Kitchen Ideas That Work: Creative Design Solutions for Your Home

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The home you've always dreamed of starts here! Kitchen Ideas that Work combines fresh ideas with professional design advice so you can create the kitchen you've always wanted. No other book on the market offers this much useful information and fresh inspiration for less than $20.
Kitchens are more than where we cook a meal and wash dishes. It's where our day begins and ends, where family gathers for conversation, homework, and snacks, and where we entertain friends. With the ...

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Overview

The home you've always dreamed of starts here! Kitchen Ideas that Work combines fresh ideas with professional design advice so you can create the kitchen you've always wanted. No other book on the market offers this much useful information and fresh inspiration for less than $20.
Kitchens are more than where we cook a meal and wash dishes. It's where our day begins and ends, where family gathers for conversation, homework, and snacks, and where we entertain friends. With the prominence of this space in both our homes and our lives it's no wonder that kitchen remodeling is the number one home improvement project.
Kitchen designer Beth Veillette provides professional design advice for kitchens and budgets from small to large. Throughout the book she offers design options for all components found in the kitchen as well as how to successfully combine them to create a great kitchen. A wide range of styles, materials, and layouts are featured in hundreds of photos that provide fresh ideas for everything from the floor material to wall color, lighting to seating, and appliances to window treatments.
Highlights include:
Essentials: Providing comparison information on all elements in the kitchen to help you make smart buying decisions
Putting it All Together: Case studies focusing on creative ways to combine elements to create a kitchen that works
Details that Work: Spotlights neat details that personalize the space
Design Gallery: Design options for everything from sinks and faucets to window treatments and bar stools.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561588374
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/2007
  • Series: Taunton's Ideas That Work Series
  • Pages: 234
  • Sales rank: 654,132
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Beth Veillette is an award-winning kitchen designer. Her work has been featured in American Homestyle & Gardening, Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen Planning Guide, American Homestyle & Gardening Kitchen & Bath Custom Planner, Woman's Day Kitchens & Baths, Kitchen and Bath Business, and Design/Build Business. Beth was a first place winner in the national 1998 NKBA design competition and garnered a regional award from Sub-Zero Freezer Company. She is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

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Table of Contents


Introduction     3
Planning Your Kitchen     4
Choosing a Style     6
Putting It All Together: Mixing Materials Enlivens a Kitchen     10
Gathering Ideas     12
Making a Wish List     13
Assembling Your Team     14
Putting It All Together: Transformed Space within the Same Footprint     18
Crunching the Budget     22
Putting It All Together: Connecting Kitchen to Den     23
A Layout that Works     24
Kitchen Shape     26
Putting It All Together: Making Good Use of a Small Space     30
Putting It All Together: An Island on Wheels     33
The Work Zones     34
Putting It All Together: Annexing an Adjacent Room     38
Putting It All Together: Converting a Pantry into Command Central     45
Putting It All Together: Hiding the Laundry     47
Eating Areas     48
Cabinets     54
Face Frame or Frameless?     56
The Essentials: Cabinetry     62
Stock, Custom, or In-Between     64
Putting It All Together: A Well-Equipped Cook's Kitchen     66
The Essentials: Cabinet Materials     70
Knobs, Pulls, and Slides     74
Maximize Storage     78
Putting It All Together: Plentiful Storage in a Small Space     80
Putting It All Together: Hiding Command Central     83
Countertops and Backsplashes     86
Materials     88
The Essentials: Countertops     92
Putting It All Together: A Swirling Stone Pattern Captures the Eye     96
Putting It All Together: A Remodeled Kitchen Serves Up Extra Space     104
Sinks and Faucets     112
Sinks     114
The Essentials: Sink Types     118
Putting It All Together: A Creative Approach to Sink Placement     122
The Essentials: Sink Materials     128
Putting It All Together: Reflective Surfaces Enlarge a Small Kitchen     134
Faucets     136
Pot Fillers     140
Floors     142
Floor Materials     144
Putting It All Together: Tile Makes a Small Space Feel Larger     152
The Essentials: Flooring     156
Appliances     162
To See or Not to See?     164
Cooling Tools     166
Putting It All Together: Modern Appliances Meet Vintage Cabinetry     174
Cooking Tools     176
The Essentials: Ranges     178
Putting It All Together: A Thoughtful Layout     184
Dishwashers     190
Finishing Touches     192
Lighting     194
The Essentials: Light Bulbs     207
Coloring the Walls     210
Putting It All Together: Sparse Decor Makes Color Pop     213
Window Treatments     216
Seating     218
Putting It All Together: Using Color to Refresh an Old Kitchen     220
Accessorizing     224
Resources     228
Credits     230
Index     233
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2008

    GREAT BOOK!

    Great book, really helped me organize my thoughts. I recommend this book to anyone even thinking about a new kitchen. A++++

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