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Ultimate Guide to Kitchens: Plan, Remodel, Build

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Ultimate Guide to Kitchens guides the reader through the process of designing and doing the work involved with remodeling a kitchen or building a new one from scratch. Homeowners will find inspirational information on layout and design, but most of the book covers step-by-step instruction in installing sinks, faucets, countertops, appliances, and floor and wall finishes. General construction projects, such as building walls, adding windows, and completing electrical and plumbing work are also covered. Homeowners can use the book to do the entire project or pick the parts that interest them.

Synopsis:

Planning a new kitchen is a challenging and exhausting task. But its well worth the effort. Not only does one gain a new kitchen that is more efficient and attractive than the old one, but a new kitchen is also a strong selling point when a house is put on the market. Ultimate Guide to Kitchens guides the reader through the process of designing and doing the work involved with remodeling a kitchen or building a new one from scratch. It offers 60 of the most popular remodeling projects. Homeowners will find inspirational information on layout and design, but most of the book covers step-by-step instruction in installing sinks, faucets, countertops, appliances, and floor and wall finishes. General construction projects, such as building walls, adding windows, and completing electrical and plumbing work are also covered. The “Money Matters” section works as a useful guide to achieving the desired kitchen while cutting costs, choosing the right professionals, along with do-it-yourself tasks that help homeowners save on labor. Ultimate Guide to Kitchens provides readers with an extensive glossary of all the components needed in designing and building their new kitchen.

Synopsis:

In this useful guide, homeowners will find inspirational information on kitchen layout and design. Most of the book covers step-by-step instruction in installing sinks, faucets, countertops, appliances, and floor and wall finishes. General construction projects are also covered.

Synopsis:

Ultimate Guide to Kitchens

All the information you need to design and build your new dream kitchen. Over 700 photos and illustrations to guide you through your project.

• Step-by-step projects on installing cabinets, sinks, countertops, appliances, and more

• Tips for selecting the best fixtures and finishes, and creating the ideal design and layout for your new kitchen

• The basics of plumbing, electrical, and finished carpentry for a professional-quality job

Table of Contents

Ultimate Guide to Kitchens

Table of Contents

Introduction- 6
How to Use This Book- 8

Chapter One
CONSTRUCTION- 10
Taking Apart Your Old Kitchen- 12
Removing Walls- 14
Removing a Nonbearing Wall- 16
Building a Wall in Place- 17
Installing Drywall- 22
Taping Drywall- 24
Windows and Doors- 26
Installing New Windows- 32
Installing a Skylight- 34

Chapter Two
CREATING A DESIGN- 38
Developing a Style 40
Color Basics- 44
Revising a Layout- 48
Creating Layouts- 52
Measurements for Planning- 62
Creating Custom Floor Plans- 66

Chapter Three
PLUMBING & WIRING- 70
Plumbing Basics- 72
Cutting and Joining Plastic Pipes- 74
Soldering Copper Pipe- 76
Installing Faucets and Drains- 78
Fixing Water-Heater Problems- 80
Wiring Basics- 86
Stripping Cables and Wires- 87
Running Cable- 88
Adding a New Circuit- 92
Installing Switches and Receptacles- 94

Chapter Four
CABINETS- 100
Cabinet Styles and Options- 102
Storage Options- 106
Installing Wall Cabinets- 114
Installing Base Cabinets- 116
Installing an Island- 118
Reviving Old Cabinets- 120
Repairing Doors and Drawers- 121
Installing Cabinet Accessories- 122
Refacing Cabinets- 124

Chapter Five
COUNTERTOPS, SINKS, &
FAUCETS- 126
Countertop Materials- 128
Sinks and Faucets- 132
Making a Laminate Countertop- 138
Installing a Prefab Countertop- 140
Installing Backer Board for Tile- 142
Tiling a Countertop- 144
Installing a Self-Rimming Sink- 146
Hooking Up a New Faucet- 148

Chapter Six
APPLIANCES- 150
Food Preparation- 152
Installing a Waste-Disposal Unit- 158
Installing a Dishwasher- 160
Installing a Gas Range- 162
Installing an Electric Cooktop- 163
Installing a Range Hood- 164
Appliance Options- 166
Installing a Water Filter- 168
Installing a Hot-Water Dispenser- 170
Installing an Ice Maker- 171

Chapter Seven
LIGHTING- 172
Lighting Options- 174
Installing a Surface-Mounted- 178
Ceiling Fixture
Installing a Recessed Ceiling Fixture- 180
Lighting Options- 182
Installing Track Lights- 184
Installing Under-Cabinet Lights- 186
Installing A Chandelier- 187
 
Chapter Eight
FLOORING- 188
Flooring Types- 190
Insulating Crawl Space- 192
Reinforcing Old Floors- 193
Installing Underlayment- 194
Installing Vinyl Floor Tiles- 196
Installing Vinyl Sheet Flooring- 198
Flooring Options- 200
Ceramic Tiles- 202
Laying Ceramic Floor Tiles- 204
Installing a Laminate Floor- 206
Installing Wood Strip Flooring- 208
Refinishing a Wood Floor- 210

Chapter Nine
WALLS & CEILINGS- 212
Wall Treatments- 214
Preparing for Painting- 216
Preparing Plaster for Painting- 218
Painting Walls and Ceilings- 220
Wallcovering Basics- 222
Using Wallpaper Paste- 223
Hanging Wallpaper- 224
Wallcovering Options- 228
Installing Wood Trim- 230

Chapter Ten
LIFESTYLES- 234
Kitchen Options- 236
Eating Areas- 240
Secondary Work Centers- 245
Safety Considerations- 250
Universal Design- 252

Chapter Eleven
MONEY MATTERS- 256
Creating a Budget- 258
Working with Professionals- 260

Resource Guide- 262

Glossary- 264

Index- 266

Photo Credits- 271

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580113403
Author:
Creative Homeowner
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Illustrator:
Warpole, Ian
Illustrator:
Babak, Vince
Editor:
Creative Homeowner Press
Editor:
Creative Homeowner
Editor:
Donegan, Fran J.
Author:
Donegan, Fran J.
Author:
Homeowner, The Editors of
Author:
Editors of Creative Homeowner
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation
Subject:
Kitchens
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - Kitchens
Subject:
Kitchens -- Remodeling.
Subject:
Kitchens -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
kitchen
Subject:
Remodel
Subject:
Deisgn
Subject:
Home Construction-Kitchens
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Fourth
Series:
Ultimate Guide To...
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
10.99x8.46x.54 in. 1.91 lbs.

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Planning a new kitchen is a challenging and exhausting task. But its well worth the effort. Not only does one gain a new kitchen that is more efficient and attractive than the old one, but a new kitchen is also a strong selling point when a house is put on the market. Ultimate Guide to Kitchens guides the reader through the process of designing and doing the work involved with remodeling a kitchen or building a new one from scratch. It offers 60 of the most popular remodeling projects. Homeowners will find inspirational information on layout and design, but most of the book covers step-by-step instruction in installing sinks, faucets, countertops, appliances, and floor and wall finishes. General construction projects, such as building walls, adding windows, and completing electrical and plumbing work are also covered. The “Money Matters” section works as a useful guide to achieving the desired kitchen while cutting costs, choosing the right professionals, along with do-it-yourself tasks that help homeowners save on labor. Ultimate Guide to Kitchens provides readers with an extensive glossary of all the components needed in designing and building their new kitchen.

"Synopsis" by , In this useful guide, homeowners will find inspirational information on kitchen layout and design. Most of the book covers step-by-step instruction in installing sinks, faucets, countertops, appliances, and floor and wall finishes. General construction projects are also covered.
"Synopsis" by ,
Ultimate Guide to Kitchens

All the information you need to design and build your new dream kitchen. Over 700 photos and illustrations to guide you through your project.

• Step-by-step projects on installing cabinets, sinks, countertops, appliances, and more

• Tips for selecting the best fixtures and finishes, and creating the ideal design and layout for your new kitchen

• The basics of plumbing, electrical, and finished carpentry for a professional-quality job

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