Design Ideas for Kitchens (2nd edition)

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Design Ideas for Kitchens, 2nd Edition, 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-, and 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 ...

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Overview

Design Ideas for Kitchens, 2nd Edition, 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-, and 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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Editorial Reviews

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".. an excellent book to start with to look for style ideas.... this book also focuses more on lighting than the others do." 
 
Daily Pilot
2-20-2011
 
Library Journal
Both of these gorgeous books are updates of 2005 editions. Each starts out with layout and design considerations for the space of your bath or kitchen. Style sections look at design elements and colors. Design Ideas for Bathrooms then delves into surface treatments, covering tiling in some detail. Next come toilets and tubs or showers and all the selections. Design Ideas for Kitchens, likewise, covers cabinetry in depth and then appliances and sinks. Mostly, these are idea books with lots of eye candy to inspire creative juices.
Library Journal
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: 9781580114387
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Design Ideas
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 933,105
  • 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, 2nd edition

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1
Begin with the Basics
• Designed for Living
• Kitchen Layouts
• Islands and Peninsulas
• Eat-In Kitchens

Chapter 2
What's Your Style? 38
• Traditional
• Country
• Contemporary

Chapter 3
Choosing the Cabinets 64
• Design Impact
• Styles and Options

• Price Points

• Smart Storage
• Measuring for Cabinets

Chapter 4
On the Surface 92
• Wall Treatments
• Flooring
• Ceilings

Chapter 5
Major Appliances 120
• Cooking
• Ventilation

• Cooling

• Dishwashers
• Laundry

Chapter 6
Sinks and Faucets 146
• Sinks
• Faucets

Chapter 7
Countertops 172
• Stone
• Solid-Surfacing Material
• Specialty Surfaces
• Plastic Laminate
• Concrete
• Wood and Metal

Chapter 8
Lighting 190
• Natural Light
• Artificial Light

Resource Guide 206

Glossary 212

Index 216
 
Photo Credits 222

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