|New Kitchen Ideas That Work|
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New Kitchen Ideas That Work deals with all the areas of kitchen and bath design you would expect; cabinet styles and construction, countertop materials, appliances, fixtures. There's even a section on the dreaded "B" work (ahem ... budget) and how to assemble the team of professionals to put it all together. In other words it's a realistic look at what you can expect, which is a refreshing take when compared to a lot of the "designer porn" that is published. Don't get me wrong, there's always room for "designer porn", but a healthy dose of reality is required before you get there.
In the chapter "Layouts That Work" Jamie discusses a number of different approaches the homeowner can take when designing their kitchen or bathroom. I'll admit I was a bit disheartened when I saw the first option: Making Your Existing Footprint Work. Keep things the same? Really? But after actually reading what Jamie covers in this section, I was pleased to note the approach was very practical and level headed. "Some kitchens have perfectly functional layouts, but suffer from design fatigue" she writes. Her advise in subsequent sections is equally level headed.
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New Kitchen Ideas That Work is available for pre-order now, and will be on the book shelves of you local home improvement centre at the beginning of December.