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Front Cover: The serene balance of this dramatic space was achieved by planning every detail in harmony with all the other elements. With this planning guide, you can have the kitchen of your dreams. In simple, can-do steps, it covers every aspect of kitchen planning, from creating an efficient layout to specifying construction materials, from choosing appliances to personalizing your kitchen.
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Above: The before and after floor plans for this kitchen are presented on pages 33 and 107.
How to Plan Perfect Kitchens
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Top left: The oak Door, brown granite countertop, and stain less steel sink enhance the rich coloring of the pecan and walnut cabinets.
Top right: Abundant natural light, ample counter space, ac cess to appliances, and convenient storage were high on the planning list for this kitchen.
Bottom left: This compact work center is as efficient as a ships galley but versatile enough for the whole crew.
Bottom right: Cherry cabinets, slate flooring, and blue-green tiles create a rich blend of contrasting materials.
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