Kitchen Design for the 21st Century

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2007 - House & Home - 191 pages
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John Drieman, the former publisher of Best Kitchens & Baths magazine, has teamed up with renowned interior photographer Nancy Elizabeth Hill to write the first truly different kitchen design book of the 21st Century. This copiously illustrated, forward-looking guide captures all the groundbreaking changes in the way we think of, and use, this important room. These kitchens are bigger, often incorporated into a family's main living space, and include a multitude of distinct work centers. Drieman explains exactly how to create such a room, with advice on planning and budget; adding the latest appliances, countertops, and cabinetry; and making the space seem either bigger or cozier. The book's entire second half takes readers on a photographic tour of 20 unique kitchens ranging from country casual to high tech.

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Driemen (former publisher,Best Kitchens & Baths magazine) explains in his book how kitchen design theories developed 60 years ago by Mary Kohl Heiner and Rose Steidl of Cornell University's College of ... Read full review

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The Design Concept
Elements of Design
Family Kitchens
Kitchens for Parties
Kitchens for Cooks
Living Kitchens
The Designers

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CHRIS CASSON MADDEN is the author of the bestselling A Room of Her Own: Women's Personal Spaces, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Chris Madden's Guide to Personalizing Your Home, Getaways, and, most recently, Bedrooms. The host of HGTV's Interiors by Design, she has also been a regular contributor to the Today show and has served as design correspondent for The Oprah Show and Later Today. She writes a syndicated design column that appears in more than 380 newspapers nationwide and has designed a line of home furnishings--the Chris Madden Collection--reflecting her design mantra of "home as haven" for Bassett Furniture and Mohawk Home, among others. Chris lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband, two sons, and two West Highland terriers.

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