Kitchen and Bath Design
A Guide to Planning Basics
Mary Fisher Knott
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The all-in-one reference to designing stunning and functionalkitchens and baths
Designing for today's kitchens and baths requires technicalsavvy, a keen eye for aesthetics, and perhaps most important ofall, the ability to coordinate efforts across many disciplines.Kitchen and Bath Design simplifies these complexdecision-making processes with a comprehensive strategy forachieving kitchen and bath designs that successfully integratebeauty and practicality—while meeting client expectations.Fundamental design basics are covered, along with a host ofimportant issues that designers must consider when conceptualizingthese specialized rooms, such as ergonomics, codes and safetyrequirements, proper lighting and ventilation, flooring, cabinetry,countertops, wall surfaces, and more. Some of the topics thatappear in this book include:
A detailed introduction to construction, plumbing, andelectrical basics
A systematic approach to incorporating "green," energy-consciousdesign
An overview of crucial design elements, including pattern,texture, line, form or mass, color, space and light, and sound
The latest building codes and manufacturers' guidelines
Written by a leading expert in interior design, Kitchen andBath Design uses three-dimensional drawings and correspondingphotographs to deliver valuable information that is critical whenit comes to planning, designing, specifying, estimating, building,pricing, or evaluating a kitchen or bathroom. Whether they'reworking on a new or existing space, professional designers canapply the lessons learned from this current andaccessible resourceto masterfully take on all kitchen or bathroom projects—fromthe simplest to the most highly challenging.
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