Synopses & Reviews
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.
".. an excellent book to start with to look for style ideas.... this book also focuses more on lighting than the others do." Daily Pilot2-20-2011
What's the smartest investment a homeowner can make--especially if he or she can't afford to remodel the entire house? The kitchen, of course Why? It offers the largest return on the remodeling dollar, not to mention the value a new kitchen adds to teh quality of lifestyle. The kitchen is often the deal-maker--or breaker--in today's tough real estate market, too. So making the right decisions about his investment is more critical now than ever, requiring the widest range of knowledge possible regarding layout, cabinets, appliances, fixtures, finishing materials, and style trends. With almost 500 color photos, Design Ideas for Kitchens, Second Edition, is the source for the latest information on products and design trends for kitchens--whatever the size of the layout or the budget. This revised and updated edition of the best-selling book will showcase the latest trends in products and materials and hundreds of ideas from top designers.
The kitchen offers the largest return on the remodeling dollar, so making the right decisions about this investment is critical. With almost 500 color photos, this volume is the source for the latest information on products and design trends for kitchens.
Provides design inspiration for creating an attractive, up-to-date kitchen. Approximately 500 color photographs.
With many homeowners spending more time in the kitchen than any other room in the house, this "heart of the home" has become the modern-day living room. Design Ideas for Kitchens,2nd Edition,
offers hundreds of inspirational ideas and solutions directly from today's most talented designers. With approximately 500 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-, and 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, plus 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.
LEARN FROM THE PROS
Hundreds of photos of professionally designed kitchens reveal the latest design ideas.
WHAT'S HOT IN COUNTERTOPS
See the newest trends in natural stone, concrete, quartz composite, and stunning eco-friendly options made from recycled materials.
Select the ideal appliances that will make your kitchen functional, energy-efficient, and beautiful.
THE LATEST IDEAS
Discover the best designs in cabinets, sinks, faucets, flooring, and much more.
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.
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
Chapter 1Begin with the Basics Designed for Living Kitchen Layouts Islands and Peninsulas Eat-In Kitchens
Chapter 2What's Your Style? 38
Traditional Country Contemporary
Chapter 3Choosing the Cabinets 64 Design Impact Styles and Options Price Points Smart Storage Measuring for Cabinets
Chapter 4On the Surface 92 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
Index 216 Photo Credits 222