Design Ideas for Kitchens

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Creative Homeowner, 2005 - House & Home - 223 pages
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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.

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Design Ideas for Kitchens (2nd edition)

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Both of these gorgeous books are updates of 2005 editions. Each starts out with layout and design considerations for the space of your bath or kitchen. Style sections look at design elements and ... Read full review

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User Review  - kristenn - LibraryThing

Above average balance of dream-only kitchen design and realistic options. (And, really, no one would buy a book that was truly real-life, as frustrating as these high fantasy clutter-free layouts can ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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.

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