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1580112188 Product Description Design Ideas for Kitchens presents a range of ideas for creating an attractive, up-to-date kitchen. Homeowners will find many excellent examples of ... kitchens of all sizes and shapes, including the traditional U-, L-, G-shape, one-wall, and galley configurations. It discusses the re-thinking of the classic work triangle, and illustrates the new way kitchens are planned around zones. Ever-popular kitchen islands and peninsulas are amply represented, along with the latest cabinetry and storage options. The book also contains a complete reference for sinks and faucets, and a multitude of ideas for flooring and countertop treatments, including granite, tile, solid-surfacing material, and more. What's more, an entire chapter is devoted to kitchen appliances and offers a look at the most recent technology in food preparation and storage. Additional helpful information explains how to make design decisions and product choices based on lifestyle needs. Book Description With many homeowners spending more time in the kitchen than any other room in the house, the heart of the home has become the modern-day living room. Design Ideas for Kitchens offers hundreds of inspirational ideas and solutions directly from today's most talented designers. With 499 color photographs of professionally designed kitchens, this book is an unrivaled resource. Floor plans are included for kitchens of all shapes and sizes, such as the traditional U-, L-, G-shape, one-wall, and galley configurations, with ideas for re-thinking the classic work triangle and how to plan multiple zones. Ever-popular kitchen islands and peninsulas are amply represented, along with the latest cabinetry and storage options. The book also contains a complete reference for choosing sinks and faucets, flooring and countertop treatments, including granite, tile, solid-surfacing material, and more. An entire chapter is devoted to choosing appliances best-suited for lifestyle needs. Read more Show Less

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Design Ideas for Kitchens presents a range of ideas for creating an attractive, up-to-date kitchen. Homeowners will find many excellent examples of kitchens of all sizes and shapes, including the traditional U-, L-, G-shape, one-wall, and galley configurations. It discusses the re-thinking of the classic work triangle, and illustrates the new way kitchens are planned around zones. Ever-popular kitchen islands and peninsulas are amply represented, along with the latest cabinetry and storage options. The book also contains a complete reference for sinks and faucets, and a multitude of ideas for flooring and countertop treatments, including granite, tile, solid-surfacing material, and more. What's more, an entire chapter is devoted to kitchen appliances and offers a look at the most recent technology in food preparation and storage. Additional helpful information explains how to make design decisions and product choices based on lifestyle needs.
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Hillstrom (former editor in chief, House Beautiful Special Interest Publications) presents a huge amount of practical information on redesigning bathrooms and kitchens, the two rooms that can be the most costly to remodel. Bathrooms covers universal design considerations and the basics of master bath and half-bath layout, then focuses on bath and shower options that include tubs and fittings. Extensive information on surfaces like tile, stone, glass, concrete, synthetics, wood, and metal points to the advantages and disadvantages of each. Kitchens offers a similar wealth of information, on cabinets, surfaces, and major appliances such as cooktops, stoves, and refrigerators. A few projects, like refinishing a hardwood floor, suggest that other sources should be consulted before beginning, since so few instructions are given. Kitchens is similar to Susan Preen's Creating Your Dream Kitchen (see review, p. 62), with more photographs and choices provided here. Both books would make excellent purchases for public libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580112185
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Series: Design Ideas
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Susan Boyle Hillstrom is the former Editor-in-Chief of House Beautiful Special Interest Publications. She frequently writes about home design and remodeling for numerous national publications from her home in the western Catskill Mountains in New York state.
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Table of Contents

Design Ideas for Kitchens

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1
Start with a Plan 8
• Designed for Living
• Kitchen Layouts
• Islands and Peninsulas
• Eat-In Kitchens

Chapter 2
Select a Style 38
• Traditional
• Country
• Contemporary

Chapter 3
Cabinet Choices 64
• Design Anchor
• Cabinet Construction

• Manufacturing Styles

• Measuring for Cabinets

Chapter 4
Surfaces 92
• Wall Treatments
• Flooring
• Ceilings

Chapter 5
Major Appliances 120
• Cooking
• Ventilation

• Refrigeration

• Dishwashers
• Laundry

Chapter 6
Sinks and Faucets 146
• Sinks
• Faucets

Chapter 7
Countertops 172
• Stone
• Solid Surface
• Tile
• Concrete
• Plastic Laminate
• Wood and Metal

Chapter 8
Light your Kitchen 190
• Natural Light
• Artificial Light

Resource Guide 206

Glossary 212

Index 216

Photo Credits 222

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