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|As indoor kitchen design books do, The New Outdoor Kitchen covers initial design and planning and, in subsequent chapters, covers "stove" options (grills, smokers, wood-fired ovens); the rest of the kitchen (outdoor refrigerators, sinks, cabinets, and countertops); the entertaining and eating areas (including a discussion of outdoor heaters, social fire-fireplaces, firepits, and chimineas--and bug control to increase your season of enjoyment); and, finally, the grace notes of the outdoor kitchen--lighting and sound systems, plantings, and water features. Ten portfolio kitchens will be laced between the chapters, and the book will conclude with an extensive source list. The kitchens pictured in the book will run the size, price, ambition, and creativity gamut, from kitchens sited on decks and patios to a small urban backyard set up to elaborate built-in, freestanding outdoor environments. |
ISBN: 1561588040 Date Published on 2/27/2007
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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.|
ISBN: 1402732244 Date Published on 1/28/2007
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|The home you've always dreamed of starts here! Kitchen Ideas that Work combines fresh ideas with professional design advice so you can create the kitchen you've always wanted. No other book on the market offers this much useful information and fresh inspiration for less than $20.|
Kitchens are more than where we cook a meal and wash dishes. It's where our day begins and ends, where family gathers for conversation, homework, and snacks, and where we entertain friends. With the prominence of this space in both our homes and our lives it's no wonder that kitchen remodeling is the number one home improvement project.
Kitchen designer Beth Veillette provides professional design advice for kitchens and budgets from small to large. Throughout the book she offers design options for all components found in the kitchen as well as how to successfully combine them to create a great kitchen. A wide range of styles, materials, and layouts are featured in hundreds of photos that provide fresh ideas for everything from the floor material to wall color, lighting to seating, and appliances to window treatments.
Essentials: Providing comparison information on all elements in the kitchen to help you make smart buying decisions
Putting it All Together: Case studies focusing on creative ways to combine elements to create a kitchen that works
Details that Work: Spotlights neat details that personalize the space
Design Gallery: Design options for everything from sinks and faucets to window treatments and bar stools.
ISBN: 1561588377 Date Published on 1/16/2007
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|Everyone loves a backyard barbeque in the mid-summer sun-author Michelle Kodis shows how to take that idea to an innovative new level! From a "Whimsical Outdoor Martini Bar" to an "Adobe Kitchen Enclosure," Ultimate Outdoor Kitchens features projects that reflect a range of styles, from sleek modernism to rustic country, with a wide array of architectural influences. With twenty-six chapters divided into three easy-to-navigate sections, Kodis makes it easy to determine which design style and budget will fit your backyard best.|
ISBN: 1586857916 Date Published on 9/4/2006
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|Creative Homeowners best-selling The Smart Approach to Kitchen Design is updated in an all-new and revised third edition. This book includes inspirational ideas of the latest kitchen styles with an updated chapter devoted to new kitchen appliances and technology. Fantastic ideas from more of Americas best kitchen designers help readersthink like a professional. The latest trends are covered, such as sleek, new European cabinetry. Fully illustrated in gorgeous color photography, The Smart Approach to Kitchen Design also includes popular Smart Steps and Smart Tips, with the latest information about the products, materials, and design know-how that it takes to create anyones dream kitchen.|
ISBN: 1580113176 Date Published on 9/1/2006
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|Kitchen remodeling projects top the charts of home improvement projects. They can also top the budget. Now you can get big kitchen looks on a small kitchen budget.
The quick-read text focuses on no-cost or low-cost steps to improve the function and look of any kitchen without remodeling.
Easy fixes include ideas for gaining space, updating cabinetry, dressing windows, organizing storage, and decorating walls and eating areas.
More than 30 projects with step-by-step instructions and 110 tips and ideas are included along with a glossary and a guide to must-have tools.|
ISBN: 0696229714 Date Published on 8/8/2006
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- The all-new edition of Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen Idea File offers ideas and insight to make your dream kitchen a reality, without the costly mistakes.
- Updated photography, inspiring case studies and tips and side bars tackle all aspects of kitchen design, planning and decorating.
ISBN: 0696228599 Date Published on 8/8/2006
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|Filled with more than 500 inspiring photos, the Kitchen & Bath Idea Book is the ultimate source of design ideas for creating the kitchen and bathroom of your dreams. Today’s leading designers and architects offer inspiration for everything from cabinets and countertops to faucets and fixtures, lighting and flooring, and storage and built-ins.
The kitchen is the true heart of the home, and homeowners spend a lot of time and money to make older kitchens less utilitarian and more creative, a place where people can congregate as well as cook and enjoy good food. This book helps you figure out what you really want and how to get it, whether it’s a contemporary, brushed-stainless workroom worthy of an upscale restaurant; a rustic, farmhouse-style great room with wood flooring and a couch; or an elegant, streamlined space for a small city apartment. For every style, for every budget, it's all here: new appliance technology and cabinetry, fixtures and faucets, doors and counter materials, sinks, pulls, built-ins, and bookcases. Using this idea book, you can create the kitchen of your dreams - regardless of style or budget.
The bathroom today is getting more attention than ever for its value as a personal retreat and resale enhancer. Gone are the days of garish tile and fuzzy toilet seat covers. Now bathrooms are as much about taste and style as the rest of the house. Homeowners want bathrooms to be both beautiful and functional, and manufacturers have responded with many more choices in materials and fixtures. This book covers them all, with ideas for tiny half-baths, medium-size his-and-hers, and large luxurious home spas. Specifics on ventilation, waterproofing, faucets, showers, tubs, and more give you the knowledge to create a bathroom with all your favorite features.
Two books in one, Kitchen and Bathroom Idea Book gives homeowners hundreds of ideas on how to make the hardest-working rooms in the house the most beautiful.
ISBN: 156158794X Date Published on 7/1/2006