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More storage and counter space with their new half-wall.

Adding a half-wall separated the kitchen from the dining room and increased counter and storage space in this owner-built remodel.

Covered with 4-inch-square white tiles, the L-shaped wall stands 45 inches high. The 34-1/2-inch end section covers one side of a dishwasher. The long side (95 inches) masks the lower kitchen counter from the dining area. It's capped with a 16-3/4-inch-wide countertop that serves as an informal buffet or a place for snacking. The top is made of 3/4-inch plywood screwed to the top of the half-wall, covered with plastic laminate, and trimmed with fir 1 by 3's.

Both sections are basically stud walls sheathed with 1/2-inch gypsum board; mastic bonds the tiles in place. Because a row of tiles caps the short section, the 2-by-4 studs here were cut to measure 3 inches wide; that width plus a piece of gypsum board on each side equals the 4-inch width of the tile.
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Date:May 1, 1984
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