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Kitchen Remodeling

*A variety of kitchen layouts demonstrate concepts of style and function.    *An entire chapter explaining what to look for when buying everything from flooring to fixtures ensures the reader makes informed purchases.    *Explains the basics of design and planning for beginners or more experienced do-it-yourselfers.    *A real-world installation project covers the entire process. Real estate, building, and remodeling surveys reveal that the one project likely to give you a 100 percent return on the dollars invested is a kitchen remodel. And whether the project is as involved as gutting the room back to the wall studs or as simple as applying a fresh coat of paint, each project is an investment in your home’s value and, ultimately, in your enjoyment of using the space.    Remodeling a kitchen is a big job, but it’s not so big that anyone – with the right guidance and understanding – couldn’t feel comfortable tackling at least some parts of the job. Kitchen Remodeling For Dummies is the reference tool to use if you    *Want to use the kitchen more efficiently    *Want to replace outdated, energy-gobbling appliances and gadgets    *Have attempted at least one or two home repair projects    *Are comfortable using both power and hand tools and probably own a few of each As Americans hunger for home improvement, Lowe's and Home Depot have risen to the status of weekend hotspots. Home-design shows like Trading Spaces are flourishing up and down the television dial, mirroring the national nesting craze. And the most-remodeled room in the nest is the kitchen.    While remodeling can be a stressful experience, Everything and the Kitchen Sink demystifies the kitchen design and remodeling process with a humorous, down-to-earth, and candid approach that lets readers know exactly what they're in for-and how to triumph.    Savvy homeowners really need to be involved in every step of a kitchen remodel, whether they're leaving the labor to the pros or rolling up their sleeves to tackle the project solo. Planning and foresight are crucial to a successful and (relatively) painless remodeling project.    Researching design options, hiring contractors, budgeting, making smart purchases, cutting costs, financing, surviving the chaos of installations, and effective problem-solving are explained in straightforward, user-friendly detail.    While learning how to successfully navigate the process, readers will also explore hundreds of exciting and innovative ideas for creating a dream kitchen at any price point. Floor plans, diagrams, and beautiful four-color and black-and-white photographs help readers visualize their own finished projects. In Easy Upgrades: Kitchens, readers get the kitchen they've always wanted at a price they can afford with help from the experts at This Old House, the most trusted name in home improvement. Easy Upgrades: Kitchens focuses on the way people remodel now-budget-conscious and user-friendly with upgrades that maximize comfort, utility, and home value. Using real-world examples rather than sky's-the-limit fantasy projects, Easy Upgrades helps readers solve their most frequent complaints about the spaces in their homes. From chapters on All-in-the-Family Kitchen, The Colorful Kitchen, to The Right Kitchen for You and The Budget Kitchen, Easy Upgrades: Kitchens shows readers the smartest and most cost effective improvements they can make to increase the value and livability of their homes. Easy Upgrades: Kitchens also includes pro advice from expert contractors offering solutions that work, creative ways to do more with less, help with steering clear of common pitfalls, and advice on how to protect a remodeling investment after the job is done. This Old House has been the leading authority on home improvement for over 30 years. When it comes to remodeling, This Old House experts have seen and done it all, which means readers get the benefit of time-tested experience and proven results. A new edition to the bestselling The Complete Guide to Kitchens, this updated book looks beyond the world of 500-square-foot kitchens with professional stainless steel appliances and presents a host of creative remodeling and updating projects that make sense for anyone. From converting a closet into a pantry to replacing old countertops and cabinets, this book is packed with clear photos and step-by-step instructions for the home DIYer. A companion DVD shows you how to install the most popular types of kitchen cabinets and countertops.
*Images of beautiful, believable kitchens provide scores of design ideas and illustrate the latest options and upgrades for a sensational new kitchen.    *Expert advice for choosing appliances and materials, including cabinets, countertops, flooring, wallcoverings, cabinetry, and lighting, shows how to create a kitchen design that functions seamlessly.    *Guidelines for developing a smart layout that maximizes the usable space in any kitchen—including checklists and charts that consolidate the options and considerations for ease of planning.    *Rock-solid planning advice from professional kitchen designers helps homeowners make savvy choices during the design process.    *A new larger format; heavier, glossier paper; and more pages than any previous planner edition. Affordable ideas for turning any kitchen into an inviting and functional space.    This book is your guide to designing the kitchen of your dreams. It offers a survey of kitchen trends, ideas for enhancing existing floor plans, advice on how to mix and match materials, and tips on how to achieve a look for less. Whether you're looking to spruce up your kitchen with simple cosmetic refreshes or completely transform your kitchen with a major remodel, you can turn to Kitchen Ideas for    *Hundreds of inspiring ideas in a variety of decorating styles    *Floor plans and clever storage ideas that maximize space in a small kitchen    *Budget-minded tips for bargain hunters    Featuring traditional to contemporary kitchen designs and a wide variety of layouts, cabinets, fixtures, and countertops, this value-priced book has everything you need to create a beautiful kitchen. Real kitchens for real people.    Most of us think "break the bank" when we hear "kitchen remodel." But as Peter Lemos, former editor of "Home" magazine proves in "Kitchens for the Rest of Us," it is possible to make over a ho-hum kitchen into the cooking center of your dreams. In this inspiring and practical guide, Lemos walks readers through 20 challenging kitchen remodels all modest in size and budget. Using a template of 5 basic steps, from taking stock to finding your style, to working with pros, to defining your space, to making it happen, Lemos shows how homeowners made the most of their resources, chose wisely when it came to splurges, and ultimately found a way to realize their dreams. In the process of demystifying this often stressful experience, Lemos serves up a wide variety of design solutions for kitchens that represent a range of styles from across the country. 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. Shop-tested expert advice for amateur woodworkers on how to build their own kitchen cabinets, and on how to make and install kitchen upgrades, culled from 35 articles that appeared in American Woodworker magazine, originally published between 1999 and 2010. American Woodworker has made its mark as the go-to magazine for woodworkers building and installing built-in cabinetry for kitchens and similar spaces in the home. Readers will learn how to make cabinets from plywood, how to make many styles of cabinet door including popular cathedral doors, how to build and install drawers, which hardware to choose, how to make and edge laminate countertops, and how to install the completed results. Includes small projects such as simple kitchen upgrades, plus an appliance garage, a kitchen stool and a freestanding pantry.

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