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From the Publisher"Homeowners contemplating renovation may find [author Peter LaBau] a savior, guiding them into the present while staying true to the past...." —"The Washington Post"
"Everyone loves bungalows, but not everyone loves bungalow kitchens — they're usually cramped, small and relegated to the back of the house. "The New Bungalow Kitchen," by Peter LaBau explains how you can maintain the bungalow style while updating it for modern needs by knocking out walls, adding period light fixtures and rearranging cabinetry. Page after page of stunning kitchens (most bathed in lovely golden light) show how you can incorporate granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and wine closets into houses with casement windows, beadboard walls and lots of natural wood, and still make it all work. LaBau has suggestions for different degrees of renovation — remodeling on an existing footprint, expanding into a porch area, or bumping out into a whole new addition. Through it all, he remains practical, explaining structure, plumbing and design. It's a gorgeous book. I want "all "these kitchens! It's only been a few years since I remodeled my own kitchen, but paging through 'The New Bungalow Kitchen' makes me want to grab a crowbar and start over."
—"The Minneapolis Star Tribune"
Peter LaBau's "The New Bungalow Kitchen" (Taunton Press, $30) is more eye candy for those who love kitchens (and lust after other people's) than it is a treatise about the architectural form. The kitchens in LaBau's book could fit into just about any house style today, from Queen Anne to McMansion. They are clean and elegant, antique and modern, and full of originals, reproductions, and cutting-edge materials andtechnology. Marco Prozzo's photography is gorgeous, and LaBau offers sound advice in every chapter. What you see in these pages is hardly out of reach. It's all out there. You just need to look. —"The Philadelphis Inquirer"