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Design Ideas for Kitchens 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-, 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.

Synopsis:

Provides design inspiration for creating an attractive, up-to-date kitchen. 499 color photographs.

Synopsis:

With many homeowners spending more time in the kitchen than any other room in the house, the heart of the home has become the modern-day living room. Design Ideas for Kitchens offers hundreds of inspirational ideas and solutions directly from today's most talented designers. With 499 color photographs of professionally designed kitchens, this book is an unrivaled resource. Floor plans are included for kitchens of all shapes and sizes, such as the traditional U-, L-, G-shape, one-wall, and galley configurations, with ideas for re-thinking the classic work triangle and how to plan multiple 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 choosing sinks and faucets, flooring and countertop treatments, including granite, tile, solid-surfacing material, and more. An entire chapter is devoted to choosing appliances best-suited for lifestyle needs.

Synopsis:

Design Ideas for Bathrooms presents the latest ideas for building or remodeling a bathroom. It contains almost 500 color photographs that show homeowners the latest styles of tubs and showers, sink, faucets, vanities, tile, stone, glass, and more.

Synopsis:

• 500 color photographs provide inspirational design

   ideas and solutions

• Drawings of various floor plans and layouts

• Examples of the latest products and design trends

   from todays best designers

• Insightful design advice

• Extensive Resource Guide to bathroom-related

   products and services

• Comprehensive index and glossary of important

   terms

Synopsis:

Design Ideas for Bathrooms presents a range of ideas for creating an up-to-date bathroom for pampering or simple practicality. Readers will find many excellent examples of master baths, family baths, powder rooms, and accessible designs. There is complete coverage of the latest fixtures including desirable spa amenities such as jetted tubs and showers, steam devices and saunas, rain bars, and sprayers, plus a full representation of finishing materials from high-end looks in stone to affordable plastic laminates. Other targeted topics include vanities and storage, lighting, and ventilation. Additional helpful information explains how to make design decisions and product choices based on lifestyle needs. Lots of "Smart Tips" and "Sidebars" provide information at a glance.

About the Author

Susan Boyle Hillstrom is the former Executive Editor 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

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1
Start with a Plan 8
• Designed for Living
• Kitchen Layouts
• Islands and Peninsulas
• Eat-In Kitchens

Chapter 2
Select a Style 38

• Traditional

• Country
• Contemporary

Chapter 3
Cabinet Choices 64
• Design Anchor
• Cabinet Construction
• Manufacturing Styles
• Measuring for Cabinets

Chapter 4
Surfaces 92
• Wall Treatments
• Flooring
• Ceilings

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

Chapter 6
Sinks and Faucets 146
• Sinks
• Faucets

Chapter 7
Countertops 172
• Stone
• Solid Surface
• Tile
• Concrete
• Plastic Laminate
• Wood and Metal

Chapter 8
Light your Kitchen 190
• Natural Light
• Artificial Light

Resource Guide 206

Glossary 212

Index 216

Photo Credits 222

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580112185
Author:
Samu, Mark
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Photographer:
Samu, Mark
Author:
Hillstrom, Susan Boyle
Author:
Samu, Mark
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - Kitchens
Subject:
Kitchens
Subject:
Design
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Design Ideas
Publication Date:
20050601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.5 in 2.44 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Provides design inspiration for creating an attractive, up-to-date kitchen. 499 color photographs.

"Synopsis" by ,
With many homeowners spending more time in the kitchen than any other room in the house, the heart of the home has become the modern-day living room. Design Ideas for Kitchens offers hundreds of inspirational ideas and solutions directly from today's most talented designers. With 499 color photographs of professionally designed kitchens, this book is an unrivaled resource. Floor plans are included for kitchens of all shapes and sizes, such as the traditional U-, L-, G-shape, one-wall, and galley configurations, with ideas for re-thinking the classic work triangle and how to plan multiple 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 choosing sinks and faucets, flooring and countertop treatments, including granite, tile, solid-surfacing material, and more. An entire chapter is devoted to choosing appliances best-suited for lifestyle needs.

"Synopsis" by ,
Design Ideas for Bathrooms presents the latest ideas for building or remodeling a bathroom. It contains almost 500 color photographs that show homeowners the latest styles of tubs and showers, sink, faucets, vanities, tile, stone, glass, and more.
"Synopsis" by ,
• 500 color photographs provide inspirational design

   ideas and solutions

• Drawings of various floor plans and layouts

• Examples of the latest products and design trends

   from todays best designers

• Insightful design advice

• Extensive Resource Guide to bathroom-related

   products and services

• Comprehensive index and glossary of important

   terms

"Synopsis" by ,
Design Ideas for Bathrooms presents a range of ideas for creating an up-to-date bathroom for pampering or simple practicality. Readers will find many excellent examples of master baths, family baths, powder rooms, and accessible designs. There is complete coverage of the latest fixtures including desirable spa amenities such as jetted tubs and showers, steam devices and saunas, rain bars, and sprayers, plus a full representation of finishing materials from high-end looks in stone to affordable plastic laminates. Other targeted topics include vanities and storage, lighting, and ventilation. Additional helpful information explains how to make design decisions and product choices based on lifestyle needs. Lots of "Smart Tips" and "Sidebars" provide information at a glance.

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