Popular Mechanics MoneySmart Makeovers: Kitchens

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Get the kitchen you want, without exceeding your budget. From planning the makeover to the nuts-and-bolts basics of tackling each project, Popular Mechanics provides appealing recipes for the perfect kitchen. All the fundamentals are here, in a wide variety of attractive styles (Arts & Crafts, Retro, Modern, Country, Shaker, Contemporary, and Architectural): remedies for common problems, such as lack of counter space; the "work flow and traffic patterns" of different layouts; and the essentials of ...
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Overview

Get the kitchen you want, without exceeding your budget. From planning the makeover to the nuts-and-bolts basics of tackling each project, Popular Mechanics provides appealing recipes for the perfect kitchen. All the fundamentals are here, in a wide variety of attractive styles (Arts & Crafts, Retro, Modern, Country, Shaker, Contemporary, and Architectural): remedies for common problems, such as lack of counter space; the "work flow and traffic patterns" of different layouts; and the essentials of electricity, plumbing, ventilation, and other kitchen systems. Watch as a real kitchen--shown in its original state--undergoes three spectacular transformations. Flooring, cabinets, walls, countertops: with all this and more covered, anyone can cook up a great new kitchen.
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Kitchen makeovers are one of the most popular remodeling projects. Many titles offer high-end solutions that leave those on modest budgets with a bad case of kitchen-envy, but this title is different: it shows only one fairly typical 1970s kitchen and then presents an economy, midrange, and high-end makeover. It is remarkable how much can be improved for less than $1000 (the economy makeover). Of course, the possibilities at the higher price ranges are quite attractive, and features from the different price ranges could be combined to create a personalized plan. This format allows readers to determine for themselves where real function ends and luxury begins. A wealth of information is included about kitchen design, common styles, and materials, plus excellent step-by-step instructions for numerous projects (e.g., flooring, cabinets, countertops, walls, plumbing, and electrical). Owing to its excellent format and content, this is probably the most useful book available on the subject and is essential for public libraries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Part 1 Planning Your Makeover 5
Chapter 1 Kitchen Design 6
Chapter 2 Choosing Materials 22
Chapter 3 Kitchen Systems 40
Part 2 Real Makeover Examples 49
The Original Kitchen 50
An Economy Makeover 52
A Mid-Range Makeover 54
A High-End Makeover 56
Part 3 Creating Your New Look 59
Chapter 4 Flooring 60
Chapter 5 Cabinets 80
Chapter 6 Countertops 106
Chapter 7 Walls 132
Chapter 8 Plumbing 152
Chapter 9 Electrical 170
Index 190
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