At the close of the year, the various seasons start rolling around -- Thanksgiving, the Christmas season, and New Years. The next big season, after the first of the year? Remodeling! Yep -- all the sketches, magazine spreads, and newspaper articles that were tucked away the prior year get pulled out and the discussion and budgeting begins. Bathrooms and kitchens get the lion's share of the remodeling dollar; here are several books that you might use to help with a kitchen remodel
Designs for Living Kitchens
-- with this book you get up to date information on styles, designs, and plans, plus photos that will help you in the makeover of your present kitchen to a state of the art cooking and dining experience. You see what's available in ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, faucets, and types of sinks. The publication also features a variety of window treatments and lighting. The book aims to help you along the road to building a kitchen
that is lived in, not just looked at.
If you're on the hunt for hints about kitchen remodeling projects
, this Balcony Press book may be of service. The Kitchen Centric Designs
is principally an idea book; it features 18 kitchen projects, ranging from city lofts to suburban homes to mountain cabins. It concentrates on the design process, discussion of the challenges of a kitchen remodel, and offers suggestions for minimizing the difficulties found in the construction path. This is a nice overview book that will get you started on building the kitchen of your dreams, including those features you may not have considered.
A great book for the do it yourselfer -- Kitchens: Plan, Remodel, Build
. If you're in need of advice when it comes to such construction techniques as hanging drywall or cabinets, or installing center islands, this nice layout and design book of lighting, counter tops, storage, appliances, windows, or doors will be a big help. The very best part of the book may well be the inclusion of the 550 color photos and illustrations; nothing beats a picture when it comes to conquering an unfamiliar project. It includes pretty much everything you need for a kitchen remodel
job, less the materials and labor, of course.
-- after the New Year, it's time to get started with the planning on your project. Don't wait until all the good contractors are snapped up.
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