The Kitchen Bible: Designing the perfect culinary space

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Barbara Ballinger, Margret Crane with designer Jennifer Gilmer

  • Kitchens have been transformed from a purely utilitarian workspace to a culinary-family-friends mecca where everyone congregates. While kitchens in condos and small houses may still be limited in square footage, even a tiny galley-style space is often now open to living and dining areas in loft-style arrangement for better camaraderie and conversation.

    Divided into two sections, this book will guide you through the process of designing the perfect kitchen. The first section takes you through a step-by-step approach to kitchen design and renovation, complete with questions to ask contractors, layout suggestions and checklists. Followed by a selection of inspiring kitchens, highlighting different options and styles to help you create your ideal space, The Kitchen Bible is an invaluable tool to help you design a culinary space that inspires and delights.

  • ISBN: 9781864705515

    Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm

    Page Count: 224

    Publication Date: April 2014

    Colour: Full Colour

  • The New York Times 

    A great review in the NY Times no less!! Click here to check it out - August 2014

    The Herald Sun Home Magazine

    Divided into two sections, The Kitchen Bible takes you through the tricky process of designing your dream kitchen. The first section tackles the nitty-gritty details, such as questions to ask contractors, layout suggestions and handy checklists. In the second section, you can sit back and fantasise, with more than 50 kitchens in different styles, sizes and budgets to inspire you. There is plenty here to whet your appetite and see you through to a gleaming end result. - July 2014

    Country Home Ideas

    From colourful kitchens created on a tight budget and classic country-style cooking areas to sleek, modern spaces and stunning outdoor kitchens, there's something for everyone. Presented in an easy-to-understand layout, The Kitchen Bible is an invaluable tool to help get you through the process of designing a kitchen that you will love for years to come. - July 2014

    Queensland Homes Magazine

    We're big on style savvy kitchen design here at QH, so this book was a real delight to pour over! The Kitchen Bible is divided into two sections to take you from the process of kitchen design and renovation (complete with hot tips, suggestions and checklists) through to the inspiring results of 50 successful projects. So its a real style guide and an invaluable and handy resource for anyone about to venture into the great unknown of kitchen renovation and design in their own homes. The kitchens shown in these pages highlight an exceptional use of space, as well as the many different styles and options available to help you create your ideal kitchen. Considering the kitchen really has become the heart of the home and a place where family and friends can congregate, socialise and feast, The Kitchen Bible is one book every home lover can certainly appreciate. Kitchens that function well and look great & every Queensland home needs one! - July 2104

    My Property Preview Magazine

    As the heart of the home, the kitchen is one of the most popular and trickiest renovation projects. If you are about to embark on your own, you will need some inspiration, which is where this book comes in. The Kitchen Bible is filled with kitchens from all over the world, which should give you a good idea of the kind of room you want in your home. But its not just pretty pictures. The first half of the book is a more practical guide on how to design your perfect space, with tips on how to choose a professional, designing a floor plan, choosing fittings and lighting, even where to place door handles and knobs. If you want to get hands-on with creating the perfect room, The Kitchen Bible is for you. - June 2014

    Belle Magazine

    Who can resist a how-to book with the word 'bible' in the title? This guide covers issues such as what questions to ask when choosing professionals, the latest technological advances and various styles of kitchen to suit different tastes and budgets. The guide is accompanied by pictures and descriptions of more than 50 culinary spaces to inspire you. - May 2014

    Home Design magazine – November 2015

     The Kitchen Bible Today, kitchens vary a lot more in style and design than they have in previous eras. There is no longer a stock-standard option, and more often than not, they are an extension of a homeowner’s personality. A step-by-step approach to kitchen design and renovation fills the first half of The Kitchen Bible, focusing on what constitutes proper research and how to start. Picking a professional, for example, is an important decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly, nor should recommendations be taken at face value. Following that, more than 50 inspiring kitchens highlight different styles and features to encourage a well-rounded knowledge base from which to select your final design. The kitchen is the heart of the home, so when renovating this culinary space, it’s important to do it well. After all, it’s your kitchen and you’re the one who’ll have to live with it — and in it.

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