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Kitchen Remodeling for Dummies By Donald R. Prestly

Kitchen Remodeling for Dummies by Donald R. Prestly

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Summary

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. This book shows you how to take your kitchen and remodel it so that it not only fits your wants and needs but also becomes a room you can be proud to use and show off.

Kitchen Remodeling for Dummies Summary

Kitchen Remodeling for Dummies by Donald R. Prestly

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Remodeling For Dummies" is the reference tool to use if you: want to use the kitchen more efficiently; want to replace outdated, energy-gobbling appliances and gadgets; have attempted at least one or two home repair projects; are comfortable using both power and hand tools and probably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; want to know how a project should be done and then hire someone to do it. The kitchen in today's home has become a focal point for the family, as well as for entertaining. For those reasons, you want the room to be as functional as possible, without breaking your bankbook.With "Kitchen Remodeling For Dummies" in hand, you'll get the lowdown on the following topics and more: the kitchen remodeling process (knowing this makes you a smarter consumer); critical design issues; working with the pros: architect, designer, contractor; establishing a budget and sticking with it; evaluating your plumbing, electrical, and ventilation systems; selecting and installing cabinets and countertops; choosing sinks, faucets, and appliances; working on walls, windows, and floors; and, hot trends and easy upgrades. This handy guide shows you how to take your kitchen (no matter what shape it's in now) and remodel it so that it not only fits your wants and needs but also becomes a room you can be proud to use and show off.

About Donald R. Prestly

Donald R. Prestly is a former Senior Editor of HANDY, a national home improvement magazine. He supports and attends nationwide home improvement and construction industry events, including The National Hardware Show.

Table of Contents

Introduction.Part I: Zoning In on the Scope of the Project.Chapter 1: Envisioning the Big Picture.Chapter 2: Planning Your Kitchen.Chapter 3: Establishing a Budget and Sticking to It!Chapter 4: Bringin' In the Big Guns or Doin' It Solo.Part II: Gettin' Down and Dirty: Preparing Your Kitchen for Greatness.Chapter 5: You Can't Have Tool Much of a Good Thing.Chapter 6: Getting Your Kitchen Ready for Construction.Chapter 7: Evaluating Your Plumbing, Electrical, and Ventilation Systems.Part III: Selecting and Installing Cabinets and Countertops.Chapter 8: Your Old Cabinets: Spruce 'em Up or Scrap 'em?Chapter 9: Making Old Mother Hubbard Proud: Putting New Cabinets Up.Chapter 10: Considering Creative Countertop Options.Chapter 11: Making Sure Your Countertops Are Level.Part IV: Selecting and Installing Sinks, Faucets, Appliances, and More.Chapter 12: "Pouring" Over the Choices for Sinks and Faucets.Chapter 13: No Runs, Drips, or Leaks: The Right Way to Install Your New Sink and Faucet.Chapter 14: Appliance Appreciation: Choosing the Right Ones.Chapter 15: Fridges, Ranges, Disposers, and More: Installing Appliances.Part V: Adding the Final Touches: Walls, Windows, Floors, and More.Chapter 16: Illuminating Your Kitchen Lighting Options.Chapter 17: Lighting the Way: Installing Lights and Windows.Chapter 18: Walls That Wow: Selecting Elements for Your Walls.Chapter 19: Preparation for Wall Transformation.Chapter 20: Floors: Stepping Out with Style.Chapter 21: Installing Your New Kitchen Floor.Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 22: Ten Critical Design Issues.Chapter 23: Ten Hot Trends in Kitchen Design.Chapter 24: Ten Easy Kitchen Upgrades.Index.

Additional information

GOR002137049
Kitchen Remodeling for Dummies by Donald R. Prestly
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
2003-09-19
360
0764525530
9780764525537
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