The kitchen is the most important room in your home and this is the most important book on that topic. Comprehensive, insightful, and well-written, it is absolutely the most up-to-date and in-depth guide on the topic of kitchen design and remodeling. All relevant topics are covered thoroughly, from kitchen styles and layouts, to kitchen cabinets and countertops, to kitchen floors and backsplashes, to sinks and appliances, to furniture, racks, windows, and lighting, to kitchen islands and peninsulas, to the plumbing, electric, and air, and all things in between. In addition, extensive advice on finding and working with service providers, calculating average costs for different materials and designs, and identifying potential air quality impacts of common resins and finishes.
The level of inclusiveness and detail in this book is what sets it apart. Whether you would like to know the dozen sub-styles of traditional kitchen design, the benefits and drawbacks of individual species of wood for kitchen cabinets, the key layout considerations when there are children in the home, the proper width of aisles and counters, the advantages and disadvantages of painting versus staining versus varnishing, the cost differences between refinishing and replacing, or any one of a thousand potential kitchen remodeling and design questions, you will find all the answers in this excellent book. At the same time, the details are firmly set within the bigger picture of kitchen re-creating and re-imagining, so it is easy to understand how they relate to your overall home improvement goals.