Kitchen Smart: Countertops [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Kitchen Smart books are among the most up-to-date and well-researched series available that deal with kitchen remodeling and design issues. With more than a quarter of a typical kitchen budget devoted to countertops, this is a critical design component. This book is incredibly thorough, exploring every topic of importance, from different countertop materials to various edge and inlay styles to finish possibilities to the trade-offs between natural and man-made options. Additionally, a great deal of practical ...
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Kitchen Smart: Countertops

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Overview

The Kitchen Smart books are among the most up-to-date and well-researched series available that deal with kitchen remodeling and design issues. With more than a quarter of a typical kitchen budget devoted to countertops, this is a critical design component. This book is incredibly thorough, exploring every topic of importance, from different countertop materials to various edge and inlay styles to finish possibilities to the trade-offs between natural and man-made options. Additionally, a great deal of practical advice is offered regarding ways to minimize the risk of stain damage, to save costs, and to deal effectively with service professionals.

Squared or beveled? Natural or engineered stone? Single-level of bi-level? Integral or undermounted sinks? Cement-based or epoxy-based terrazzo? Replace or refinish? Face grain or end grain? When it comes to kitchen counters, there are many important choices that have to be navigated. So get the best possible guide for the job - with thousands of dollars and the look and feel of the most important room in your home on the line, you deserve no less.
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Editorial Reviews

Chris Dover
I have always thought that countertops can either make or break a kitchen. With the help of this terrific guide, I was able to pick a set of bi-level counters that was beautiful, unique, and functional, all without breaking the bank. Make no mistake about it, there is a lot to picking the right set of countertops and you would be doing yourself a favor if you gave this book a read.
Karen Banks
Hands down the best breakdown of the different materials available for kitchen countertops, along with their pros and cons. Granite, soapstone, slate, travertine, marble, rock maple, teak, concrete, glass, copper, stainless steel, terrazzo, laminate, quartz, solid surface - it was all in here, with detailed explanations. This book was a real find for me.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012778659
  • Publisher: 99 Cent Library
  • Publication date: 7/16/2011
  • Series: Kitchen Smart , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 229,469
  • File size: 167 KB

Meet the Author

Martin Stewart is a household name when it comes to healthy living, with particular expertise relating to all the elements and activities taking place in and around the kitchen.
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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    exceptionally detailed guide

    This is a terrific book and a great value. It provided everything I was looking for in terms of information on kitchen cabinets. Save yourself a lot of time and money - read this guide!

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    Posted December 27, 2011

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    I haven't read the book yet but i hope it is good

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