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Your question is hard to answer. Beams can be recessed into the same plane as the joists, smaller but strong beams (in wood or steel) can replace existing beams. To tell you the exact options and what it would cost, you need to talk to someone with good construction experience and possibly an engineer. It is unlikely to be what you think of as cheap.


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Depending on what you want and what you're willing to do, one possible approach is to cut the top cabinets on that side to fit around the beams. Lacking pictures as yet, it's unclear how much space that would leave in the top of the cabinets, but if the cabinets are already bought, and the look of the kitchen (new cabinets, full height) matters more than the ...


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The clearance is the space you have to insert the dishwasher...so that would be from your floor, to the underside of the counter's front lip. Nothing bigger can fit through that space. New counter tops can help if you have to make the clearance taller than what's currently there, but that will introduce other issues (like having to raise the rest of the ...


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That appears to be Corian (or something similar). You can find cleaning and repair guides on the DuPont website. These counter tops are not horribly heat resistant (as you found out), and can discolor or even melt it enough heat is applied. I've heard that letting baking soda sit on the stain for a while will remove some discolorations, but I've never ...


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IMHO: The number of coils does make a minor difference in the time it takes to heat the burner; on the one with the extra coils, the coil's elements are usually smaller and therefor heat faster and cool faster. The extra turns make up for the smaller coils. You have to look at the ratings of the different coils. Are they the same wattage? Are the ...



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