Kitchens are the heart of every home for so many reasons. We've got to eat every day and that happens in the kitchen. And now we use our kitchens for homework, hobbies, entertaining and just hanging out.
That's one of the reasons why people love open floor plans which combine the kitchen with dining rooms and/or family rooms. If you're looking for new ideas to upgrade your kitchen, we've got lots of kitchen tips in our homeowner library and on Pinterest.
To learn more about kitchen remodeling, and the kitchen industry, check out the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
Kick Out Flashing / Rain Diverter Flashing – The section of flashing (usually located at lowest point of roof) that directs water away from wall.
Kitchen Work Triangle – The kitchen work triangle is a set of guidelines to make sure that preparing a meal doesn't involve too many steps, moving between the refrigerator, stove and sink.
Knee Walls – Walls of varying height, often too short to stand next to because of the roof slope. Knee walls provide additional support to roof rafters with a wide span and make more space available for storage in what would otherwise be unused attic space.
Knockdown Drywall Texture – Common in production built houses, the knockdown drywall texture save builders time and money with fewer coats of mud.
Kraft-Faced Vapor Retarder – Created by coating kraft paper with a thin layer of asphalt adhesive. The coated side of the kraft paper is then applied to the unfaced insulation material. The asphalt adhesive bonds the kraft paper and the insulation together.