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contents Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Lutron, DRS and Associates and Robern

Special Section: Kitchen & Bath Planner

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Everything you need to prepare for your next project

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Designing with Glass in Kitchens and Baths

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contents Photos courtesy of (left to right) Broan, Moen and Sharp Communications, Inc.

Kitchen and Bath Product Guide From new and innovative to trends worth trying

p. 36

in every issue 12 Editor’s Letter 15 Home Front Expert tips, news and events from Atlanta’s home improvement community

71 CAHP Talk Tips for a safe home

73 Notes from Bob & RodMan How to keep squirrels out of birdfeeders

75 Resource Finder Information at your fingertips

78 Editorial Resources Contacts for more details

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Winners of the 2011 Calla Awards Design Competition, hosted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Georgia Chapter, were recognized Sept. 22 at a ceremony at Randall Brothers in Atlanta. Judged by a panel of leading industry professionals based on design planning, safety and ergonomics, elements and principles of design and creativity and presentation, winning entries showcase the best of the best local kitchen and bath projects. Recipients of the 2011 Calla Awards include: • 2011 Design of the Year Tim Odum, of Kitchen + Bath Artisans • Large Kitchen Jim Meloy, CKD, and Courtney Foster, of Kitchen & Bath Concepts • Small Kitchen Trudy McGinnis, CKD, CBD, of McGinnis Group, and John Gum, of Kitchen Works • Large Bath Shirley McFarlane, CKD, of MacFarlane Design, Inc. • Small Bath Jim Meloy, CKD, and Courtney Rogers, of Kitchen & Bath Concepts • Other Room Trudy McGinnis, CKD, CBD, of McGinnis Group, LLC, and John Gum, of Kitchen Works For more information about the NKBA Georgia Chapter, visit www.nkbaga.org.

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Local Builder Wins National Deck Award Decks and More, Inc., a deck builder based in Smyrna, received an award in the “Best Wood Deck Under 500 sq. ft.” category at the recent National Deck Competition in Chicago. The competition is an awards program sponsored by The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). Decks and More, Inc., was recognized for designing and building a visually appealing curved wood deck with handsome black aluminum rails, large 6”x6” handrail posts and custom corbel brackets. The competition was open to deck projects across the U.S. and Canada. “We are honored to receive a national award from a highly regarded trade group,” says Frank Pologruto, of Decks and More. “It’s gratifying that peers in the industry found our craftsmanship and design worthy of recognition.” For more information about Decks and More, visit www.decksandmore.biz.

New Kitchen and Bath Design Centers Open Atlanta area homeowners now have two new places to check out when remodeling a kitchen or bath. In Atlanta, Cowan Supply has moved to a 4,000 square-foot showroom at 3032 Bankers Industrial Drive, Suite A, where visitors can get design ideas and compare products first-hand. Showroom manager Mike MacFarlane and in-house designer and local National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) president Lenia Pilkonis, CKD, CBD, were on hand to celebrate the company’s grand opening Sept. 28 and 29. For more information, visit www.cowansupply.com. In Alpharetta, United Corp International, an Atlanta-based kitchen and bath manufacturer, importer and distributor, has opened its newest design center at 793 N. Main Street. Kitchen and bath displays showcase the company’s custom cabinetry as well as cabinetry from Wellborn and Spazzi and exotic granite imported from Brazil and Italy. Owners Tony Sadri and Nima Afzali hosted a gala event for industry professionals and community leaders on Oct. 6 during its grand opening. For more information, visit www.unitedcorpintl.com. 16

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SpaceMakers, an authorized ORG dealer and custom residential and commercial storage specialist, bringing more than 55 years of combined industry experience to the company. Barbara Snook, who has previously worked for several local closet organization and home storage businesses, has been named sales manager, leading the design division. The new design consultants, including Linda Abraham, Tracy Davis, Janet Lewis and Starr Pirkle, all have strong backgrounds in designing and planning closet spaces for Atlanta area homeowners and will provide complimentary design consultations. Ryan Vannoy, general manager of SpaceMakers, says the new hires represent the company’s continued growth and success, which he attributes to its efficient processes and quality products. “Throughout the entire experience from consulting, design and installation, we are focused on delivering exactly what the customer wants, when and how they want it,” Vannoy says. “Because our products are manufactured in a stateof-the-art facility with a typical three-day lead time, we can provide customers with solutions quickly, affordably and with a quality level that is unmatched in the industry.” Visit www. spacemakersclosets.com for more information.

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(404) 564-7077 www.christmasonpeachtree. com Tues.-Sun., Dec. 1-Jan. 1 “The Opulent Object in Wood, Metal and Fiber” Hours vary Museum of Design Atlanta 1315 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA (404) 979-6455 www.museumofdesign.org Mon.-Sun., Dec. 1-Jan. 2 “Stone Mountain Christmas” Hours vary Stone Mountain Park Stone Mountain Park, GA (770) 498-5690 www.stonemountainpark. com Mon.-Sat., Dec. 1-Jan. 5 “Winter Wonderland: Celebrations and Traditions

Around the World” Hours vary Fernbank Museum of Natural History 767 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA (404) 929-6300 www.fernbankmuseum. org Tues.-Sun., Dec. 1-Jan. 7 “Garden Lights, Holiday Nights” 5–10 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE Atlanta, GA (404) 876-5859 www.atlantabotanicalgarden. org Fri.-Sat., Dec. 2-3 Decatur Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes 5:30-9:30 p.m.

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M A G N I T U D E

Kitchen and bath remodels transform the mood and style of the home By Tara N. Wilfong

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Photos courtesy of (left to right) Cablik Enterprises, Axios Architecture and Magnet Construction

ew living spaces make more of an impact in the home than kitchens and baths. These well-used areas present huge opportunities for remodeling projects, breathing

new life into tired spaces and increasing enjoyment of the home. With Atlanta area

homeowners staying put longer, many are turning to highly personalized kitchen and

bath remodels to get more out of their current living space. www.atlantahomeimprovement.com

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What began as a simple discussion

in the kitchen. “The kitchen was grim;

about enlarging a window space to bring

it was cramped and didn’t circulate

in more light quickly turned into a full-

well,” says Steve Robinson, principal of

scale kitchen makeover that combined

Axios Architecture. “We envisioned a

modern conveniences with historical

space that would not only be functional,

authenticity. The Midtown bungalow,

but also would provide access to the

owned by contractor Chris Jones of

beautiful Japanese garden outside.”

HR Construction, had character, but

With the importance of the garden

lacked personality and functionality

connection in mind, Robinson used

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BEFORE Photos courtesy of Axios Architecture

large, unencumbered windows to frame

subtleties that really make the room

hood, with its hammered medallions, adds

the scenic view and provided direct

sing,” Robinson says.

modern flair and even more character. “At

access to the space with a significant

Details, such as juxtaposing a circular

first, Chris was concerned with the mix of

wood-and-glass door. Framing the entire

breakfast bar with the predominantly

materials and colors,” Robinson says. “But

room with cherry wood, he created

rectangular concrete countertop, took

once we discussed it, he agreed that it’s

texture through the use of light and dark

some convincing, but now provide a cozy

not necessary for everything to match as

tones, staining the upper cabinets lighter

nook for intimate dining as well as an

long as it’s creative and the design simply

than the rich tone of the lower cabinets.

eye-catching focal point for the kitchen.

works.”

“This use of color and tone creates

Likewise, the custom-fabricated steel range

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Provincial Luxury 24

Winding down a multi-year, multi-

Pantheon Design-Build. “We needed to

room remodeling project, in which the

bring it up to the caliber of the rest of

homeowners effectively transformed

the house.”

their basic ranch from Colonial

To create the illusion of a larger

Revival to French Provincial style,

space without changing the original

one final space still needed updating:

footprint of the kitchen, the builders

the kitchen. “The existing kitchen

began by vaulting the ceiling into the

had outlived its useful lifespan,”

attic. The French Provincial influence

says Tracey Rutherford, co-owner of

that extends throughout the home

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BEFORE Photos courtesy of Pantheon Design-Build

is reinforced in the kitchen with the

A clean color scheme consisting of

design. “The homeowners love to cook,

addition of decorative cedar beams

creams and barely-gray whites makes

and they use their kitchen every day,”

that define the lofty new ceiling and

the kitchen appear more expansive,

Rutherford says. “In this limited space,

complement those in an adjacent room.

while the original floor, stained a

we combined versatile appliances,

A dramatic triple window installed

deep espresso, is the perfect foil to

elegant materials and unique details

above the sink along with a pair of

the room’s pale palette. Simple white

to enrich the homeowners’ gourmet

generous glass-paned doors provides an

Shaker-style cabinets with Carerra

experience and create a kitchen worthy

indoor-outdoor connection and floods

marble countertops and a black cast-

of entertaining.”

the room with natural light.

iron La Cornue range anchor the

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Euro Chic 26

With in-town living, often what you gain

walking into a small cube,” Galey says.

in location, you lose in space. Smaller

“The entire kitchen was enclosed, and

homes on smaller lots are the norm, but

there was no flow to the remainder of the

the locale more than makes up for this

home.”

concession. When Mark Galey, president

Desiring an open, functional kitchen

of Magnet Construction, was called on

with space for entertaining, the

to remodel the kitchen of an in-town

homeowners wanted to fuse European

modular home, he found a lot of house

influences with a contemporary feel.

with a very little kitchen. “It was like

Removing the walls, Galey placed a

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BEFORE Photos courtesy of Magnet Construction

stainless steel countertop on one side

to a minimum while providing needed

lantern illuminating the wine rack,

of the kitchen and a rich soapstone

storage space.

differentiates each area of the kitchen.

countertop on the other side to give

To compensate for the limited seating,

“The homeowners wanted the kitchen

the homeowners the contemporary

Galey custom built a banquette out of

to be relaxed. They didn’t want it to

edge they wanted. Stark subway tiles

plywood and stained it to match the

look fussy,” Galey says. “All the different

and simple cabinets help delineate the

deep tones that accent the kitchen.

elements and details combined give the

space, while horizontal, white-washed

Unique lighting, such as the cascading

kitchen a character that truly portrays the

cedar planks emphasize a custom wine

globe pendants above the soapstone

way the owners live.”

rack. Open shelving keeps visual clutter

countertop and the oil-rubbed bronze

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Craftsmanship 28

Undergoing a townhouse redo,

room in particular, I wanted a simple,

designer Robert Kauffman, owner

straightforward design that would

of Kauffman Design, tackled his

highlight the materials,” he says. “So

own master bathroom as a personal

we pushed it as much toward modern

project. Classifying the interior as

as we could.”

“bland,” Kauffman decided to ramp

With a bend toward contrasting

up the design and infuse the space

materials, Kauffman used basic travertine

with a contemporary look. “In this

tile to create the foundation of the space

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BEFORE Photos courtesy of Kauffman Design

and added a visual punch with warm

walnut material, mounted them on the

would contrast the rich grain of the

black walnut. Entering the 100 square-

wall and topped them with industrial-

walnut. This entire project has been

foot bath, the eye is drawn immediately

looking concrete countertops. “Black

about creating something special for

to the bathtub, which is artfully framed

walnut is my favorite wood, so I knew

my wife and I, and it’s one I’ve attacked

by walnut posts and illuminated by a

this room would contain a lot of that

with all my passion.”

suspended pendant light.

material,” he says. “I also added six

Adding contemporary lines, Kauffman

different shades of aggregate to the

built box-like cabinets out of the same

concrete for a uniform texture that

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With small children in the mix, a 1920s

attic. “Working within the existing

Virginia Highland bungalow was in

roofline posed some spatial challenges,”

desperate need of more usable living

says Ryan Howard, project manager at

space, namely a master suite. Not

Cablik Enterprises. “But, it also forced

wanting to detract from the character

us to think about the layout from a

of the home, the homeowners quickly

purely functional standpoint so that we

ruled out an addition, opting instead

could use every bit of space to its fullest

to re-imagine the space in their large

potential.”

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BEFORE

BEFORE Photos courtesy of Cablik Enterprises

In the master bath, with its wainscoting

window is strategically placed to bring in

off the whimsical look, the bathroom floor

reminiscent of days gone by, the project

natural light while maintaining privacy

is covered in tiny black-and-white hexagon-

team creatively tucked a shower enclosure

(The neighbors can’t see in.)

shaped tiles that give it a polka-dot effect.

illuminated by an eco-friendly skylight

Although the room is too small to have

“Everything was devised to maintain that

beneath sloping rafters. Remaining

large his-and-hers vanities, the concept

original character of the house,” Howard

true to the home’s bungalow style, they

was creatively adapted to the space with

says. “Aesthetically we wanted it to appear

incorporated a modern cast-iron tub with

two back-to-back pedestal sinks rather than

old, but with modern conveniences.”

a vintage appeal. Behind it, a large picture

the traditional side-by-side layout. Topping

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Surface Obsession:

By Carla Schwartz

Creative glass applications steal the scene in kitchens and baths

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magine the features of a perfect kitchen or bath: serene and sparkling clean. Every surface is both durable and beautiful. Sound impossible? There’s a clear solution that might surprise—glass. Glass is a timeless natural material, yet it is at the forefront of current home trends and more dynamic than ever. Using glass instead

of other common kitchen and bath materials such as granite, ceramic tile and marble, for example, is fresh and unexpected. Here’s why: In today’s kitchens and baths, glass materials come in a range of colors, textures and forms, providing delicacy or heft where needed. Translucent glass adds structure without increasing visual surface area. When extra pizzazz is needed, look no further than back-painted glass or a stunning glass chandelier. Local design and remodeling professionals as well as glass manufacturers are using the material in some creative ways, with great results.

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Photo courtesy of Vetrazzo

Artistic and Eco-friendly

Vetrazzo recycled glass surfaces transform discarded

Cool As Ice

glass bottles into luxurious conversation pieces. “If you look at the recycled glass surface industry, there is

Some of today’s glass effects have never been

nothing that looks like Vertrazzo,” says brand manager

seen before and use technology to push the

Mary Warner. “Vetrazzo surfaces utilize a much larger

limits of design. Debuting at this year’s Kitchen

glass aggregate, so it’s more jewel-like, and it doesn’t

& Bath Industry Show, ThinkGlass by Mailhot

look like a quartz product.” The look is clean but colorful

can be used in a variety of kitchen and bath

with a high-end, high-definition shimmer. The dazzling

applications and offers custom textures, colors,

material can be applied to entire rooms or just to sinks,

thicknesses and weights. But perhaps the most

islands, tubs, showers, etc. More than just superior

staggering design option is LED illumination,

craftsmanship, Vetrazzo adheres to a strict set of earth-

which gives the recyclable glass an ethereal,

friendly practices, including sourcing recycled materials

water-like glow. When colored light illuminates

and its manufacturing facility locally.

the glass, it becomes an eye-catching design element. On top of the aesthetic appeal, ThinkGlass is also functional for everyday use. A textured finish is applied to the glass to hide fingerprints and smudges, annual sealing is not required, and the non-porous surface is resistant to stains, scratches, mold and mildew.

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Photo courtesy of Designs by BSB

Raise Your Glass

Becky Sue Becker, CKD, CBD, CAPS and principal of Designs by BSB in Atlanta, uses clear glass in kitchens to add unobtrusive countertop space. Becker has added height and functionality to kitchen counters by topping them with barlevel raised-glass surfaces. At first glance, the glass is barely visible, keeping the feel of the kitchen open and not weighed down by additional dark finishes. The technique, however, creates usable space both on and under the glass counter. According to Becker, raised-glass countertops “give a level of interest, yet do not divide space or steal the view!”

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▼ Bright and White A variety of glass treatments was used in a recent bath project by Mark Galey, president and founder of Magnet Construction. Both the shower and a bathroom door feature frosted glass for privacy, the latter cleverly labeled “WC” and accessorized with a faceted glass door knob that resembles a fist-sized crystal. The expansive frosted glass panels softly filter light and lend a peaceful feel to the bath. Adding shimmer and shine thanks to an abundance of natural light and a crisp white color palette are two exterior windows,

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Photos courtesy of 1. Atlas Homewares, 2. Kohler, 3. MODA Floors & Interiors, 4. Sea Gull Lighting, 5. Macy’s

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5 5 Easy Glass Upgrades 1. Glass Hardware Atlas Homewares Dream Glass cabinet and drawer pulls, www.atlashomewares.com 2. Glass Sinks Kallos Glass Lavatory by Kohler, www.kohler.com 3. Glass Tile Emphasis Glass Mosaic in Trencadis Diabolo by Dune 4. Glass Light Fixtures Eldridge One-Light Convertible Pendant by Sea Gull Lighting, www.seagulllighting.com Photos courtesy of Magnet Construction

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productguide New and Innovative Pushing the limits of design and technology in kitchens and baths

1. WAC Lighting Sol OLED Chandelier As energy-saving LED technology is entering the mainstream, WAC Lighting has taken a giant leap forward with the release of its Sol Organic LED Chandelier. The pioneering chandelier features an array of seven thin circular LED panels in place of traditional bulbs, which can be directed upward or downward for direct or indirect lighting. Inspired by ancient symbols for the sun, each fixture is handsigned and numbered, making it a true collector’s item. www.waclighting.com

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2. Waterworks Concrete Farmhouse Apron Bar Sink with Drain Board Combining several functions in one, Waterworks’ expanded kitchen line includes an apron-front concrete bar sink with optional built-in drainboard for a look that’s classic yet contemporary. Made with sustainable postindustrial waste materials, it is precast and available in several colors to match your décor. At 13 by 16 inches, it’s a great sink for a kitchen island or mini kitchen elsewhere in the house. www.waterworks.com 3. The Galley Sink by Shollmier You will rethink food prep and clean up after seeing The Galley Sink by Shollmier in action. The deep 5.5- or 7-foot long sink features two-tiered tracks that hold all the kitchen accessories needed for whipping up a feast, including cutting boards, drains, colanders and bowls. The trough-like vessel also can be emptied out and filled with ice to create your own chilled salad or dessert bar. Merging several functions into one, The Galley Sink is one spacesaving solution. www. thegalleysink.com

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4. Kohler’s Numi Comfort Height One-Piece Elongated Toilet This could be the most advanced toilet you’ve ever seen. From its striking silhouette to smart features such as a motion-activated lid and seat, feet warmer, illuminated panels and preprogrammed music player, a trip to the loo has never been so luxurious. Bearing the U.S. Environmental Protection Division’s Water Sense label, the Numi’s dual-flush system is also extremely efficient, using as little as 0.6 gallons per flush. www.kohler.com 5. American Standard FunBath A tub that makes bath time easier and more enjoyable for kids and parents? American Standard makes it possible with the new FunBath, which turns an existing 60-inch bath tub into a princess’s castle or fire truck using a temporary conversion kit. A plain white design is also available and can be customized with removable wall decals if desired. Each kit also comes with a built-in seat, grab bar and spray shower for added safety and convenience. www. americanstandard.com 6. LUXE Linear Drains by Platinum Stainless Steel Increasingly necessary for today’s popular kitchen and bath features such as zero-threshold shower enclosures, LUXE Linear Drains boast sleek, contemporary design and superior water management. Made with heavy-duty 100% stainless steel, LUXE Linear Drains are durable and safe. If you don’t prefer the industrial look of stainless steel, creative tile inserts can be incorporated to hide metal grates.www. luxelineardrains.com

Photos courtesy of (clockwise left to right) HL Group, Kohler, American Standard, LUXE Linear Drains, CSI Kitchen & Bath, CP Media Relations

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7. Vertigo Double Range Hood from Best’s Sopresa Collection by Broan-Nutone With an appearance more like that of a work of art, the Vertigo Double Range Hood’s polished steel curves resemble the movement of air as it travels upward into the device. While a bold statement piece, the island range hood looks right at home in a variety of kitchen styles, offering high performance with four-speed controls, 72 dBA maximum noise level and six 20-watt halogen lights. www. bestrangehoods.com

Photos courtesy of (clockwise left to right) Broan-Nutone, LLC, Elegant Additions, Thermador, Delta, TOTO, Sharp Communications, Inc.

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8. Silestone’s Volcano Series Countertop Introducing texture to quartz countertop surfaces, Silestone’s new Volcano Series resembles cool concrete. Available in neutral grays and creams, including Nuit Bleu (shown), the matte finish is perfect for adding a bit of contemporary style while enjoying the benefits of durable quartz. Designers and homeowners alike will appreciate its depth and versatility. www. silestoneusa.com

10. Dornbracht DEQUE Single-Lever Basin Mixer Designed for a variety of bath and sink applications, Dornbracht’s German-engineered DEQUE single-lever basin mixer turns water into architecture, creating a sensory experience unlike any other. When turned on, the fitting releases a gentle cascading waterfall that feel like tiny pearls beading across the skin. Coupled with sleek modern lines and precise geometry, Dornbracht masters the streamlined look with DEQUE. www.dornbracht.com

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9. TOTO’s Aimes Overhead Rain Shower with EcoPower LED Lighting System The lampshadeinspired shape of the Aimes shower head is whimsical and modern, generating a relaxing natural glow with energyefficient LED light. The fixture gives the bath a luxurious feel while using TOTO’s smart EcoPower technology to harness the kinetic energy of moving water to power the light. The overhead shower and lamp combines two essential functions in one stylish piece. www.totousa.com

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11. Thermador Pro Grand Steam Range Great for multitasking and small spaces, Thermador’s new 48-inch Pro Grand Steam Range offers seven distinct cooking options with four integrated appliances: a combination steam and convection oven, largecapacity convection oven, six-burner gas cooktop with electric grill/griddle and a warming drawer. Ideal for the gourmet chef, the stainless steel range also features extra-low simmering technology, hydraulic soft-close hinges and doors and commercialstyle temperature gauges and illuminated displays. www.thermador.com

12. Delta’s Addison PullDown Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O Technology The latest touch-sensor technology makes kitchen cleanup a piece of cake, activating Delta’s Addison Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet without the use of sticky or germy hands. Finish the job with the convenient pull-down spray wand, which boasts several spray settings, including a water-saving one, and a 20-inch reach to eliminate messes. When not in use, the faucet’s seashell-inspired curves add a touch of romance to the kitchen. www.deltafaucet.com

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productguide In Style Get inspired by the latest looks kitchens and baths

1. RODA by Basco Vonse Glass Door and Panel with Return Panel on a Buttress With shower enclosures replacing bathtubs in many homes, glass shower doors have become design statements in their own right. Made with heavy 3/8-inch-thick glass, the Vonse glass door and panel system keeps this shower enclosure from feeling closed off and adds a contemporary vibe with its curvy lines. Choose from a variety of configurations and glass and hardware finishes for a perfect fit. www.rodabybasco.com

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2. MTI Whirlpools Addison Freestanding Tub Part of MTI Whirlpools’ Boutique Collection, the Addison freestanding tub represents the trend in spa-inspired baths. When a serene soak is in order, the deep convex shape of the tub offers great back support that entices the user to linger a little longer. Each solid-surface tub is made one-at-a-time by hand in the U.S. and is available in six colors and with optional air jets and other indulgent features. www.mtiwhirpools.com

3. Merillat Black-and-White Kitchen A combination of contrasting colors and simple lines represents one of today’s most popular kitchen styles. Merillat’s Tolani cabinet door style in Chiffon-painted maple is highlighted by thick black countertops, stainless steel appliances and pops of apple green for a contemporary yet organic look. A neutral tile floor keeps things light and lowmaintenance. www.merillat.com

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4. Wellborn Cabinet’s Milan Cherry Vanity with Espresso Stain New wall-mounted vanities that appear to float above the ground are bringing contemporary sophistication to baths. The clean lines and dark finish of Wellborn Cabinet’s Milan Cherry Vanity are the epitome of simple refinement. Best of all, it reduces visual clutter, making small spaces feel larger without sacrificing storage area. Now that’s smart style. www.wellborn.com

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5. Premier Copper Products Pendant Lights Adding rustic flair and a warm glow, Premier Copper Products offers copper pendant lights in several sizes along with a full line of copper kitchen and bath products. The oil-rubbed bronze handhammered copper is in keeping with popular farmhouse- and industrialchic-style kitchens. Another plus: The pendant is made with 99.7% recycled copper. www. premiercopperproducts. com

6. GE Monogram Fully Integrated Dishwasher and Refrigerator Kitchens are getting a more seamless, built-in look these days with the development of fully integrated appliances that sit flush with surrounding cabinetry. Formerly a feature offered only by luxury brands, GE Monogram is taking appliance integration to the mainstream market with its recent debut of a panel-ready dishwasher and refrigerator. It’s up to you whether to stick with the traditional stainless steel or try the trendy matching cabinet fronts. www.monogram.com

Photos courtesy of (clockwise left to right) Kleber & Associates, Wellborn Cabinet, Inc., Melissa Riche PR, GE Monogram, Merillat, MTI Whirlpools

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10. Natural Stone Backsplashes No longer confined to countertops, vast expanses of natural stone are making their way onto backsplashes with stunning effects. Slabs with lots of movement and color such as Golden Crystal granite are top candidates for this dramatic application as are subtle and sophisticated marbles. Contrast with a solid color countertop or match backsplash and countertop for a modern seamless look. www.arizonatile. com

7. Crossville Glass Tile Backsplash Creative mosaic tile backsplashes are popping up in contemporary and traditional kitchens alike, creating a focal point with color, texture and pattern. This arrangement of Crossville Glass Blox 1/2” x 2” tiles in Dewdrop/Olive Mist/ Deep Sea was used in a recent kitchen project by Momentum Construction. The vertical alignment of the tile design reinforces the strong lines of the cabinets and cabinet hardware. www. crossvilleinc.com

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8. Vent-a-Hood Designer Series Vent Hoods Essential kitchen ventilation systems have become a style statement, with decorative custom hoods serving as spacedefining accents chock full of designer touches. Homeowners can create their own look with Vent-a-Hood’s online vent hood design tool, which offers eight styles, more than 200 metallic or painted finishes and your choice of bands, rails and lip treatments. Multiple widths, configurations and blower systems are available to fit your kitchen layout and cooking style. www. ventahood.com

9. Sterling Accord Grab Bars Aging-in-place and universal design features are becoming prevalent as homeowners discover the advantages and think ahead about their future lifestyle needs. Even if mobility isn’t an issue right now, fixtures such as grab bars and seated showers increase safety for everyone in the family. As demonstrated by Sterling’s Accord grab bars, many stylish universal design features are available. www.sterlingplumbing. com

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11. Brizo Charlotte Bath Collection Art Deco is back in a big way and the Brizo Charlotte Bath Collection is a prime example. A blend of modern and traditional design elements, the line offers a bold, sophisticated look full of character and warmth. It’s available in Brizo’s newest and most fashion-forward finish: Cocoa Bronze, a beautiful counterpart to the collection’s satin nickel accents. www.brizo.com

12. Moen Flushmount Body Sprays Body sprays are transforming shower enclosures into “vertical spas.” With adjustable spray faces that can be positioned 20 degrees in any direction, Moen’s Flushmount body sprays offer a personalized and luxurious bathing experience. The sleek spray faces, available in round or square trim and in three finishes, fit cleanly against the wall and use spiral-shaped nozzle patterns to provide invigorating full-body coverage. www.moen.com

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Top Trends

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The NKBA’s top 10 kitchen and bath trends

Dynamic Vanities

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Stylish options for busy lifestyles

Building a Budget

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Choose where to spend your remodeling dollars

On the Surface

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Countertop options for every home and family

Remodel Return

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Find out what you can expect from your investment

Measuring Guide

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Figure out how much space you have to work with

Kitchen Layouts

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Pick the best design plan for your kitchen

Kitchen & Bath Resources

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Your Project Workbook Thinking of updating your kitchen or bath in the near future? Fill out this questionnaire to understand your wants and needs. Your designer or contractor will thank you!

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The Big Picture When do you want this project completed?

How long do you plan on staying in the remodeled or new house? (This should help you figure out the breakdown of price per year.)

When do you want to begin this project?

Do you want your plans prepared by: a builder/contractor an architect an interior designer a certified kitchen or bath designer other What is your overall estimated budget for this project? less than $12,000 $60,000-$80,000 $12,000-$30,000 $80,000-$100,000 $30,000-$45,000 $100,000 & above $45,000-$60,000 Do you want your kitchen/bath to have: more room less room less upkeep better layout/flow updated features more natural light other

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What type(s) of pets do you have, if any? Where do they eat?

How many people live in the house? ____adults ____children ____extended family

Sleep?

Are you planning to expand your yes no family?

Do you buy pet food in bulk? yes no If yes, what type? dry canned

What special needs does your family have? dietary restrictions kosher medical memory-impaired vision-impaired diabetic allergies non-barrier mobility (ramps) visible storage security (valuables) safety (children) seated use of kitchen lockable knife storage home-schooling space

Spend their time?

Prioritize the following options: (1) very important (2) important (3) not important ____function of space ____traffic flow through space ____space for multiple cooks in kitchen ____eco-friendly products ____look of space ____materials made in the USA ____brand name of materials ____budget flexibility ____timeframe of project ____type of cabinet interiors ____type of drawer slides ____technology ATLANTA HOME IMPROVEMENT DECEMBER 2011

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The Kitchen Photo courtesy of DRS and Associates

Top 10 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends After determining the winners of the 2011 NKBA Design Competition, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) identified the following as the 10 most popular design trends of the year. 1. Commitment to Color Commitments to color are growing. Vibrant colors can be introduced through a backsplash of back-painted glass in a strong hue. Green specifically is gaining ground in bathrooms this year. Though many people still use beiges and tans, green is quickly becoming the frontrunner of color choice. 2. Tactile Appeal through Textures Lines, colors and patterns can act as either a point of interest or a mellow background. The effect of a patterned area rug can be simulated with inset oversized glass mosaic tile. Custom-made glass keystone tiles create a quilted effect and add a shimmering surface to shower walls. 3. The Attributes of Glass Glass has emerged as a major design element in kitchens and baths this year. Use one color to create a cohesive environment or mix for pops of color all over. Combine with light to take glass in a whole new direction. 4. Freestanding and Angled Tubs Large, freestanding tubs are taking over bathroom designs. Rounded, rectangular and angled tubs are an artistic accent with an added bonus: a soothing soak. Whether situated on stones, wood flooring or a platform, the freestanding soaking tub is an integral part of many bathrooms today. 5. Espresso and Chocolate in Cabinetry Deep hues of chocolate and espresso are covering cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Natural finishes—absent of glazing and distressing—are now found in many kitchen designs, as simple chocolate browns act as the smooth and understated partner to brighter accents. 6. Walk-in Pantries With the demand for wall space (rather than wall cabinets) in popular open-plan kitchens, alternative pantry and storage solutions are increasingly required. Sinks, additional workspace, dish storage and food storage are being placed in separate walk-in pantries that match the main kitchen design, creating a seamless look. 7. Detailed Ceilings Ceilings are one of the newest ways to update kitchens and baths. From rustic beams to faux finishes, defined architectural features add interest. Eyecatching light fixtures and lighting techniques draw attention upward, making the room’s “fifth wall” the star of the show. 8. Natural Elements The use of natural elements in kitchen and bath design remains a trend. Try polished stone with leatheraccented cabinetry or drawer pulls. Use backlighting with translucent crystal formations on the walls or countertops for an opulent look. 9. A Tiered Approach to Proportion Stacking and mixing heights and depths adds visual appeal to kitchens today. Raised and overlapping island countertop surfaces and offset pantries are just a few examples of the asymmetrical approach. 10. Inlaid Flooring Inlaid flooring is adding richness, texture and color to traditional surfaces. Designers and installers are being called on to provide innovation as materials are selected and flooring is installed. Hand-fit pieces to mimic the look of more elaborate floors, such as parquet, are common. Information provided by the National Kitchen & Bath Association, www.nkba.org www.atlantahomeimprovement.com

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Do you think your kitchen needs: a simple cosmetic makeover a complete renovation a partial renovation (such as reworking the prep area or adding an island) Do you have a sketch of your ideas for the kitchen? yes no

Do you want to incorporate architectural details in your cabinets? cabinets with feet, valances or furniture bases crown molding arches wainscot other

What do you like about your present kitchen?

What do you dislike about your present kitchen?

Are you or your spouse likely to do any yes no of the installation work? If so, how much? Would you like the kitchen floorplan to have: more efficient storage more efficient space planning convenient movement between the kitchen, dining room and work centers

Would a file drawer be advantageous? yes no Plan for current countertops: replace reuse preferred color preferred style preferred edge treatment

If replacing, what type of material do you want to use? laminate wood ceramic tile stainless steel granite marble solid surface glass concrete limestone stone composite lava stone manufactured quartz other

What type of design would you like your new kitchen to have? contemporary traditional eclectic transitional themed design (such as Old World or vintage) Do you want to: change doors or windows add an island change the size of the space by incorporating space from an adjacent room consider a room addition have a raised or vaulted ceiling

Would you like to have more countertop space around your: cooktop oven sink refrigerator other

What colors are you considering for your new kitchen?

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nut chopper juicer slow cooker electric can opener toaster/toaster oven coffee maker/grinder other

What type and finish of faucet do you want?

Will any of the cooking or food preparation require special kitchen appliances? gourmet baking frying canning candy making ethnic steaming in-home catering company other

Do you want a pot-filler?

If you plan on adding a new refrigerator, what kind do you want? slide-in built-in look freestanding built-in If you plan on adding a new microwave, what kind do you want? countertop built-in above cooktop built-in microwave drawer built-in cabinet For ventilation, what type of vent hood do you want? updraft downdraft recirculating Is your ventilation: adequate noisy ugly nonexistent venting to outside What style and quantity of sink(s) do you prefer: single basin double basin triple basin farm house super-sized integral sink minimum depth of basin(s) minimum width of basin(s)

What sink type and finish do you want?

yes

no

What electronic components do you want? built-in stereo desktop computer DSL cable hook-up intercom security system TV landline telephone laptop computer tablet computer WiFi other

What type of lighting do you prefer? windows skylight under cabinet toe kick recessed decorative artwork spots pendant xenon ceiling fan chandelier LED soffit other

If you’re replacing the flooring, what type of material are you considering? vinyl stone tile ceramic tile wood carpet radiant heat cork bamboo stained concrete other _____________________________________ ATLANTA HOME IMPROVEMENT DECEMBER 2011

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The Kitchen LIFESTYLE How often do you shop for groceries? daily weekly biweekly monthly How many people will be cooking or helping with preparation in the kitchen? adults____ children____

Do you like your guests to help you yes no with meal preparation?

Do you buy food or drinks in bulk? yes no

Do you like your guests to help clean yes no up after the meal?

If yes, where do you store bulk items? kitchen pantry garage mudroom laundry room basement

Do you retain caterers who prepare all your meals for entertaining? yes no

Are the primary cooks: right-handed left-handed What are their heights? How does the family use the kitchen? daily heat-and-serve meals daily full-course meals from scratch weekend quantity cooking relaxing weekend family meals games hobby cooking/baking reading plating food for serving homework other How many people eat during: daily family meals dinner parties (seated) dinner parties (buffet) family holiday dinners (seated) family holiday dinners (buffet) large parties (buffet) What type of eating area do you want? table (round/rectangle/square/ hexagonal/octagonal) bench banquette or booth attached table counter-height bar raised bar lower bar other What type of entertaining do you do? cocktail party barbecue sit-down dinners buffet other How often do you entertain? How many guests at a time? Do you like to be the only one in the kitchen with your guests in a separate space that is away from the kitchen? yes no Do you like to be the only cook in the kitchen, with your guests close by in a space that opens into the kitchen? yes no Do you like your guests to sit in the kitchen visiting with you while you yes no cook? www.atlantahomeimprovement.com

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How do you store fresh foods? refrigerator baskets in cabinet cellar storage other

STORAGE Do you store wine?

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no

How many bottles of: red____ white____ investment____ collection____ single bottles____ cases____ Do you want: an open wine cabinet a small wine cooler

a wine cellar a large wine cooler

Would you like a recyclables-sorting station in the: kitchen utility room garage basement mudroom outside

How do you store bread? refrigerator freezer cabinet bread drawer countertop How do you store linens? hanging folded How much space do you require for linens? Where would you like to place your fire extinguisher? Do you require a separate utility cabinet for brooms, mops and cleaning yes no supplies?

Do you use the kitchen as a home office too: sort coupons/mail pay bills store games do homework prepare shopping lists and recipes

Do you require storage for a vacuum cleaner? yes no

Do you want space for: bulletin board artwork wall memo/chalkboard calendar family organization center other Approximately how many cookbooks do you have? Do you prefer to have the books: visible behind closed doors Would you like to have some kind of filing system for incoming and yes no outgoing mail? If yes, do you want it to be: visible behind closed doors Do you have anything to be displayed for decorative purposes, such as pottery, china, baskets, etc.? yes no Describe

Do you use an extra freezer for storage outside the kitchen? yes no

Would you like to add these specialized storage accessories to your cabinetry? lazy Susan toe kick stepstool ironing board rollout shelves towel bar pullout table for two pot rack recycling/waste bins child locks locked storage liquor storage corner drawers tarnish-resistant silver storage vertical dividers for trays and drawers in toe-kick cutting boards tilt-out sponge tray spice rack cutting boards dish-drawer pegs wire baskets wicker baskets area for pet food pantry with rollout shelves pantry with swinging shelves pantry with can racks on doors utensil slots (fixed or adjustable) knife storage in drawer knife storage in block on countertop knife storage on wall magnet other

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The Bathroom What do you like about your present bathroom?

What do you dislike about your present bathroom?

Do you feel the bathroom floorplan needs to be rearranged to create a yes no more efficient space? Would you want to move interior walls to enlarge the bathroom? yes no Do you want a raised or vaulted ceiling? yes no What feeling would you like your new bathroom space to have? sleek/contemporary traditional strictly functional country open and airy formal warm and cozy spa-like other What colors are you considering for your new bathroom?

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What activities will take place in the bathroom? dressing applying makeup/hair care showering sauna bathing/soaking steam shower laundry drip-drying clothes TV viewing stereo/mp3 player If hair and makeup will be taking place, will it be: in front of a mirror standing up sitting down at a vanity What type of cabinet interior storage interests you? lazy Susan drawers linen closet towel warmer (hydronic or electric) warming drawers for robes and/or towels medicine cabinet rollout shelves toe kick stepstool ironing board refrigeration for makeup and/or medicine electrical outlets in cabinets and/or drawers other What cabinet features do you want? wood steel glass doors decorative laminate organizational fittings safe for valuables (large/small) other Do you want to incorporate architectural details? arch pilasters wainscot crown molding floating cabinets feet, valances or furniture bases on cabinets other

FIXTURES & ACCESSORIES Do you plan on keeping the existing bathroom fixtures? yes no Do you want: a single vanity double vanities separate vanities a pedestal sink antique-looking cabinetry What kind of vanity top do you want? laminate ceramic tile glass limestone stainless steel marble lava stone solid surface wood granite stone composite manufactured quartz Do you want: a standard tub

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What size? Length____ Width____ Depth____ How many people should it hold? What kind? Brand Model Material Features: air jets water jets handheld shower grab bars body sprays heating element music lighting chromatherapy (therapeutic colored light) What style of shower do you want? barrier-free glass enclosure premolded steam

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The Bathroom What type of storage do you need?

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What size? Length____ Width____ Height____

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BATH

hamper

towels

bed linens

How many people should it hold?

laundry facilities

clothing closets

natural stone solid surface Material: Features: porcelain tile stone tiles stone slab grab bars foot rest built-in or wall-mounted seat body sprays steam element soap/shampoo shelf regular showerhead hand-held showerhead multiple showerheads rain showerhead digital control

books or magazines

makeup

shaving equipment

paper products

cleaning supplies

medicine

What style and type of toilet do you want? bidet dual flush half-wall one piece low-flow wall-mount comfort height What style and type of faucets do you want?

other What kind of lighting do you want? soffit

LED

CFL

xenon

down lights

night light

ceiling light/fan

overhead

under cabinet

toe-kick

pendant

recessed

decorative

chandelier

other What kind of additional heating do you want in the bathroom? heat lamp

auxiliary heater

radiant floor heat

towel warmer

Do you want a place for your bathroom scale?

Do you want room for a chair, chest or

Do you want a framed mirror?

bench?

Which features do you want in your exhaust/ventilation fan? light light and heat timer humidity sensor night light wall heater radiant heating

Do you want a special window?

Would you like an entertainment yes no center? If so, what do you want in it? TV DVD/Blu-ray player CD/mp3 player radio speakers game system other

warming drawer

yes

yes

no

no

Describe:

Do you want a skylight?

yes

no

Describe:

Do you want display shelves?

Which of the following items will you use in your bathroom? blow dryer electric razor hot rollers bar sink curling/straightening iron electronic toothbrush lighted makeup mirror steam bath landline telephone refrigerator tanning bed sauna towel warmer (hydronic, electric, wallmounted, freestanding) other

yes

no

If so, what kind? open

wood

behind glass

glass

built-in

freestanding

What flooring do you plan on using? vinyl

ceramic tile

wood

cork

stained concrete

marble

other

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Budget Planner In any project, there are many factors that will affect your budget as you go along. This cost breakdown will help you budget for the features you plan to include in your remodel. These figures represent approximate costs for uninstalled products in a 10-by-10-foot room.

KITCHEN COSTS

ECONOMICAL

MID-RANGE

HIGH-END

Cabinets

$6,000-$20,000

$20,000-$40,000

$40,000+

Countertops (per sq. ft.)

$15-$30

$40-$75

$75+

Flooring (per sq. ft.)

$2-$8

$8-$20

$20+

Backsplash (per sq. ft.)

$2-$7

$7-$15

$15+

Sinks

$125-$400

$400-$1,000

$1,000+

Cooktop

$500-$1,000

$1,000-$2,500

$2,500+

Dishwasher

$450-$750

$750-$1,250

$1,250+

Oven

$500-$1,000

$1,000-$4,700

$4,700+

Refrigerator

$800-$1,200

$1,200-$9,000

$9,000+

Microwave

$100-$350

$350-$750

$750+

Garbage disposal

$75-$150

$150-$350

$350+

Instant hot/filtered water

$200-$500

$500-$800

$800+

Accessories (soap/lotion dispenser, etc.)

$40-$75

$75-$100

$100+

Faucets

$75-$250

$250-$1,250

$1,250+

Hood

$100-$350

$350-$1,250

$1,250+

Lighting (recessed)

$160-$1,000

$1,000-$2,500

$2,500+

Lighting (task)

$360-$500

$500-$865

$865+

Lighting (pendants)

$50-$500

$500-$2,000

$2,000+

BATHROOM COSTS

ECONOMICAL

MID-RANGE

HIGH-END

Fixtures

$700-$1,500

$1,500-$4,500

$4,500+

Vanity cabinets (60 inches wide)

$300-$900

$900-$2,000

$2,000+

Faucets/fittings

$150-$500

$500-$1,000

$1,000+

Countertops (per sq. ft.)

$15-$40

$40-$75

$75+

Tile (per sq. ft.)

$5-$15

$15-$50

$50+

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On the Surface COUNTERTOP MATERIALS

RELATIVE COST

Glass

Manufactured Quartz

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

PROS AND CONS

Medium to high ($75-$250)

Easy to clean. Can be scratched.

Flexible. Can fit any style, from contemporary to rustic. Wide array of colors and patterns available. Can be molded to fit needs.

Medium ($60-$110)

Requires little maintenance. No sealant needed.

Durable, resistant to wear and tear, scratches, stains. Heat-impervious. Some patterns look like natural stone. Available in a wide array of colors. Slab-size limitations may mean waste and seams.

Medium to high ($50-$250)

Surface can be sanded and resealed to repair scratches. Regular application of mineral oil keeps wood conditioned and stain resistant. For non-cutting areas a stain and/or top coat can be applied for a sealed wood finish.

Warm and cozy appeal. Wide array of wood species. Variety of construction including plank and end grain. Stain/top coat can easily scratch and break down.

Granite

High ($32-$200)

Repairable by professionals only. Use a cutting board. Resealing needed once a year. Dark surfaces need frequent wipe-downs to avoid fingerprints.

Very stylish. Provides a smooth, cool surface for handling things like dough. Absorbs some oils and stains. Heat-impervious. Sold by the slab. Popular colors more cost effective for waste concerns.

Limestone

High ($50-$80)

Requires annual sealing.

Porous and soft. Best used in bath or low-traffic kitchen areas.

Marble

High ($50-$200/ sq. ft.)

Scratches somewhat easily. Repairable by professionals only.

Professional look. Cool surface for handling things like dough. Absorbs oils and some odors, but some are less absorbent than granite.

Soapstone

High ($50-$90/ sq. ft)

Needs protective wax sealant once, then as needed. Scratches easily. Stain-proof.

Develops a rich patina over time if left untreated. Extremely durable. Easy to maintain.

Stainless Steel

High ($75-$150)

Easy to clean. Durable, but scratches easily. Scratches are not repairable. Requires frequent wipe-downs due to fingerprints. Brushed finish can minimize appearance of wear and tear.

Sleek, professional look. Cool surface. Does not chip or crack. Does not absorb stains, oils or odors. Can dent. Heat-impervious.

Copper

High ($100-185/ sq. ft.)

Clean with copper cleaner for shiny finish. Can be cleaned with soap and water if patina is desired.

Warm, artistic look. Antibacterial surface. Extremely durable. Cannot be sealed to prevent tarnishing. Shows fingerprints.

Tile (ceramic, porcelain)

Low to medium ($10-$90)

Grout lines must be cleaned; grout can discolor. Ceramic tile can chip. Repairable.

Very stylish. Will not scratch. Does not absorb oils or odors. Heat-impervious. Mixing and matching provides opportunities for creativity.

Concrete

High ($65-95/sq. ft)

Requires sealer to protect surface. Reseal every 1-2 years. Clean with nonabrasive cleaner.

Porous and soft. Can scratch, burn and stain. Wide array of color mixtures available. Made to order, eliminating slab size limitations.

Solid Surface

Low to medium ($45-$85/sq. ft.)

Easy to repair surface scratches, stains and burns. Deeper damage can be professionally repaired. Little maintenance required.

Does not mar easily. Easy to repair and restore. Does not absorb oils or odors. Resistant to heat damage. Great flexibility; pliable material can be molded to almost any specification.

Laminate

Low ($15-$50)

Cleans easily with basic household kitchen cleaner. Can scratch, stain, crack and chip. Not repairable.

Wood

(price range per sq. ft.)

Least expensive to install and replace. Vast color and pattern selection. Does not absorb oils or odors. Not heat-impervious. Limitations on edges and seams.

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Remodel Return Want to know if your remodel will increase the value of your home? The figures below are from Remodeling Magazine’s 2011-2012 Cost vs. Value Report. They show Atlanta averages for how a remodel may affect the resale of your home.

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Measuring Guide Providing a professional with rough measurements and sketches of your kitchen or bath will help them develop with specific ideas and determine the project’s scope and estimated cost. Here is a guide to properly measuring your kitchen or bath to help you begin planning your dream project. Before you begin, be sure to note your trim thickness, the location of any pocket doors and floor vents and whether the top of your cabinets will be visible in any place of the room.

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• Measure the overall length of each wall at countertop level.

• Locate the centerline for your sink, cooktop and oven by measuring from the nearest sidewall to the center of the cabinetry.

• Measure each section of wall separately, measuring from corner to window, window to door, etc. Make sure these measurements add up to the total wall measurement. • Measure from outside trim to outside trim.

• Indicate the type of cooktop. • Note locations of any future appliances. • Note the placement of the icemaker.

Ceilings • Measure the ceiling height from the finished floor to the existing ceiling at a couple of different areas. • Measure from finished floor to the bottom of existing soffits. • Are there any can lights that will interfere with the crown molding or the valence?

• Measure the height and width of all existing appliances.

Plumbing and HVAC • Record the centerlines of plumbing, measuring from the nearest sidewall to the center of the sink. • Record the general location of all heat and air supplies and any returns.

Windows

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• Measure window heights, widths and distances to the sidewall end, to the ceiling and to the floor.

• Note where all gas lines are, as well as exterior sprinkler heads.

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Doors • Measure any door heights, widths and distances to the sidewall end, to cabinetry and to the ceiling. • Measure from outside trim to outside trim.

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Kitchen Layouts According to the NKBA’s guidelines, there are four basic kitchen layouts: galley, L-shape, U-shape and G-shape. How each layout functions is based on the concept of the work triangle, or the distance between the three main work areas: sink, cooktop and refrigerator. For maximum efficiency, the work triangle should follow these guidelines: • Each triangle leg should be 4-9 feet long, and the sum of the three should not exceed 26 feet. • Cabinetry should not intersect any triangle leg. • General traffic patterns should not interfere with the work triangle.

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L-shape

The galley consists of two facing walls and usually is found in condos and apartments. The work triangle is efficient, but the aisle between the two countertops is narrow. This option is a good plan for one cook.

In this kitchen design, two perpendicular walls contain the three main elements— sink, cooktop and refrigerator—to create a natural triangle. The L-shape kitchen generally will have ample counter space and lends itself to the inclusion of an island.

U-shape

G-shape

The U-shape kitchen uses three walls, or two walls with an attached peninsula. This layout is very efficient because it allows the cook to pivot among the stations, provides excellent storage and can accommodate two cooks. A center island often is included in the larger versions of this plan.

This option is basically a U-shaped kitchen with a fourth wall, which is usually opposite the sink and contains additional appliances, a pantry or a desk. Generally one of the largest layouts, the Gshape allows for more amenities than any other layout. Editorial Resources begin on page 78.

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Resources Architectural Stone Accents 3661 Presidentioal Parkway Atlanta, GA 30340 (770) 248-1247 www.asagranite.com See ad on p. 67 Artisan Custom Closets 210 Commerce Drive Dallas, GA 30132 (770) 790-5368 www.artisancustomclosets. com See ad on p. 46 Atlanta Design and Build (770) 565-8999 www.atlantadesignbuild.com See ad on p. 50 Britt’s 325 Buford Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30045 (770) 982-2808 www.britts.com See ad on p. 50,52 Brookwood Kitchens 2140 Peachtree Road, NW Suite 310 Atlanta, GA 30309 (44) 355-7232 www.brookwoodkitchensinc. com See ad on p. 45

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Construction Resources 224 Rio Circle Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 378-3220 www. constructionresourcesusa.com See ad on p. 64 Cowan Supply 3032 Bankers Industrial Drive, Suite A Atlanta, GA 30360 (404) 351-6351 www.cowansupply.com See ad on p. 60 CSI Kitchen and Bath 6527 Jimmy Carter Boulevard Suite #C-2 Norcross, GA 30071 (770) 729-1999 www.csikitchenandbath.com See ad on p. 70

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Diversified Cabinet Distributors 5250 Brook Hollow Parkway Norcross, GA 30071 (678) 325-3600 www.dcdcabinets.com See ad on p. 56 Drexler Shower Door Company 1452 Northside Drive Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 351-4141 www.drexlershowerdoor.com See ad on p. 56 European Sink 2655 Buford Highway Atlanta, GA 30324 (770) 936-0512 www.europeansinkatlanta.com See ad on p. 58 Ferguson Enterprises Multiple Locations (404) 495-9919 www.ferguson.com See ad on p. 64

Home Forge Remodeling 111 New Street, Suite A Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 371-0102 www.homeforgeremodeling. com See ad on p. 60 Howard Payne 3583-D Chamblee-Tucker Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30341 (770) 451-0136 howardpayne.com See ad on p. 62 J. Tobin, LLC (678) 463-0407 www.tangent.carbonmonade. com See ad on p. 68 J & K2 Kitchen and Bath Ltd. 5715 Oakbrook Parkway Suite A Norcross, GA 30093 (678) 421-9881 www.jk2kitchen.com See ad on p. 45 Magnet Remodeling & Construction (404) 867-3258 www.magnetconstruction. com See ad on p. 68

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