|| The kitchen. It's the undeniable heart of the home, the hub from which families fan out and come together again. Much more than a place to make and take meals, it's also "homework central", a home office, and an entertaining area all rolled into one. So when it's time to update or remodel your kitchen you'll want to be armed with as much information as possible. With the abundant amount of information available, there seem to be more choices than ever before but you're still left wondering "Is this the best use of my space?" "What are the pros and cons of my materials?" and "Is this the best bang for my buck?" That's where the New Kitchen Idea Book comes in. Jam-packed full of inspiration and practical information, this all-new edition will be a homeowner's first step in turning their dream kitchen into a reality. Beautifully illustrated with over 325 photos and illustrations, this go-to guide will provide design options for every nook and cranny of the kitchen, from cabinets and countertops to sinks and appliances, from flooring to all kinds of finish details. And just as importantly, this edition will provide you with solid, reliable information for every kitchen choice you'll need to make so you can create a kitchen that is not only beautiful but also functional.