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▲ Samuel Heath Georgian Basin Mixer This classically designed 1/2-inch basin faucet with ceramic lever controls captures the essence of the Georgian period. Suggested retail price: from $1,020. Available at Architectural Accents, www.architecturalaccents.com.

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1. Best Bath ONE System Adding universal design solutions to your homes as you, or members of your family, age doesn’t mean you need to compromise on style. These stylish powder-coated grab bars in Sun Gold Metallic come as part of the well-designed ONE Bath System, which is designed to meet all your needs in one beautiful, easy solution. Suggested retail price: $28-$34 per sq. ft. Available from Adapted Living Spaces, www.adaptedlivingspaces.com. 2. Kohler Reve Dual-Flush Toilet Add a sculptural element to your bathroom with this sleek toilet design. Along with geometric lines and contemporary styling, this one-piece Reve toilet not only delivers a bold design but also substantial water savings. Suggested retail price: $1,534. Available at Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., www.ferguson.com. 3. Xylem Windsor Bath Vanity The timeless, vintage-style of this bathroom vanity collection blends with casual or traditional settings, adding a feeling of bright spaciousness to even the most modestly sized bath. The Antique Bisque finish replicates a time-worn patina. Suggested retail price: $445-$3,225. Available at European Sink Atlanta, www.europeansinkatlanta. com. 4. Vola Built-in Towel Warmer Vola offers several in-wall towel warmer systems that include multiple heated towel bars. Available from three bars up to eleven bars, they can be positioned to fit your requirements. Suggested retail price: $3,860-$8,995. Available at Elegant Additions, www. elegantadditions.net. 5. LUXE Linear Drains Tile Insert Shower Drain For a seamless, contemporary look in your bathroom, this tile insert shower drain by LUXE Linear Drains creates the illusion of water vanishing into the floor. Suggested retail price: $590-$715. Available at Daltile Atlanta Tile & Stone Gallery, www.daltile.com.

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6. Duravit Onto Bath Onto introduces a completely new console principle: the washbasin is not placed on the console but, instead, it is mounted first so that the console can be placed onto the ceramic afterwards. A practical solution, this new form of bathroom design is easy to plan, easy to install and easy to clean. Suggested retail price: $1,030-$1,660. Available at Plumbing Distributors, Inc. (PDI), www.relyonpdi.com. 7. Modernus Transparent Colored Sliding Door Re-think your bathroom door and add some impact with this striking glass sliding door—a solution for an en-suite master bathroom or a kids space in need of a pop of color. Suggested retail price: $1,400. Available from www.modernus.com. 8. American Standard Customizable Shower System Replace a little-used bathtub with a safe, spacious walk-in shower without breaking the bank or breaking down tile walls. The solid-surface shower wall and base system from American Standard can be easily installed in just about any bathroom with a simple glue-up installation over existing tile, concrete or sheetrock. Suggested retail price: $670-$1,430. Available from www.americanstandard-us.com. 9. Kraus White Rectangular Ceramic Sink This elegant ceramic above-the-counter washbasin boasts a smooth, shiny white surface that is resistant to stains and easily cleaned and maintained. Suggested retail price: $261. Available at Home Depot, www.homedepot.com. 10. Susan Jablon Herringbone Tile Beautiful handmade glass tiles in a striking herringbone pattern will add certain panache to any bathroom. Made in their upstate New York studio, the 1x3 glass tiles come in a variety of shades, combinations and finishes. Suggested retail price: $22.49 per sq. ft. Available from www.susanjablon. com. 11. Lanza Three-Light Bath Vanity by Hinkley Lighting Add a touch of Art Deco-style glamour. Hinkley Lighting’s Lanza collection features a chic geometric design that adds a layer of sophistication to bathroom lighting. Suggested retail price: $239. Available at Progressive Lighting, www.progressivelighting.com. www.atlantahomeimprovement.com

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productspotlight Livable Kitchens Functional and stylish choices make the kitchen a place you’ll enjoy cooking and entertaining in BY MARTINE RESNICK

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▲ Millennium Lighting Rubbed Bronze NeoIndustrial Chandelier Industrial-style finishes in the kitchen are increasingly popular. This chandelier features warehouse-style metal shades, and optional wire guards would add an edge to a kitchen island or table. Suggested retail price: $249.90. Available at Lowe’s, www.lowes.com.

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1. Whirlpool Ice Collection Seeking an alternative to stainless steel kitchen appliances? Whirlpool’s Ice Collection is a fresh take on classic white, featuring silver accents, minimalist lines, sleek handles and streamlined control. Suggested retail price: $369-$2,299. Available at Sears, www.sears.com. 2. Viking Customizable Stove Viking D3 offers exciting styling, 24 color options and unique handle and knob customization choices. Suggested retail price: $3,500. Available from HADCO, www.hadco.net. 3. Crayola Mosaic Tiles Crayola, a name associated with beautiful colors, creativity and, of course, with children has partnered with Surfaces to create a fun, unique line of glass mosaic tiles. With vibrant colors and fun, playful shapes, these tiles allow you to bring Crayola colors into your home. Suggested retail price: $18-$35 per sq. ft. Available from www.surfaces.net/crayola. 4. Caesarstone Countertops in Blizzard High-style, low-maintenance Caesarstone adds a contemporary look to any kitchen. Composed of 93% natural quartz, Caesarstone is resistant to stains, scratches, most household chemicals and moderate heat. It never needs sealing, and its hard, non-porous surface makes cleaning simple. Suggested retail price: $75 per sq. ft. installed. Available at Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, www.designgalleria.net. 5. Kitchen Craft Cabinets Kitchen Craft Cabinets are available at two price points: The Aurora and The Integra (shown in Elgin door style and Palomino finish). The features associated with standard Integra cabinet boxes assure a well-constructed cabinet, while several upgrade options give you the freedom to add features as desired. The Aurora has an assortment of budget-friendly styles and finishes and all the details to bring your look together. Available at Founders Kitchen and Bath, www.fkbga.com.

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6. KWC Ono Touch Light Pro Faucet Go super high-tech this winter and control your water volume and temperature remotely with a simple touch. This new concept in electronic faucet operation is a completely wireless, fully portable, touch-operated control that can be positioned virtually anywhere near the kitchen faucet. Suggested retail price: from $3,153. Available at Cowan Supply, www.cowansupply.com. 7. Zephyr Trapeze Island Vent Hood There are island range hoods, and then there is Trapeze. “Floating” in midair using a delicate suspension structure, the striking stainless steel vent hood makes a bold statement within the kitchen ecosystem. Suggested retail price: from $4,589 (blower sold separately). Available from Rose Hall Kitchen Galleria, www.rosehallkitchens.com. 8. Kohler Alcott Fireclay Sink Crafted of durable fireclay, Alcott is reminiscent of vintage farmhouse sinks but with a contemporary twist. With sophisticated patterns, textures and neutral colors, the design is inspired by the current movement toward dynamic woven patterns found in leather accessories, knitted clothing, light fixtures and other carved surfaces. Suggested retail price: from $1,414. Available at Plumbing Distributors, Inc. (PDI), www.relyonpdi.com. 9. Wolf Steam Oven Change the way you cook with this steam oven from Wolf. Precise monitors ensure that steam and convection options work seamlessly together to create delicious results, while the boiler delivers steam on demand. Suggested retail price: $3,500. Available at Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom Atlanta, www.subzero-wolf.com. 10. KitchenAid Custom Metallic Series Stand Mixer A piece of retro style artwork for any kitchen countertop, KitchenAid Custom Metallic stand mixers are not only a classic style statement but a high-performance kitchen appliance. It features a tilt-head design allowing clear access to the beater and the bowl, 10-speed solid-state control, a five-quart stainless steel bowl with handle and a power hub for additional attachments. Suggested retail price: from $649.99. Available at Williams-Sonoma, www.williams-sonoma.com. 11. Jenn-Air Built-in Microwave With clean lines and a sleek stainless steel finish, Jenn-Air’s built-in microwave offers advanced features, including a full-color LCD display, memory programming and sensor microwave and steam cooking, which eliminates guess work. Suggested retail price: $1,799. Available at Guy. T. Gunter and Associates, www.guytgunterappliances.com. www.atlantahomeimprovement.com

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KITCHENS & BATHS Recently remodeled spaces offer ideas and inspiration by Laura Judy Ready for an upgrade? Kitchens and baths are the most popular rooms to remodel, not only because a renovated room can add value to your home, but also because these rooms are often where you spend much of your time, whether you’re getting ready to start your day or cooking your family a delicious meal at night. If you’d like to upgrade your fixtures and appliances or redo your cabinets and floors, these Atlanta area kitchen and bath remodels just might provide the incentive you need to get started on your own project.

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SIMPLY NATURAL Project completed by: Designs by BSB www.designsbybsb.com Location: Hoschton Approximate cost: $45,000-$50,000 Photos courtesy of JSPhotoFX.com

The simple design that Becky Sue Becker, of Designs by BSB, brought to this bathroom is exactly what the clients wanted – an elegant, natural space with a minimalist feel. Before the remodel, the bathroom was bland and predictable, and the layout wasn’t balanced or practical. To make the space more efficient, the designer lowered the ceiling from 20 feet to 10 feet, not only creating balance, but also increasing energy efficiency. A window that faces the street was updated with frosted, custom-made interior shutters with UVcoating that provide natural light while maintaining privacy. One of the main features of the new bath is the zero-entry, two-person shower, which includes a rain showerhead, body sprays and a handheld shower. The large travertine tiles match the natural colors used for the vanity and walls, and the curved wall mirrors the look of the home’s exterior. The finished bathroom combines simple design with practicality and function to create the perfect nature-inspired space.

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BRIGHT & SHINY Project completed by: MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] www.mosaicgroupatlanta.com Location: Atlanta Approximate cost: $90,000 Photos courtesy of MOSAIC Group & Gregg Willett Photography

MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], along with designer Stephanie Ives, had a great time working with the easygoing owners of this Atlanta home to bring a new look to their master bedroom and bathroom. The clients were ready for an update, especially to the finishes and fixtures in the room. Now, the built-in tub is a thing of the past, replaced with an elegant, free-standing Empire tub. The nickel wall sconces and showerhead are bright and modern, and the large Medici limestone tiles used for the floors, shower walls and shower bench are designed to be beautiful and easy to clean. The main goals of the project were to make the bathroom more practical and to add storage space. Plenty of built-in towel bars and custom-made cabinetry fit the bill. The mirrored front design of the cabinets and the free-standing tub help make the bathroom feel more spacious, and the overall result is a space that is efficient not only for getting ready in the mornings, but also for relaxing in the tub at the end of a long day.

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STRIKING ELEGANCE Project completed by: Griffith Construction & Design, Inc., www.gcdinc.net Location: Ansley Park Approximate cost: $125,000 Photos courtesy of Griffith Construction & Design, Inc.

Griffith Construction & Design tackled this kitchen makeover as part of a larger remodeling project that also included renovating five baths, and in the end, they achieved their goal of creating harmony throughout the home, especially in the design of the kitchen. The clients wanted a unique, memorable look, complete with modern, high-end finishes and appliances. The clients and the builders had a great time shopping for the materials and creating the transformation together. The new appliances, including a Wolf convection oven, a convection microwave, a gas cooktop and a warming oven, make entertaining in the newly remodeled space a breeze, and the island, covered with brushed Austral Coffee granite, provides a place for everything from prep to visiting with the cook. The main highlight of the room – and the clients’ favorite part – is the cabinetry. The striking rustic cherry cabinets with a walnut-burl inset by Karpaty bring an elegant richness to the room, while a fun backsplash and pendant lights help tie the space together.

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ROOM TO WORK Project completed by: At Your Service Restoration & Renovation www.aysrestoration.com Location: Ball Ground Approximate cost: $25,000 Photos courtesy of Joe Coulson Photography

When this homeowner’s small, outdated kitchen was no longer getting the job done, At Your Service Restoration & Renovation helped her create a space that was just right for her needs. As a cake maker, the client needed a wide, open workspace and an island with room for additional prep. Going into the project, the client wasn’t sure that everything she wanted would fit into the space, but after moving windows, doors, lighting and the existing range vent, the designers were able to incorporate everything into a beautiful, sleek design. Diversified Cabinet Distributors provided the elegant, dark cabinetry that is offset by the light hardwood floors, brand-new stainless-steel appliances and mosaic tile backsplash. The pendant lights were handmade by the client’s husband, and the large farmhouse sink makes cleanup easy. And the most unique part of the project? The designers painted one wall with magnetic paint so the client can hang up her recipes.

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EASY ENTERTAINING Project completed by: SawHorse Inc. www.sawhorse.net Location: Morningside Approximate cost: $85,000 Photos courtesy of Gregg Willett Photography

For homeowners who love to entertain, it’s important to create a kitchen that not only has plenty of workspace, but also gets guests talking. SawHorse Inc. worked with Insidesign to create this kitchen, which accomplishes both. From the outset, the homeowners’ main goal was more space and a more open floor plan with natural light. A large glass door to the patio provides the light while also making the kitchen appear larger. The Crystal cabinets are a soft-gray color that combines beautifully with the hardwood floors and the light Caesarstone countertops. New stainlesssteel appliances and an intricate, mosaic-tiled backsplash complete the look. The large center island has plenty of space for cooking and storage, right down to the custom-made shelves for stowing away cookbooks. Three pendant lights, along with canned lighting and under-cabinet lighting, provide the finishing touch, giving the homeowners the ultimate entertaining space they had dreamed of.

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By Kristen Mather and Kali Mallard Photography by Gregg Willett Photography

Bantam & Biddy, www.bantamandbiddy.com Fancy features can add up quickly in a professional-grade kitchen, but splurging wisely can help keep costs down without completely ruining the makeover magic. For Atlanta chef Lance Gummere, who manages the new Ansley Park restaurant Bantam & Biddy and has worked in the kitchens of Mumbo Jumbo, MidCity Cuisine and The Shed at Glenwood, it’s all about food and flame. “We love to cook pork shoulder,” he says of cooking for his family at home. “Our go-to meal is always pork.” So while Gummere has a powerful vent hood, Wolf range and commercial food processor in his kitchen, builder-grade cabinetry suits him just fine. “I think that every kitchen needs a fireplace,” he says. “I think that is a design flaw in most kitchens; there needs to be one. Also, a communal table. If you notice, most visits are in the kitchen. A communal table for feeding and a fireplace to cook in.”

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Alon’s Bakery, www.alons.com Alon Balshan brings the same passion for cooking and baking at his namesake restaurant, Alon’s Bakery, to his own home kitchen. A selfproclaimed handyman, Balshan loves building and renovating, so when the idea to build an authentic brick oven in his backyard came to mind, he jumped at the opportunity. He says the brick oven is extremely versatile, able to cook or bake a variety of dishes, from pizza to lamb to fish. But aside from the showpiece out back, Balshan says his home kitchen is less fancy, more functional. “I like to work with durable, efficient appliances,” he says, adding that his taste in décor is light and airy. His kitchen features maple cabinetry and light-cream granite countertops. Like a crisp white dinner plate, this keeps the focus on the food.

Alon Balshan’s Roasted Salmon (Skin On) 1 side of salmon 1 ½ cups sautéed onions 4 cloves garlic 5 sprigs thyme 1 red bell pepper ½ head of fresh fennel ½ cup white wine 2 Thai chilis, thinly sliced, seeds discarded (optional) ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper Use a very hot oven (500 degrees), making sure to let it heat up for 45 minutes. Sauté onions, garlic, red pepper, chili and fennel with half the olive oil, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add white wine, reduce for 3 minutes, then add lemon juice, thyme, salt and pepper to taste—It should taste acidic, but well seasoned. You should end up with a “soup.” Place salmon, skinside down, on a pan. Pour the “soup” over the salmon, and place in oven. Cook 15 minutes. You can poke the salmon to check doneness or stick a thermometer in the center. When it reads 140 degrees, it is done.

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Cooking in Pajamas, www.cookinginpajamas.com While cooking may be a lost art in some households, that’s not the case for Gwenn Weiss. Weiss hosts cooking classes, produces instructional videos and cooking demonstrations for Dacor and whips up meals for her own family, all in her home kitchen, which she describes as comfortable and casual. Outfitted with Dacor appliances and an expandable kitchen island that comfortably sits 12 to 14 people, Weiss knows success starts with the right tools. “I picked out my wall oven because I wanted a true convection feature,” she says. While a normal convection oven heats on top and bottom, hers adds a third heating element in the back of the oven. “I can bake four trays of cookies on true convection and not have to rotate the pans,” she says. When she’s not filming or teaching, the self-taught chef enjoys exploring French, Greek and Italian cuisine; healthy and vegetarian cooking; candy making; make-ahead meals and allergy-free cooking.

Gwenn Weiss’s Roasted Chicken with Crispy Croutons 1 stale (or fresh) loaf of country bread (preferably ciabatta or sourdough), sliced at least ½-inch thick 3-4 T. olive oil Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper 1 whole chicken, rinsed and patted dry 1 garlic head, sliced in half horizontally, so the inside of the cloves are exposed 1 lime, cut into quarters 1 bunch fresh thyme Kitchen twine

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Preheat oven to 425. Lay bread slices in a heavy-duty roasting pan in one layer. Drizzle the bread liberally with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle salt and pepper inside the cavity of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with the garlic, lemon and thyme. Brush the outside of the chicken with 2 T. olive oil and sprinkle with plenty of salt and pepper. Place it breastside up on the bread. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Roast the chicken for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 180 degrees at the thigh. Let rest 10 minutes before carving. Serve the chicken with the bread from the pan. ATLANTA HOME IMPROVEMENT DECEMBER 2012

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Top Trends

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Product Spotlight

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An interactive guide to planning your kitchen or bath remodel The NKBA’s top 10 kitchen and bath trends High-tech kitchens and baths

Building a Budget

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Measuring Guide

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On the Surface

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Kitchen Layouts

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Remodeling Preferences

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Kitchen & Bath Resources

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Choose where to spend your remodeling dollars Countertop options for every home and family

Atlanta homeowners reveal kitchen and bath wish lists

Figure out how much space you have to work with Pick the best design plan for your kitchen

On the cover: Photos courtesy of (top) Gregg Willett Photography (Kitchen by Poggenpohl); (bottom) Cindi Williams (Kitchen by Attention to Detail Home Remodeling) This 2013 planner was developed by Atlanta Home Improvement using information from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and numerous other contributors and was reviewed and updated by: Judy Mozen, CR, GCP and National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Chairperson, Handcrafted Homes Inc.

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Contents Project Workbook

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Top Trends

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Product Spotlight

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An interactive guide to planning your kitchen or bath remodel The NKBA’s top 10 kitchen and bath trends High-tech kitchens and baths

Building a Budget

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Measuring Guide

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On the Surface

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Kitchen Layouts

67

Remodeling Preferences

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Kitchen & Bath Resources

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Choose where to spend your remodeling dollars Countertop options for every home and family

Atlanta homeowners reveal kitchen and bath wish lists

Figure out how much space you have to work with Pick the best design plan for your kitchen

On the cover: Photos courtesy of (top) Gregg Willett Photography (Kitchen by Poggenpohl); (bottom) Cindi Williams (Kitchen by Attention to Detail Home Remodeling) This 2013 planner was developed by Atlanta Home Improvement using information from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and numerous other contributors and was reviewed and updated by: Judy Mozen, CR, GCP and National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Chairperson, Handcrafted Homes Inc.

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Your Project Workbook

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The Big Picture When do you want this project completed?

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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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.)

Additional information 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 ____time frame of project ____type of cabinet interiors ____type of drawer slides ____technology ATLANTA HOME IMPROVEMENT DECEMBER 2012

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An outline of the most popular kitchen and bath design elements of 2012

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1. Glossy Finishes and Fixtures Shimmering surfaces, shining fixtures, high-sheen finishes and perfectly placed lighting accents are a prominent personality trait of current kitchens.

2. Interior Use of Concrete Concrete brought into the house is now prevalent in several contexts, including flooring, countertops and tile backsplashes.

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8. Traditional Technology in Non-Traditional Spaces Sometimes there’s a way to start with a traditional item (such as an appliance) and apply or install it in a unique way. Often, these installations are solutions to spatialconstraint problems.

9. Tile in Totality Tile is making its presence known in contemporary bathrooms, occupying more and more wall, floor and backsplash space.

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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

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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

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

Plan for current cabinetry: replace reface paint add cabinets increase height reduce height reduce number of cabinets preferred color preferred style preferred wood species

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)

What colors are you considering for your new kitchen?

Would a file drawer be advantageous? yes no

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

Would you like a large preparation area (36-inch minimum)? yes no How does your family treat your cabinets and countertops? roughly gently ATLANTA HOME IMPROVEMENT DECEMBER 2012

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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

What style and quantity of sink(s) do you prefer: single basin double basin triple basin farmhouse super-sized integral sink minimum depth of basin(s)

What sink type and finish do you want?

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

Is your ventilation: adequate noisy ugly nonexistent venting to outside

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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 charging station other What type of lighting do you prefer? windows skylight under cabinet toe kick recessed decorative artwork spots pendant xenon ceiling fan laminate 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

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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?

If yes, where do you store bulk items? kitchen pantry garage mudroom laundry room basement Approximately how many cookbooks do you have? Do you prefer to have the books: visible behind closed doors

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

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

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

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

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

How many bottles of: red____ white____ investment____ collection____ single bottles____ cases____

What type of eating area do you want? table (round/rectangle/square/ bench hexagon/octagon) banquette or booth attached table counter-height bar raised bar lower bar other

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

What are their heights?

Do you plan to use electronic devices in the kitchen? __ yes __ no If yes, which devices would you like to accommodate? (check all that apply) tablet/smartphone laptop computer desktop computer small television (32 inches or less) large television (larger than 32 inches) home automation control interface iPod docking station other___________________________

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

STORAGE Do you store wine?

Do you want: an open wine cabinet a small wine cooler

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Do you use the kitchen as a home office to: sort coupons/mail pay bills store games do homework prepare shopping lists and recipes Do you want space for: bulletin board artwork wall memo/chalkboard calendar family organization center other 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

How often do you entertain? How many guests at a time?

Do you have anything to be displayed for decorative purposes, such as pottery, china, baskets, etc.? yes no

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Describe Do you buy food or drinks in bulk? yes no

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 require storage for a vacuum yes no cleaner?

What type of entertaining do you do? cocktail party barbecue sit-down dinners buffet other

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

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Would you like to add these specialized storage accessories to your cabinetry? lazy Susan toe kick stepstool ironing board rollout shelves/drawers 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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BATH FACTS

Top complaints:

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42.9% – Too small 39.1% – Outdated features

17.9%

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 yes no to enlarge the bathroom? Do you want a raised or vaulted yes no ceiling? 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? How many people will be using this bathroom? Who? For about how long at a time? At the same time: yes no sometimes Are there any family members with yes no physical limitations? If yes, what are they? 58

Bad layout 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

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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 concrete Do you want: a standard tub a jetted tub freestanding tub corner tub tub/shower combination walk-in tub recessed tub soaking tub other__________________________ 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) www.atlantahomeimprovement.com

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What style of shower do you want? barrier-free glass enclosure premolded steam

refrigerator tanning bed sauna towel warmer (hydronic, electric, wallmounted, freestanding) other

What size? Length____ Width____ Height____ How many people should it hold?

TRIFLOW BAMBOO FAUCET Sleek and stylish, this faucet is not just a pretty face—it has even more brains than beauty because it’s made by Zuvo Water, a manufacturer known for smart waterfiltration systems. The LED light atop the faucet indicates when the filter needs to be changed, and a smartphone app connects with the faucet to allow you to monitor water consumption, check filter status and learn about local filtering reports in your hometown. www.zuvowater.com

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

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

What type of storage do you need? hamper towels bed linens laundry facilities clothing closets books or magazines makeup shaving equipment paper products cleaning supplies medicine 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 style and type of faucets do you want?

What kind of additional heating do you want in the bathroom? heat lamp auxiliary heater radiant floor heat towel warmer warming drawer

Do you want a place for your bathroom scale?

Do you want room for a chair, chest or yes no bench?

CONVECTION STEAM OVEN

Do you want a framed mirror?

Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? Not Wolf, makers of the convection steam oven, which boasts a 1.8-cubic-feet interior space and precision technology to allow you to use steam and convection cooking in one oven. This oven can take you from mediocre cook to master chef, making the cooking process super simple and preserving the nutritional value of foods at the same time. www.subzero-wolf.com/oven

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? yes no

STEREOSTIK Improve your rockout performances in front of the mirror with Kohler’s new StereoStik, an add-on system to the brand’s mirrored bathroom cabinets. The battery-powered StereoStik features a radio, auxiliary input jack to connect to your music player, a digital display and rust-free construction. www.kohler.com

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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 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

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Do you want display shelves? yes no If so, what kind? open wood glass built-in

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What flooring do you plan on using? vinyl ceramic tile wood cork stained concrete marble stone tile radiant heat 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+

Notes

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RELATIVE COST

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

PROS AND CONS

Glass

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.

Manufactured Quartz

Medium ($60-$110)

Requires little maintenance. No sealant needed.

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

Wood

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. Absorbs liquids unless well sealed and regularly maintained.

Granite

Medium to 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

Medium ($50-$80)

Requires annual sealing.

Porous and soft. Best used in bath.

Marble

Medium to high ($50-$200)

Scratches and stains somewhat easily. Repairable by professionals only.

Professional look. Cool surface for handling things like dough. Absorbs oils and some odors, but some are less absorbant than granite. Develops a warm patina over time.

Soapstone

Medium ($50-$90)

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)

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)

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)

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.

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.

(price range per sq. ft.)

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On the Surface

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Remodeling Preferences HOMES.COM kitchen and bath survey

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REMODELING PRIORITY DREAM AMENITY Kitchen Bath

77.3%

FACTS

measurements add up to the total wall measurement.

• •

86% of homeowners prefer a light bathroom color scheme. 59% prefer dark kitchen cabinetry

Floors & Ceilings •

molding or the valance?

structure below the floor (slab, framed floor system over another level of the home, type of ceiling in the room below).

end, to the ceiling and to the floor.

Doors •

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nearest sidewall to the center of the sink.

any returns.

from the floor?

vanity sink.

and vanity.

and repair).

Bathroom Fixtures

sidewall end, to cabinetry and to the ceiling.

Windows •

Plumbing and HVAC

measuring from the nearest sidewall to the center of the cabinetry.

(in or out) and which side the door opens.

Appliances (Kitchen)

walls are, for plumbing and insulation purposes.

LOOKING FORWARD TO IN NEXT REMODEL

Providing a professional with rough measurements and sketches of your kitchen or bath will help them develop a design 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.

Measuring Guide

Walls

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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. • Islands should have at least 3-4 feet of aisle on each side. Avoid placing the island between two points of the triangle; it will get in the way.

Editorial Resources

Galley (Two Wall)

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.

U-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. www.atlantahomeimprovement.com

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L-shape

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.

G-shape

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 G-shape allows for more amenities than any other layout.

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Resources Atlanta Design & Build (770) 565-8999 www.atlantadesignbuild.com See ad on p.50

404-378-3132 www. constructionresourcesusa.com See ad on p. 56

Bath Restorations (770) 393-1999 www.bathrestorations.com See ad on p. 48

CSI Kitchen and Bath Studio 6527 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Ste C-2 Norcross, GA 30071 (770) 729-1999 www.csikitchenandbath.com See ad on p. 70

Bires Remodeling (770) 466-2038 www.biresremodeling.com See ad on p. 66 Britt’s 375 Buford Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30045 (770) 982-2808 www.britts.com See ad on p. 60, 62 Cabinet & Stone City 5845 Oakbrook Pkwy., Ste E & F Norcross, GA 30093 (770) 582-0098 www.stonecityinc.com See ad on p. 44 Chattahoochee Shower 10360 Medlock Bridge Road, Ste C Duluth, GA 30097 (770) 497-1977 www.chattahoocheeglass.com See ad on p. 50 Construction Resources 2 Atlanta Showrooms

Designs by BSB (404) 456-8799 www.designsbybsb.com See ad on p. 64 Distinctive Appliances 2000 Cheshire Bridge Road, Ste B Atlanta, GA 30324 (404) 876-6181 www.distinctivevacuums.com See ad on p. 45 Diversified Cabinet Distributors 5250 Brook Hollow Pkwy. Norcross, GA 30071 (678) 325-3600 www.dcdcabinets.com See ad on p. 56 Drexler Shower Door Company, Inc. 1452 Northside Drive, NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 351-4141 www.drexlershowerdoor.com See ad on p. 64

Ferguson Enterprises Multiple Showroom Locations (404) 495-9919 www.ferguson.com See ad on p. 68

NE, Ste D Atlanta, GA 30341 (770) 451-0136 www.howardpayne.com See ad on p. 52

Floor & Décor Four Locations in Metro Atlanta www.flooranddecoroutlets. com See ad on p. 62

IKEA 441 16th Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30363 (404) 745-4532 www.ikea-usa.com/atlanta See ad on p. 69

Guy T. Gunter & Associates 1610 Southland Circle, NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 874-7529 www.guytgunterappliances. com See ad on p. 49

Jennifer’s Glassworks 4875 S. Atlanta Road Smyrna, GA 30080 (404) 355-3080 www.jennifersglassworks. com See ad on p. 66

Harbour Towne Construction 2090 Dunwoody Club Drive, Ste 106-291 Atlanta, GA 30350 (770) 455-1930 www.harbourtowne.net See ad on p. 66

Luxe Linear Drains 763 Adair Avenue Atlanta, GA 30306 (877) 398-8110 www.platinumstainlesssteel. com See ad on p. 66

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