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Kitchen Ideas That Work: Creative Design Solutions for Your Home (Ideas That Work)by Beth Veillette
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The home you've always dreamed of starts here! Kitchen Ideas that Work combines fresh ideas with professional design advice so you can create the kitchen you've always wanted. No other book on the market offers this much useful information and fresh inspiration for less than $20.
Kitchens are more than where we cook a meal and wash dishes. It's where our day begins and ends, where family gathers for conversation, homework, and snacks, and where we entertain friends. With the prominence of this space in both our homes and our lives it's no wonder that kitchen remodeling is the number one home improvement project.
Kitchen designer Beth Veillette provides professional design advice for kitchens and budgets from small to large. Throughout the book she offers design options for all components found in the kitchen as well as how to successfully combine them to create a great kitchen. A wide range of styles, materials, and layouts are featured in hundreds of photos that provide fresh ideas for everything from the floor material to wall color, lighting to seating, and appliances to window treatments.
Essentials: Providing comparison information on all elements in the kitchen to help you make smart buying decisions
Putting it All Together: Case studies focusing on creative ways to combine elements to create a kitchen that works
Details that Work: Spotlights neat details that personalize the space
Design Gallery: Design options for everything from sinks and faucets to window treatments and bar stools.
Book News Annotation:
Connecticut-based Veillette is an award-winning kitchen designer whose work has been featured in a number of publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Woman's Day, and Kitchen & Bath Business. She presents a resource text for general readers planning either a remodel of an existing kitchen or construction of a totally new one, covering a range of styles and sizes. Coverage includes initial planning decisions--choosing a style, gathering ideas, figuring a project budget; layout considerations; options for the major components--cabinets, countertops and backsplashes, sinks and faucets, floors, appliances; and the finishing touches including lighting, wall colors, window treatments, and seating. Illustrated throughout with b&w diagrams and full-color photographs. Oversize: 9x10.5". Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Beth Veillette is an award-winning kitchen designer. Her work has been featured in American Homestyle & Gardening, Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen Planning Guide, American Homestyle & Gardening Kitchen & Bath Custom Planner, Woman's Day Kitchens & Baths, Kitchen and Bath Business, and Design/Build Business. Beth was a first place winner in the national 1998 NKBA design competition and garnered a regional award from Sub-Zero Freezer Company. She is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
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