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Design Ideas for Kitchens / Edition 1

Design Ideas for Kitchens / Edition 1

by Susan Boyle Hillstrom, Mark SamuSusan Boyle Hillstrom


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Design Ideas for Kitchens, 2nd Edition,presents a range of ideas for creating an attractive, up-to-date kitchen. Homeowners will find many excellent examples of kitchens of all sizes and shapes, including the traditional U-, L-, and G-shape; one-wall; and galley configurations. It discusses the re-thinking of the classic work triangle and illustrates the new way kitchens are planned around zones. Ever-popular kitchen islands and peninsulas are amply represented, along with the latest cabinetry and storage options. The book also contains a complete reference for sinks and faucets, and a multitude of ideas for flooring and countertop treatments, including granite, tile, solid-surfacing material, and more. What's more, an entire chapter is devoted to kitchen appliances and offers a look at the most recent technology in food preparation and storage. Additional helpful information explains how to make design decisions and product choices based on lifestyle needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580112185
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Series: Design Ideas
Edition description: First
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Susan Boyle Hillstrom is the former Editor-in-Chief of House Beautiful Special Interest Publications. She frequently writes about home design and remodeling for numerous national publications from her home in the western Catskill Mountains in New York state.

Table of Contents

Design Ideas for Kitchens, 2nd edition

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1Begin with the Basics• Designed for Living• Kitchen Layouts• Islands and Peninsulas• Eat-In Kitchens

Chapter 2What'sYourStyle? 38
• Traditional• Country• Contemporary

Chapter 3Choosing the Cabinets64• Design Impact• Styles and Options• Price Points• Smart Storage• Measuring for Cabinets

Chapter 4Onthe Surface92• Wall Treatments• Flooring• Ceilings

Chapter 5 Major Appliances 120• Cooking• Ventilation• Cooling• Dishwashers• Laundry

Chapter 6Sinks and Faucets 146• Sinks• Faucets

Chapter 7Countertops 172• Stone• Solid-Surfacing Material• Specialty Surfaces• Plastic Laminate•Concrete• Wood and Metal

Chapter 8Lighting 190• Natural Light• Artificial Light

Resource Guide 206

Glossary 212

Index 216Photo Credits 222

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