After the Merillat cabinets had been installed in the kitchen of the Kuppersmith Project house, a template was created to use in fabricating the DeNova countertops.

Rather than constructing a template from wood, plywood, or cardboard; a special laser measuring device was used to record the dimensions needed for each of the countertops, as well as the size and locations of sinks and cooktops. This information was then feed into a laptop computer on the job site.

A digital template was created by the computer and e-mailed to the fabrication shop. The template was then used to cut and shape each of the countertops for the kitchen to the exact size needed. Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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