Bungalow Kitchens (pb)


Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of a bungalow kitchen.

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Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of a bungalow kitchen.

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Editorial Reviews

Andrew Wormer
This book…is more about being as authentic to early-20th-century styles as possible without compromising the basic requirements of a contemporary kitchen.
Fine Homebuilding
Old House Journal
The text is conversational but thorough, the kitchens shown are stylish but not trendy this book is not just for bungalow owners.
Fine Building
This book is more about being as authentic to early-20th-century styles as possible without compromising the basic requirements of a contemporary kitchen.
Arizona Republic
A visit to the past and a picturesque guide to creating a historic look in your own kitchen, whether old or new.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423607533
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 774,979
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Powell is an experienced bungalow kitchen restorer and a sought after speaker on the subject. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Almost anyone knows how to create an attractive living room but to work out a kitchen which is equally a "winner" is a far more unique achievment.

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Table of Contents

VII Acknowledgments

9 Introduction

13 History of the Modern Kitchen

31 Nuts and Bolts

Many hands make light work: Lighting and Electrical

That sinking feeling: Sinks

Tap Dancing: Faucets

Plumb the depths: Plumbing

Air Apparent: Ventilation

51 Eye Appeal

Call me a cabinet: Cabinets

Handles (s) with care: Hardware

Counter Espionage: Countertops

Floor Show: Flooring

Ceilings: Nothing more than ceilings: walls and ceilings

Pane and fancy: Doors and windows

Cheap Frills: Decorating

107 Appliances

Home on the range: Stoves

The iceman cometh: Refrigerators

Dishing it out: Dishwashers

Fast food: Microwaves

Squash, Anyone?: Trash compactors

The daily grind: Disposals

Toast of the town: Small appliances

131 Layout and Design


Using what you have

Finding space

Old and new

Starting from scratch

139 Assessing your needs and dealing with professionals

Decisions, Detritus, Dust, and Distress

Crews Control


Contractors and Subcontractors

Salvage yard

Hardware stores, Home centers, and Lumberyards


Do it yourself



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