Steve, Your question is unusual and I am uncertain, but...as a think out of the box kinda guy (and you seem to be the same), you might try some 1/4 Durarock cement board easy to cut with a carbide knife (sold at the same home improvement big box store) using...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Corian counter need to change type of range, cutting corian
cutting corian: Hey Barb, To cut your Corian properly you will need to use a router with a carbide bit. Spiral downcut is my favorite but a single flute or double flute straight bit will get you by. If you use a jig saw or skill saw you will possibly blow some small...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Countertop/Backsplash, granite countertops, tile backsplash
granite countertops, tile backsplash, bartop: John, A quarter inch difference over eight feet is nothing to worry about in tile work. Your installer will know what to do. If you install (and can keep a line eight feet long true, then hide the error at the top under your upper cabs. A bubble touching...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Countertops, backsplash, laminate
backsplash, laminate, money: Hi Pat, Absolutely the back splash should fit tight against the wall. That installer needs to address this problem immediately if not sooner. The quality of the work needs to meet or exceed the quality of the money that you spent to have this work done!...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Dishwasher cabinet panel, stainless steel front, cabinet panel
stainless steel front, cabinet panel, cabinet manufacturer: Hi Chris: You got some bad advice. The cabinet manufacturer would not warranty the DW panel? That is crazy to say. Whatever your brand is, go to their web site where you will find their warranty printed somewhere. The cabinet product you chose...the Designer...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Fixing Granite Profile, granite countertop, edge profile
granite countertop, edge profile, sao gabriel: Hello Looks like you found the worse company to do your job, that is not such thing as the machine did a mark on the edge! WHAT??? what kind company leave the shop without check the quality??? OK, so they went back to your home and fix thee marks, now...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen remodel around 1960's cabinets, new cabinets, kitchen cabinets
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen remodel around 1960's cabinets, new cabinets, kitchen cabinets, cabinet doors

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: can't access screws to remove laminate countertop, lazy susan, counter top
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: can't access screws to remove laminate countertop, lazy susan, counter top, screws

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite gap, granite gap, formica counter tops
granite gap, formica counter tops, inch gap: Hi Mike 1/2 inch gap is too big too be noticeable and also is too small to fill with tile, the best option is fill it with 100% Silicone, you can choose the color to match the tile grout (white, ivory, etc...) Good Luck Fabiano Silva www.RevolutionGranite.co...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Hi Mac scratches, refinishing hi macs
refinishing hi macs: Hey David. More than likely the 600 grit is going to be too fine to remove the scratches. It will take out the most minor ones but it will also leave a considerable amount of them. The rubbing compound will probably do about the same thing. When...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen remodel around 1960's cabinets, french provencial, kitchen remodel
french provencial, kitchen remodel, kitchen cabinets: Debbie be prepared to read a book which I am about to write. You need a lot of information and I hope I have it all for you. Let me first start with the cabinets. If money was no object you say. I hear this often. I see more fear and dollar signs in peoples...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Upgrade, ceiling joists, floor joists
ceiling joists, floor joists, roof rafters: That may be hard to answer without me standing there but I will give you the goods and the bads and the plusses and minuses each way. I wonder what the workshop was before you bought the home. By your drawing it appears the workshop is under the same roof...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen cabinets help, craftsman bungalow, accent piece
craftsman bungalow, accent piece, cabinet doors: Andrea, Judging from the photo you attached I think you could strip the doors and start over. Stripping doors is not an easy job but can be accomplished by a DIY er. I have stripped doors stained the color of yours and managed to remove most of the stain,...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen counter top dimensions, corbals, bar stools
corbals, bar stools, degree position: Hi Rany of Canada. First let me say there is no standard for overhang. There are 2 standards for height. You have standard counter height which is 36 (34.5 cabinet and 1.5 countertop) Sorry I dont know metric so you might have to do the conversions. Then...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen range placement, vent hood, blind corner
vent hood, blind corner, base cabinet: Hi Geoff I am not aware of any codes that do not allow a free standing range to end a cabinet run. It just looks terrible. I will assume you can not move that door opening to make that 68 any longer. You have a couple options but none are great ones....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Microwave, space saver microwave, vent fan
space saver microwave, vent fan, microwaves: Hi Kim, Space saver microwaves are made to hang on a wall as you know I am sure. Setting on on a counter top to use, will effect the operation of the unit because the vent fan is on the bottom of the unit and this is needed to circulate air during cooking...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: otr microwave, phillips screw, screw head
phillips screw, screw head, soffit: Ok Billie Jo now I know what s going on. Most local codes allow 16 to 18 from the stove top to the bottom of the microwave or hood vent. Most all high quality, expensive and fancy hood vents, the manufacturer recommends from 24 to 30 . The difference I do...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Stainess Steel Backsplash Finish Trim, stainless steel backsplash, tile distributor
stainless steel backsplash, tile distributor, laminate distributors: Carol, I never like to receive input like yours describing shoddy work performed by contractors who do not seem to take pride in their efforts. It gives us all in the business a black eye. That said, I would be sure to hold back some portion of a payment...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: securing drop-in oven, screw holes, combustible materials
screw holes, combustible materials, cabinetry: Andrea, Typically, an oven unit is designed to be within or touching combustible surfaces. I suggest you go on- line or talk to a hotpoint rep. to obtain the specifications on your particular drop-in. You could support your unit with brick (non-combustible...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: silicone & slate tile, slate tile, shower tile
slate tile, shower tile, downstairs bathroom: Hi Lizrd, thank you for your question. A loose or lifting tile can happen for a variety of reasons. If the loose tile is caused by a water problem, that needs to be solved first. If water got under this tile locally (ie the grout area surrounding that single...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Tile over Laminate Backsplash, tile adhesives, slate tiles
tile adhesives, slate tiles, slate tile: Hello Chance, The Laminate splash goes behind the wall cabinets only enough to hide the raw edge of the Laminate. The concern about the laminate pulling loose from the wall deals with the type of adhesive used to stick the laminate and if both surfaces...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: can't access screws to remove laminate countertop, lazy susan cabinet, laminate counter tops
lazy susan cabinet, laminate counter tops, laminate countertop: Hello Matt, In all of the Laminate counter tops that I installed over lazy Susan base cabinets I installed the screws in the top of the Lazy Susan cabinet on the inside of the cabinet and covered the screw heads with plastic caps to hide the screw heads...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: under cabinet molding removal, baseboard molding, base cabinets
baseboard molding, base cabinets, kitchen cabinets: I am not sure I know what you mean by molding under the cabinets. Do you mean the baseboard molding at the floor that you think goes behind the cabinets? Baseboard is cut at the cabinets, it does not go behind them. It might just look like it does. Go ahead...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: undermount kitchen sink, granite counter top, economy units
granite counter top, economy units, stainless steel sink: Firoza, 1. You should be able to measure just width and length. You might consider cutting out a template with a piece of poster board and taking it with you to the home improvement or plumbing supply. 2. I always look for the most expensive, or second...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Covering Sharp Screws in Cabinets, screw head, screw heads
screw head, screw heads, screw gun: Hello Again Faina, When you hire any work to be done in a home that you own whether it is rental property or not, you should always expect the quality of work to equal the value of the money that you spend to have this work done! The only way to get...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: DOWNDRAFT RANGES, vent hoods, downdraft ranges
vent hoods, downdraft ranges, vent hood: While I may not be a total expert on this topic I have delt with this issue a few thousand times. I really do not know of any ICC or IRC codes that require a vent hood and it is not really unsafe unless you burn food all the time, but codes vary from state...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: formica coming loose, coffee pot, hot coffee
coffee pot, hot coffee, degree angle: Hello Lynette, You need to call the installer and ask him to come out and repair this area. If the laminate has bubbled around where the hot coffee pot has sat on the counter you may nee to replace that section on the counter top. If the laminate is loose...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite countertop under-mount sink - reveal or non-reveal, silicone caulk, granite counter top
silicone caulk, granite counter top, granite countertop: Hi Jane BEWARE!! I don t know the company that you went, but if the cut is not straight that means they quality is poor. I prefer to overhang the cut out, and it s true if you overhang a little be you prevent build-up around the sink, we just cut revealing...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Install a dishwasher, expertise thanks, galley style kitchen
expertise thanks, galley style kitchen, residential settings: Chris, I suggest you talk to a remodeling contractor. I am a small mom and pop , in business for over thirty years, with no advertising other than word of mouth from my customers. I think the small local company is the way to go. I suggest three estimates...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Installing granite tile full backsplash with 18 inch tile, granite countertop, installing granite tile
granite countertop, installing granite tile, marble and granite: Hi Jane You don t think 16 tile is too big for wall Backsplash?? if you never did it before you may have the risk to break, but just try to go easy, use diamond blade to make the cuts, using a grinder you don t need to drill a initial hole, you just draw...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen twin bowl porcelain sinks replacment, plumbing suppliers, color coordination
plumbing suppliers, color coordination, kohler products: Hello again Bob, With the space you are talking about, it sounds like you will need the single bowl drop-in style sink. They are typically 25 wide and 22 deep. Keep in mind that the 22 deep includes the faucet deck area and that the bowl is generally...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Vent, vent stack, kitchen vent
vent stack, kitchen vent, kitchen vents: Hi Gil: Your question is not clear but I will cover everything I can and hopefully it will answer your question. Since the bathroom and kitchen vents are usually far apart I might assume you mean to connect both vents above your ceiling in the crawl...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: mounting over the range microwave, space saver microwave, brick veneer
space saver microwave, brick veneer, wall studs: Hi Mary, The new space saver microwave will mount to the wall easily. There are wall studs behind the brick that you mentioned and the bracket will bolt right into the studs. It will also attach to the bottom of the cabinet above as well. You will need...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: natural gas line feed to new kitchen cooktop, flex pipe, gas cooktop
flex pipe, gas cooktop, shut off valve: Hi Andy, thank you for your question. This is slightly out of my area of expertise, but I ll tell you how my company would handle this situation. When ever a remodel job involves moving ANY gas line, we contact a plumbing professional or the gas company...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: REMODELING MY KITCHEN, flat panel doors, particle board cabinets
flat panel doors, particle board cabinets, frame doors: Hi Sonia: Well I can t give you a remodeling company because I dont know where you live. I can get you started and pointed in the right direction. This I am certian of. Lets start with cost. This is not the answer you are looking for but the varibles...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing Kitchen Sink, sink replacement
sink replacement: Hey Mike, I never say never. But, in my experience, you will not find a dual mount sink that can be dually mounted in the same size sink cutout. You will use one set of cutout dimensions for an undermount application and another set of dimensions for...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: RTF cabinet repair, contact cement, tops bottoms
contact cement, tops bottoms, kitchen cabinets: Hi Jackie, If you can find Contact Cement in a spray can that would be you best method to repair your cabinets. I know that it is available through counter top wholesalers nation wide so you should be able to order it from any retailer that handles kitchen...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: A repair, rather than a design question., dinosaur foot prints, free standing oven
dinosaur foot prints, free standing oven, screw assembly: Paul that Montgomery Ward range has Dinosaur foot prints on it. Are you sure it s worth fixin? I just googled the model number so I can see what this range looks like and better answer you and it seems that model was around before the invention of personal...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Space in granite counter top is too wide, granite counter top, granite countertops
granite counter top, granite countertops, slide in range: Hi The best thing to do is buy some covers, you can find it on HomeDepot or similar appliance store, you may find the same color of your stove. Doesn t look good to glue two granite piece to cover the space. Good Luck Fabiano Silva www.RevolutionGranite.co...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Bathroom cultured marble top is seeping water, cultured marble, water droplets
cultured marble, water droplets, drain pipe: Hi Pat, There is one test you can do to check to see exactly the leak is coming from. Simply close the sinks stopper and fill that sink with water, cold water will work for this test. Next with the sink filled with water look under the sink to see where...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cabinet Hardware, lowe s stores, color putty
lowe s stores, color putty, brushed satin: Hi Cindy, One of the most useful tools that I own is the cabinet door handle and knob templet set I used to change cabinet hardware. These templets are sold at all Lowe s stores and they are made to place on the corner of a cabinet door or to center on...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cutting porcelain pedastal sink base, wet rags, pedestal sink
wet rags, pedestal sink, concrete blades: Hi Use a grinder with full speed and a marble cutting blade, do not use granite or concrete blades. Use water, don t let the blade overheat, use a wet rags an keep the porcelain and the blade always cool. Good Luck Fabiano Silva www.RevolutionGranite.co...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: cabinets, cabinet components, 10x10
cabinet components, 10x10, three feet: Fred, Kitchen cabinet components are designed for a ten foot run (length). Most sink bases (cabinet holding up the sink) are three feet, leaving seven feet along the wall. Dishwashers (built-in) require two feet. You now have five feet left. Your fridge...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: coutertops, laminate countertops, base cabinets
laminate countertops, base cabinets, dirty dishes: Esther, If you want to buy the vintage sink and store it for later I would just put it in a place in the back of the garage or anywhere out of the weather. If the sink is in good condition and the price is right you could sell it again or use it, but you...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: downdraft problem, gas cooktop, downdrafts
gas cooktop, downdrafts, french drain: Felicia, Sorry for delay, I was away and did not have access to my computer. Dacor makes a great product, so you selected a good brand. From what you described the air mechanics should be sufficient in the 3 high crawl space. I would not let vent...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cutting porcelain pedastal sink base, marble granite, cutting blade
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cutting porcelain pedastal sink base, marble granite, cutting blade, time and money

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: coutertops, farm sink, kitchen sink
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: coutertops, farm sink, kitchen sink, china

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen countertops, razor blade, kitchen remodel
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen countertops, razor blade, kitchen remodel, permanent marker

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: painting kitchen cabinets, hinges, cabinets
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: painting kitchen cabinets, hinges, cabinets, soap

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Removing laminate countertops with a lazy susan, lazy susan, countertop
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Removing laminate countertops with a lazy susan, lazy susan, countertop, cabinets

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: fastening faucet to granite countertops, latex caulk, granite countertop
latex caulk, granite countertop, granite countertops: Caroline, You may be able to loosen the nut that holds the clip that holds the faucet in place, allowing you to use 100% silicon and squirt it under the facet base. Retighten the nut and allow 24 hours without use in order to allow the silicon to set up....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: flooring, wood laminate flooring, cement board
wood laminate flooring, cement board, flooring wood: Linda, Typically, ceramic tile installed over a cement board underlayment, does not require removal of the vinyl flooring. Wood laminate flooring, sometimes called a floating floor, is installed over a foam type padding much like carpet and can also be...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: forgot the picture, wood surface, laminate
wood surface, laminate, dents: Hi Debi, Thanks for the picture. I see some spots that look like trash under the laminate and I see some dips that indicate that that the wood surface was not prepared to fill in the dents in it before the laminate was applied so it needs proper replacement...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite kitchen countertops installed, screw holes, lava stone
screw holes, lava stone, marble tiles: Mohd, Tumbled marble tiles have a lava stone look and are typically spaced with about a one quarter inch grout line. The best look is to raise the tile that distance from the granite top. I use a piece of screen mold (available at most home centers) as...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite kitchen countertops installed, mohamad ali, granite kitchen
mohamad ali, granite kitchen, marble tiles: Hi Mohd Rajaei Mohamad Ali, Your first row of tiles should sit directly on top of the Granite top and you will caulk the area next to the Granite and use grout joints and Grout on the rest of the back splash. When cutting in outlets and switches in a...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite kitchen countertops installed 2, granite kitchen, marble tiles
granite kitchen, marble tiles, swiches: Hi 1) The tile need to be installed after the granite 2) you need to remove all face plates and unscrew all the switch from the wall, then your tile need to be installed flush with the opening holes, so the switch now will be on top of the tile. Good...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite kitchen countertops installed, craig berberich, granite
craig berberich, granite, kitchenproject: Sir, 1) I typically raise tile the distance of your grout likes so it looks symmetrical. 2) Yes, pull the electrical boxes out to be flush with finished tiles. You can also use longer screws, but like the duplex to be encased, so I flush them out....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite and kitchen islands, granite fabricator, plywood base
granite fabricator, plywood base, laminate countertops: Hello No you don t need any plywood, only the cabinets itself is strong enough to hold the granite. I did a beautiful job in Maine 2 years ago, but we stop going that way. I believe you will need to go to Connecticut or other close estate, There s no...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: installing kitchen countertops and sinks, installing kitchen countertops, wall studs
installing kitchen countertops, wall studs, current sink: Esther, If you are installing new countertops, a smaller sink (30x21) will work. I prefer porcelian over cast iron for the kitchen as it is durable. The bathroom size will depend on the base cabinet width but your carpenter should be able to advise. Standard...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen remodel, Kitchen, timeline
Kitchen, timeline, designer: Rebecca, Thank you for the question. Research, Budget, Plan These are the things you will need to do. 1) Research products and materials that you like. This will include but not be limited to: cabinets, countertops, appliances, plumbing fixtures,...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen update, undermount, tile in
undermount, tile in, kitchen: Kelly, Sorry about the delay, I am out of town and computer access very limited. I would not use a vessel sink for a bar application. I think in bar set up it will be too uncomfortable to use, even though they look great. An option other than a self...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen countertops, laminate tops, nevermar
laminate tops, nevermar, plumbing fixture: Hi Esther, Laminate is The type of material that Formica, Wilsonart, Nevermar, and other brands of counter top material are made of. It is called Laminated plastic Some people do use Clorox to clean Laminate counter tops, however this will take the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Laminate Backsplash, alum cove, formica countertops
alum cove, formica countertops, cove molding: Hi Mike, The link below shows an accurate picture of a alum. cove molding that I use to use on counter tops a long time ago. Looking at this picture you can see how the molding is made and that may help to answer your questions about how they should be...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Microwave, space saver microwave, kitchen installer
space saver microwave, kitchen installer, spacers: Hi Terry, When I installed a space saver microwave and had space left over on either side I would use the same material that the cabinets are made out of and make spacers for both sides and attach them from the door styles on either side and stain or paint...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Molded/Built in sinks, hi macs, solid surface
hi macs, solid surface, cast iron: Miller, I fabricate solid surface (LG HI-MACS) and have the product in my kitchen. It is easy to clean, very sanitary, and DIY friendly to freshen up . That said, I personally prefer a drop-in cast iron or an undermount cast iron, both can be DIY replaced....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: OTC Microwave and Granite, plywood method, microwave units
plywood method, microwave units, granite backsplash: Kevin, Undercab microwave units have a two part mounting system. The first part is a backstop , a metal piece that mounts to the wall and then the microwave is set into this frame. The second part is the screws that mount the unit to the underside of...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: otr microwave, space saver microwave, microwave oven
space saver microwave, microwave oven, minimum distance: Hi Anthony, When installing a space saver microwave over a cooking surface The more space you can get the better off you will be. Each manufacturer makes their microwave oven a different height so the distance from the cooking surface to the bottom of...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: painting kitchen cabinets, painting kitchen cabinets, home improvement center
painting kitchen cabinets, home improvement center, grit sandpaper: Suzanne, I always use a degreaser (found in the paint dept of home improvement center), and then rough up the surfaces with 100# grit sandpaper. I then prime with a top quality under-coater which is a little different than a primer sealer. I then sand lightly...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: problems with particle flooring, floor insulation, particle board
floor insulation, particle board, water leaks: Jane, If you are in Burlington, NC as I am, we have had some weather this year and last fall. My best guess is that moisture is wicking from the floor insulation into the particle board and causing stress fatigue. If he has underpinning he might check...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Removing laminate countertops with a lazy susan, laminate countertops, lazy susan
laminate countertops, lazy susan, base cabinet: Gayle, I am somewhat stumped regarding a preformed cabinet around a lazy susan. Most base cabinet lazy susan shelving consist of a center pole that attaches to the floor of the base cabinet and to the underside of the counter top. The pole sholud have a screw...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing undermount sink in vanity, marble countertop, undermount sinks
marble countertop, undermount sinks, extreme caution: Hi Kari, When replacing sinks from a marble counter top let professionals do it for you to protect the counter tops. Marble can easily be permanently damaged if extreme caution is not used and that would me replacement of the tops and sinks as well. ...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Rounding Granite Top Edges, granite countertop, extra 500
granite countertop, extra 500, top edges: Hello Martin Sorry I was out of state It s possible to do later on, but is not recommended, may not look good, to cut and polish the granite require a lot of water, and if you do dry it will be messy, always is good to do it at the shop. Sincerely;...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: rippled and bubbled new laminate, plastic laminate, air bubbles
plastic laminate, air bubbles, horror stories: Hi Debi, I always hate to hear horror stories like this one. You have been taken advantage of in the worst way. Any true cabinet top maker/installer would make sure that the surface that is getting prepared for a plastic laminate would be absolutely...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: TILING A KITCHEN BACKSPLASH, porcelain tiles, dry rag
porcelain tiles, dry rag, grout line: Paul, Your trowel size is correct. The key to mastic is to try and keep your groove lines parallel, that is the direction of the grooves formed by the trowel do not cross perpendicular. This gives you the proper amount of mastic on the wall to hold the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: under the cabinet microwave, gas stove tops, microwave units
gas stove tops, microwave units, minimum distances: Cindy, The first thing to consider is the type of stovetop you have. Natural gas stove tops generally require minimum distances in order to provide safe operation. Electric stovetops typically require a minimum distance less than gas. I try to set undercabinet...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: 3/4, lacquer thinner, formica countertop
lacquer thinner, formica countertop, contact cement: Hi Paul, If the adhesive is in fact Contact Cement you can get some Lacquer Thinner and an oil squirt can and fill the oil can and squirt a small amount between the back splash and the wall. This will make the Contact Cement turn loose and then you can...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Bad install, Granite, tile backsplash, new cabinets
tile backsplash, new cabinets, custom cabinets: This is sad, this kind of installation is unacceptable, if you didn t install the backsplash yet, ask then to come back, and redo the installation. They will problem give you excuses that s not possible to remove the granite because of the seam or because...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: burn mark on black matte granite countertop, kitchen counter top, granite counter top
kitchen counter top, granite counter top, granite countertop: Cat, Your granite top was polished and buffed and then sealed and most likely buffed again. If I was in your situation, I would drop a drip of olive oil (extra virgin not necessary) on one small area to see if it will darken the bleached area (which...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Corian countertops, sink replacement, drop in to undermount
sink replacement, drop in to undermount: Well, there are companies that will spray a solid surface countertop onto any surface. I have only ever seen one in person and it was not anything that I would recommend that someone should do. I thought it looked sloppy but it may have just been a bad...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Don't know what to do first., nc triad area, kitchens and bathrooms
nc triad area, kitchens and bathrooms, new kitchens: Helen, I am a Contractor, in Burlington, Nc (Triad area), and as such I look at projects from the top down. Roof first, exterior walls, floor systems. Your needs seem to be more interior update with sound roofing,and structure. I always suggest to balance...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Downdraft vent with a stand alone stove, downdraft vent, kitchen remodel
downdraft vent, kitchen remodel, craig alan: Tara, When we did this we used 2x8 to build thick wall behind cabinets and capped with granite. The unit was drafted down through floor for ventilation. You can also use cabinets to enlarge island area if you want to have top all the same size. You...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Dull Cloudy at Seams Due to Installation, cloudy area, fabricator
cloudy area, fabricator, seam: Hello Sorry for the delay I was out of country The cloudy spot happen when the installers try to polish the seam, and some stone it s really hard to have the final shine, but not impossible! you need someone with high level skills to do it, also good...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Granite people say my new undermount sink won't work, americast sink, granite countertops
americast sink, granite countertops, undermount sink: Hi I m not sure why it will not work, if you can send me a picture of the sink I will be able to help you better, anyway if the installers notice that will not work, so it may really will not work! Cut an ironcast sink is hard for us granite people...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: granite counter top, granite counter top, slide in range
granite counter top, slide in range, solid surface: I am afraid I can t think of anything to do that wouldn t look like you were just covering a mistake. If it was solid surface you could have it filled in and never be able to tell it, granite is another story. Sorry, that s all I ve got on this one...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: grout problems/glass tile, water pipe leaks, exterior wall cladding
water pipe leaks, exterior wall cladding, brick mortar: Colleen, You mention drywall paper intact and came off easily. Did you remove the drywall, and install new MR drywall or cement board? You mention primed wall so I guess they left the existing drywall and set tile on that surface. Wall not level ? Do...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Installation of hardwood floor in existing kitchen, biscuit jointer, glue dries
biscuit jointer, glue dries, wood screws: Hi Paul Adding the extra band on top of your existing cabinets is an excellent idea. I would use real wood though instead of plywood because it will prove to be more solid. In your place I would use a 1 band instead of 3/4 to give you more breathing...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen counter, undermount sink, drop in sink
undermount sink, drop in sink, granite: This is sort of a matter of opinion. Either one would be okay, but there are a few things you might consider in making your decision. Undermount sinks provide a smooth transition into the sink. When you wipe off the counter there is nothing sticking...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Kitchen Planning, kitchen cabinets, double oven
kitchen cabinets, double oven, core line: Martin, Sorry for delay was out of town on project and away from internet access. I am not sure where you are located, however, I have never seen a CO held up because range not installed. I do know the electrical needs to be in place and testable, but...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinets, two coats
kitchen cabinets, two coats, polyurethane: Hi Jim, Every cabinet that I have ever built I made sure that the stained surface was sealed with at least two coats of Polyurethane Inside as well as the outside of the cabinet before the cabinets were installed in the kitchen or bath. I wish you...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen cabinets, minwax wood filler, wood kitchen cabinets
minwax wood filler, wood kitchen cabinets, screw holes: Hi Leslee, To solve this problem you have two options. 1. You can move the hinges away from the current location and the holes that are too large. I suggest moving them the width of the hinge either direction and install them in this location and attach...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen center island, rectangle area, grit paper
rectangle area, grit paper, kitchen center: Jennifer, First you will need to ensure that the floor extends under the cabinet. If you are sure the wood floor runs under the island, you will want to sand it feathering the rectangle area to allow blending of your sealer. The small area under the island...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen counter tops, granite pros and cons, laminate pros and cons
granite pros and cons, laminate pros and cons: Hi Frieda. Well, no countertop is indestructible or without it s own issues but here is my take on laminate and granite. Laminate pros. Despite being classified by lots of people as being a cheap countertop, laminate technology has really come a...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen cupboard, finished tile, kitchen cupboard
finished tile, kitchen cupboard, tile back splash: Babs, I think you mean you are trying plumb and level a base cabinet on a non-level floor. You will need to shim up the base cabinet to attain level and then address the wall squareness , If the wall is out of square more than a quarter-inch over two feet...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: kitchen hood, ge advantium, maggie maggie
ge advantium, maggie maggie, vent a hood: Maggie, It depends on unit you purchase. Over the range units have variety of motor capabilities. The amount of air moved is rated in CFM (cubic feet per minute). The higher the number, the more air movement. You can either duct these units outside...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: LAMINATE TOPS, kitchen counter top, laminate tops
kitchen counter top, laminate tops, lowe s: Hi William, If your adhesive is dry where it will not stick to your skin you can reapply another coat on top of your present cost with out problems. If you want to completely remove the first coat completely call Lowe s in the kitchen counter top section...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Moving new cabinets an inch, scribe strip, new cabinets
scribe strip, new cabinets, home depot: Carrie, I am unclear as to your situation. Your base cabinet is over too far . Does that mean it is too close to the wall? If you have the physical room to move the cabinet you can install a scribe strip filler to trim. The screw may be a square head slot...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Removal of Formica Backspalsh in kitchen, wall cabinets, coarse sand
wall cabinets, coarse sand, hanging on the wall: Hi Rick, To remove the back splash you will nee to empty the wall cabinets in the affected area. Next loosen the bottom screws that hold the wall cabinets to the wall. Next take the window casing off at the bottom of the window and loosen it along the sides...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Replacing Kitchen Sink Attached to Granite, granite sink replacement, replacing kitchen sink attached to granite
granite sink replacement, replacing kitchen sink attached to granite: Hi Lisa. It is possible. There are a few things to consider. First, I would not recommend that you tackle this yourself. I am assuming that this an undermount sink. These are the most difficult types of sinks to replace because of having to fight...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Roll top cabinet closure, cabinet shops, cabinet shop
cabinet shops, cabinet shop, kitchen area: Hi Jackson, Every time that I had to install a roll top door in a kitchen I went to a local cabinet shop and gave them the dimensions of what I wanted and they would custom build the door or cabinet with the door already installed for me to my specifications....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: removal of laminate from countertops, wear eye protection, drywall mudding
wear eye protection, drywall mudding, drywall taping: Cheryl, I am glad to help. Painting plastic laminate is somewhat problematic as it is a plastic surface, but I have done the palm sander with 100 grit rough up and then used an undercoater (different than a primer) to prime the surface and then painted....

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: replacing an undermount sink, undermount sink replacement granite
undermount sink replacement granite: Hey Tina. Yes it is possible. I am guessing that your sink is some type of stone composite? Since you are going to replace with the same model of sink again, this is the simplest type of undermount sink replacement. It sounds simple when I say that...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Sink/Counter install has no seal, seal kitchen sink
seal kitchen sink: Hello. I always seal the sinks with 100% silicone. GE or DAP that I buy at Lowe s or Home Depot. I would probably use clear for your application. It is best to remove the sink (since it is relatively easy to do you might as well) so you can have access...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Trim on top of cabinets, new cabinets, wall cabinets
new cabinets, wall cabinets, tile backsplash: Sharon, Though I am located in Burlington, Nc., and do not have a clue where you are, I am certain that someone with my skill-sets does jobs like you describe. If one is careful, one can remove trim without damage to the new cabs, and can break the cabs...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Wall Tile, wall tiles, wall tile
wall tiles, wall tile, grout: Hi Shelley, You are not being scammed. If you are going to do anything to it I would say go ahead and have it all done. Sometimes just hitting it in patches looks awful because of the difference in the grout color. When he is finished, assuming...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Wall Tile, grout line, home improvement center
grout line, home improvement center, grout lines: Shelley, Your local home improvement center or hardware store sell a tool called a grout scraper that looks like a fat razor blade with a carbide edge mounted on a handle. Using both hands you can place the edge on the grout line and score the lines to...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: 10x10 Kitchen Remodel, kitchen remodel, counter tops
kitchen remodel, counter tops, flooring: Hi Troy, Any time you plan to remodel a kitchen depending on the extent that you go to, if you plan to replace the cabinets, counter tops, flooring, and the appliances in your size room you can spend any where from $10,000.00 on up. I wish you well,...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Bathroom Sink Sizing, kohler memoirs, vanity top
kohler memoirs, vanity top, sink hole: Hi Ellen, The 15 and 5/16ths sink will fit the 22 inch vanity top provided that the sink hole has not already been cut in your top. The 22 inches counts from the wall out to about 3/4 of an inch in front the cabinets front. You will not have a problem installing...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Breach of Contract, local home builders, home builders association
local home builders, home builders association, breach of contract: Hi Peter, This is a story that I here all too often. I am not sure that there is anything that would hurt a contractor like that at all. You may want to start by contacting your local home builders association to see if this guy exists at all, next...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bond bathroom mirror to tile, Craig Berberich, Shower mirror
Craig Berberich, Shower mirror, KitchenProject: Sk, The product Home Depot suggested will work. That being said, you can purchase mirrors made specifically for shower use that attach to shower arm. These can be found online or a retailer like Target. The benefit of these mirrors is that they typically...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bond bathroom mirror to tile, kitchens and bathrooms, shower tile
kitchens and bathrooms, shower tile, silicon rubber: Hello SK. Home Depot was right. 100% silicone. Don t over do it. Just dab about a dime sized drop on the top, bottom, left and right sides and mash it to the wall. Use some tape to hold the mirror in place while the silicone sets. I would leave the...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: bond bathroom mirror to tile, double edge sword, kitchens and bathrooms
double edge sword, kitchens and bathrooms, shower tile: Hi SK, In this project you are playing with a double edge sword because any product that you may use to adhere your mirror to the tile now and remove the mirror at a later date you run the risk of breaking your mirror. There is a product called adhesive...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Cabinet Above Wall Oven, microwave oven, wall oven
microwave oven, wall oven, cabinet space: Hi Connie, I found the link below that may fit your requirements. Simply copy the link below and paste it into your browser window to open the page. http://www.abesofmaine.com/item.do?item=GEPEM31DMBB&id=GEPEM31DMBB&l=FROOGLE I wish you well,...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Counter width, cooking utensils, slide in range
cooking utensils, slide in range, range oven: Brian, The standard counter top depth (front to back) is 25 inches as standard component kitchen cabinet bases are 24 inches. I am not aware of any code requirements on width other than the minimum distance to side wall requirements of particular range/oven...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: countertop cut wrong, wjsconstruct.com
wjsconstruct.com: Beth, I must say that if I had hired someone to provide a counter top and it was two inches short I would demand a new one at their expense. I own a company, WJS Construction (www.wjsconstruct.com), have been in business for over thirty years, and would NEVER...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Drilling into Silestone, drilling into Silestone
drilling into Silestone: Hey Bob. I think your best bet is to just get a 1 screw. If it is a little too long then grind it down shorter or cut it, whichever is easier for you. If you try to drill into that little Silestone plate you will almost certainly crack it. Try the screw...

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Glass cooktop cracks on tile counter, silicone gasket, razor blade
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: Glass cooktop cracks on tile counter, silicone gasket, razor blade, autoparts store

Kitchen Design/Remodeling: holes drilled in granite, giant piece, soap dispenser
Kitchen Design/Remodeling: holes drilled in granite, giant piece, soap dispenser, future proof