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The kitchen idea book
Bouknight, Joanne Kellar.
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Publication Information:
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [1999]

Physical Description:
201 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
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Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
TX653 .B68 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
TX653 .B68 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TX653 .B68 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Home Improvement

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Readers will be inspired by this series of visual ideas for some of the most-used rooms in the house. Each book is rich with beautiful color photographs, practical sidebars -- and designs of all kinds that will appeal to a wide range of tastes and budgets.

The Kitchen Idea Book guides homeowners through a world of kitchen design options with clarity and wit. The book features hundreds of clever ideas, rich illustrations, and more than 400 color photos, line drawings, and floor plans.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Bouknight has produced a thoughtful guide to the thinking behind and building of a cooking-and-dining-and-eating room. This book is buttressed by hundreds of photographs borrowed from both designers and manufacturers. And it is loaded with short, meaty sidebars, which offer trenchant explanations rather than long discussions. That means that the reader's eyes do the walking through presentations on style (colonial or ultramodern, for instance); the construction of cabinets, outside and in; and countertops and backsplashes. A visual essay that sorts out some confusing and potentially tough decisions. --Barbara Jacobs

Library Journal Review

Bouknight provides a comprehensive look at kitchen design, discussing planning, cabinets, shelves, countertops, appliances, flooring, and light. Information on the choices with the advantages and disadvantages of each is provided. What makes this book especially useful are the numerous photographs that illustrate how all these materials have been used in actual kitchens. Skinner has compiled a picture book of kitchens, dividing the photographs, primarily supplied by product manufacturers, into chapters that cover contemporary, country, classic, and retro styles, and ending with a section of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's design award winners. Bouknight's book makes a perfect complement to Jan Weimer's Kitchen Redos, Remodels & Replacements (LJ 9/15/97) and is a good choice for public libraries and interior design collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.