"80% of consumers want to redo their kitchens." — Kitchen and Bath Design News
And most of them will want to pull their hair out at some point in the process! Appliances or cabinets don't fit or open right . . . the sink is so tight that the faucet gets a wedgie . . . the floor or walls aren't straight or plumb . . . the range hood is a head-banger . . . your contractor ...
"80% of consumers want to redo their kitchens."
— Kitchen and Bath Design News
And most of them will want to pull their hair out at some point in the process! Appliances or cabinets don't fit or open right . . . the sink is so tight that the faucet gets a wedgie . . . the floor or walls aren't straight or plumb . . . the range hood is a head-banger . . . your contractor forgot to ask you about . . . everything!
CREATE YOUR DREAM KITCHEN AND AVOID THE NIGHTMARES
From DIY go-getters to reluctant remodelers to smart consumers who just want to stay on top of their projects, everyone who dabbles in kitchen design and remodeling needs some "I wish I'd thought of that" help and support.
Packed with truly insider kitchen design secrets and remodeling tips shared in a humorous, realistic way, Kelly's Kitchen Sync has answers to questions you didn't know you should ask. Don't let your project get bogged down by your own horror story! Let Kelly help you get it done right, on time and on budget.
You'll learn how to:
• Separate expectations from the reality of what will work for you and your kitchen
• Figure out where to go, who does what, when to get outside help
• Ensure your design matches the space, appliances, and how you use your kitchen
• Choose materials that will work best, and when and where to splurge
• Keep costs down by making good choices and avoiding costly mistakes
"If you are one of those people muttering, "I wish I had some sound advice as I tackle my dream kitchen" at the moment, this book must be in your tote bag or on your bedside table." -- Saxon Henry, Journalist and author of Four Florida Moderns.
"It's the real deal by a smart and experienced (key word) certified kitchen designer, and it offers solid information that is important to know as one navigates through...designing a kitchen." - Susan Serra, CKD
"It is full of commonsense design information that every person I know would benefit from reading. If you are an architect, interior designer, homeowner - whatever - I can guarantee that this book will teach you something you didn't know and will prepare you better for your next kitchen." - Bob Borson, AIA
"She discusses the importance of each step...and to someone new to the renovation market could easily see this...as the most thorough visit with a master designer they're likely to get."
Kelly Morisseau has kitchen design in her blood. Her blog, Kitchen Sync, is a top-ten kitchen design blog on the internet. A second-generation designer, both her parents were kitchen designers long before anyone understood the term. Kelly's award-winning experience includes more than 25 years as a professional kitchen designer, both on her own and for leading design/build firms. She is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD) and a Certified Interior Designer (CID) in California.