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Chapter 1: What's in a Kitchen
Kitchen designers from around the country offer their insights on the kitchens of today and tomorrow -- what's in, what's out, what are the kitchen currents in terms of feel, function, and details -- to help you hone your point of view.
Chapter 2: Exploring Your Options
Will you simply reface your cabinets and repaint the walls -- or will you move them? How about an addition? Consider the range of possibilities -- big kitchens, small ones, open eat-in kitchens, fitted and unfitted -- as well as the building blocks of kitchen design.
Chapter 3: Take Your Picks
Read this before you go shopping. Here are the pros, cons, and price ranges of what's available in cabinets and hardware, countertops and backsplashes, flooring, sinks and faucets, lighting, windows, cooktops, ranges, ovens, and hoods, refrigerators and freezers.
Chapter 4: Decorating Your Kitchen
More than ever, the kitchen is a place that's not just used but lived in. Here's how to personalize your kitchen with color and pattern, window treatments, furnishings, arts and accessories -- and make it blend with the style of the rest of your house.
Chapter 5: Get Kitchen Savvy
Here's what every kitchen designer -- or anyone who's ever aspired to be one -- needs to know to lay out a highly functional and aesthetically pleasing space.Guidelines for kitchen design are laid out so you can decide if you want to take them or break them.
Chapter 6: Sketching Your Kitchen
You can visualize your kitchen in your head, but you want to see it on paper. Turn here for advice on taking specific measurements and drawing an accurate floor plan. Read about how to calculate the costs of a kitchen remodel -- and how to survive one.