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Customers rate cabinetmakers

For the first time, J.D. Power has measured customer satisfaction for new cabinets. The Westlake Village-based research firm surveyed 842 customers in April and May who had [...]

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Dad’s brilliance? Keeping mom happy

When Claudia Jones told her husband, Rick, that she’d like to take down the wallpaper in the kitchen of their Agoura home, he came back with a radical idea: "Why [...]

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What if dreams dwarf the budget?

You know why this kitchen in Dani Taylor’s Northridge house is so good-looking? That’s because she had so many years to think about it while other projects took [...]

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Heated up over cooking

I disagree with Ask the Builder columnist Tim Carter, who stated: “I think in the future people are going to be tired of cooking.” Carter was quoted in a Liz [...]

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Cheap granite: An oxymoron?

If you want granite but worry about the cost, here’s how you make it more affordable: 1. Use granite in one place only, like on the island, rather than in the whole [...]

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Is it a kitchen? Or a sculpture?

If you’ve got some extra cash in your jeans, you could do worse that giving yourself a kitchen remodel that’s also an artwork, like this beauty I visited in San [...]

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How Not to Remodel: A True Tale

Once upon a time there was a young man named Ian who lived in a cute house in Culver City. One day, Ian decided to build his dream kitchen. In his mind, there was a [...]

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Knob snob?

I have driven all over Southern California looking at remodels — from Los Angeles to San Juan Capistrano to Lake Arrowhead to Santa Barbara and all points in between. And [...]

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Is granite passé?

Have we fallen out of love with granite? I would never ask this question except that an article by Liz Pulliam Weston on MSN Real Estate titled “The Hottest Remodeling [...]

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