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Profiles of kitchens throughout the ...
Profiles of kitchens throughout the country give us a chance to visit with the designers, architects, and homeowners who tackled a host of design problems on a wide range of budgets. More than 140 beautiful color photographs and floor plans bring every detail to light.
House Beautiful Kitchens begins with a look at three of the most popular kitchen styles: sleek contemporary: country, old and new; and specialty kitchens, customized to unique needs and specific demands. Next come the elements of good kitchen design: basic decisions about layout, appliances, storage, and lighting, as well as the decorative questions of surfaces, finishes, and the all important accents and touches.
From tiny city apartment galley to expansive California family room, House Beautiful Kitchens explores countless ways to put kitchen beauty, comfort, and efficiency within every homeowner's reach.
Kitchen decor can be formal or casual, ultra-modern or old-fashioned, clean or cluttered, depending on taste. Color is far and away the most direct way to transform a room quickly; wallpaper, fabric, and even scatter rugs are excellent ways to introduce it in a kitchen. Furnishings, whether an antique pine dry sink or an upholstered slipper chair, add warmth and serve a purpose, too. Finally, the cook's favorite things -- collections of baskets, books, bottles, or bibelots -- help to stamp the kitchen with a decorating signature all its own.