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Remodeling For Dummies" is the reference tool to use if you Want to use the kitchen more efficiently Want to replace outdated, energy-gobbling appliances and gadgets Have attempted at least one or two home repair projects Are comfortable using both power and hand tools and probably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 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."