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Kitchen Remodeling Terms and Definitions

Appliance Standards
Standards established by the U.S. Congress for energy consuming appliances in the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) of 1987, and as amended in the National Appliance Energy Conservation Amendments of 1988, and the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct).
Cabinet
An enclosure or storage unit. Built-ins can be for kitchen or other use.
Custom Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets, which are built to fit into a specific space.
Granite
A very hard, crystalline, plutonic rock, gray to pink in color, consisting of feldspar, quarts and smaller amounts of other minerals, which is produced naturally under intense heat and pressure. Often used as floors in office buildings or as kitchen and bathroom countertops in homes.
Kitchen Work Triangle
Imaginary triangle extending from the sink to the stove to the refrigerator, to maximize the efficiency of a kitchen by reducing the traveling distance between these appliances.
Kitchenette
Tiny kitchen area that is often built into the end of another room such as a room in an efficiency apartment.
Pass-Through
Opening in the wall between the kitchen and dining area that is used to pass dishes.

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Professional Kitchen Design

Professional Kitchen Design
Design assistance can be found from multiple sources. It is important that you research designs from several sources in order to make sure you have found the design that is perfect for your kitchen. Each resource has its pros and cons and no one option is right for everyone. Take the time to discover and investigate all the different sources before making your final decision...

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Kitchen Work Triangle

Kitchen Work Triangle
Let’s face it; the kitchen happens to be the most used room in the house, mainly because it is the center of food and drinks. When guests are over visiting your house, they are instantly attracted to the room with the food and drinks. Before the guests arrive, you are in the kitchen preparing the food and drinks. Due the fact that so much activity takes places in the kitchen, a special design called the...

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Modern Kitchens

Modern Kitchens
The kitchen is no longer a room simply designated for preparing food and eating, but rather a commonly occupied room used for gathering, dinning, office work, and much more. Is your kitchen designed to accommodate to all of the daily traffic it receives? Updating your kitchen could be the greatest thing in the...

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