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Personalizing Your Kitchen

  • Choosing a Kitchen Look
  • Evaluating Family Needs
  • Determining Kitchen Activities
  • Understanding the Existing Structure

Designing the Space

  • Adding Space to the Kitchen
  • Organizing the Functional Areas
  • Drawing Plans

Specifying the Construction Elements

  • Walls
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Flooring
  • Ceilings
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Lighting
  • Heating and Cooling

Choosing Cabinets, Fixtures, and Appliances

  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Sinks and Faucets
  • Dishwashers and Dish Drains
  • Waste-Management Components
  • Cooking Appliances
  • Ventilation
  • Refrigerators and Freezers

Finalizing the Design

  • Finalizing the Plans
  • Adding Finishing Touches

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.

Other Books from the Ortho Library:

  1. How to Plan & Build Bookcases, Cabinets & Shelves
  2. Designing & Remodeling Kitchens
  3. Designing & Remodeling Bathrooms
  4. How to Design & Build Fences & Gates
  5. Basic Masonry Techniques
  6. Deck Plans Roofs & Sidings
  7. Basic Remodeling Techniques
  8. How to Design & Install Outdoor Lighting
  9. How to Design & Build Storage Projects
  10. How to Design & Build Decks & Patios
  11. Building Birdhouses & Feeders
  12. Deck & Patio Upgrades
  13. How to Plan & Remodel Attics & Basements
  14. How to Install Ceramic Tile
  15. Basic Wiring Techniques
  16. Interior Lighting
  17. Floors & Floor Coverings
  18. Finish Carpentry Basics
  19. Cost-Effective Home Upgrades
  20. Doors, Windows & Skylights: Selecting & Installing
  21. Home Workshops House Painting
  22. Interior Decorating
  23. Garden Construction
  24. Outdoor Shelter Plans:
  25. Overheads, Sheds & Gazebos

Above: The before and after floor plans for this kitchen are presented on pages 33 and 107.

How to Plan Perfect Kitchens

  • Features a step-by-easy-step planning process
  • Includes the latest kitchen design standards
  • Guides you in choosing the right appliances, cabinets, and fixtures
  • Helps you personalize your kitchen design

(above) Back Cover:

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.

ABOVE: The remodeling of this 1929 kitchen retained the French country theme of the house while meeting space requirements for modern appliances.

How to Plan Perfect Kitchens

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Writer Kathleen M. Kiely

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Illustrator Mitzi McCarthy

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Also see: Quick, Cost-Effective Home Upgrades [Ortho series]

Finish Carpentry Basics by Ortho Books - published 1991

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