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New kitchen idea book
Bouknight, Joanne Kellar.
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Publication Information:
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2004]

Physical Description:
188 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
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TX653 .B69 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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The kitchen isn't just for cooking anymore, and homeowners are spending a lot of time and money to make it the true heart of their home. Older houses lack the open floor plan that allows the kitchen to become part of the living area, while an increasing number of amateur chefs are going beyond the basics to build a kitchen that's worthy of an upscale restaurant.
The kitchen has become less utilitarian and more creative--a place where homeowners express their personal style as much as they would in any other room of the house. By that same token, new appliance technology allows for a more useful kitchen, while hiding the pragmatism behind aesthetics--no more avocado and harvest gold refrigeration giants. With all these new possibilities come an overwhelming array of choices and a substantial investment of time and money. Homeowners need guidance, and "New Kitchen Idea Book" will help them discover what they really want and how to achieve it.
""New Kitchen Idea Book" provides inspiration for refreshing your kitchen for more enjoyment in both cooking and entertaining."
--Chuck Williams, founder of Williams-Sonoma

Author Notes

Joanne Kellar Bouknight is a contributor to Fine Homebuilding magazine, She is a licensed architect who lives in Cos Cob, Connecticut

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 2
Chapter 1 Kitchen Design: From Looks to Layoutp. 4
Set the Stylep. 6
Fitting the Kitchen into the Housep. 13
Configuring the Kitchenp. 16
Chapter 2 Cabinetry: The Kitchen Workhorsep. 22
Cabinet Anatomyp. 24
Doors and Drawersp. 30
Finishing Cabinet Tops and Bottomsp. 40
Materials and Finishesp. 45
Cabinet Accessoriesp. 53
Chapter 3 Open Shelves and Pantriesp. 60
Shelvesp. 62
Pantriesp. 71
Chapter 4 Countertops and Sinksp. 78
Countertops and Backsplashesp. 80
The Kitchen Sinkp. 109
Chapter 5 From Ranges to Refrigeratorsp. 118
Locating Cooking Appliancesp. 120
Range Optionsp. 126
Oven Optionsp. 129
Cooktop Optionsp. 133
Ventilationp. 138
Refrigeratorsp. 142
Chapter 6 Floors, Walls, and Ceilingsp. 148
Choosing a Floorp. 150
Walls and Ceilingsp. 165
Chapter 7 A Well-Lit Kitchenp. 168
Natural Lightp. 170
Supplemental Lightingp. 174
Sourcesp. 186
Creditsp. 187