Remodeling a Kitchen
by Sam Clark

235 x 275mm

Published by The Taunton Press, Connecticut, USA.


ISBN 1-56158-482-7

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Extract from back cover of book:

Kitchen remodeling is the most challenging remodeling you can do.You need good design information because there are many components to consider from cabinets and countertops to appliances, plumbing fixtures, lights, and flooring. Careful planning and solid construction techniques are also essential to control costs and get the work done quickly so that your kitchen won't be out of commission for too long. Sam Clark is just the pro to guide you through this adventure. With over 25 years of remodeling experience, Clark knows what it takes to get pro-level results every time.

What's Inside:
- Apply innovative design ideas to create the right remodeling plan
- Save money with smart design strategies and careful planning
- Complete demolition, framing, plumbing, and finish work quickly, with professional results
- Install cabinets, countertops, appliances, plumbing fixtures, flooring, lighting, hardware, and accessories
- Select and install other types of countertops

About the Author: Sam Clark has been a designer-builder for over 25 years, specializing in kitchen design, accessible design, cabinetmaking and in working with owner-builders.

Note: Some American building methods may not be compatible with Australian Standards.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial


How to Use This Book

Chapter One - Planning Your Kitchen
- Preliminary Design
- Guidelines for Effective Layout
- Your Kitchen Plan: Five Layout Tools
- Design Devices for Tight Layouts
- Reviewing Your Floor Plan

Chapter Two - Detailing Your Design
- Designing Work Centers
- Planning for Universal Access
- Your Cabinet Elevations
- Lighting and Wiring
- Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning

Chapter Three - Cabinets and Surfaces
- Choosing Cabinets
- Choosing Counters
- Flooring Options
- Walls and Ceilings

Chapter Four - Appliances and Fixtures
- Large Appliances
- Sinks and Faucets
- Accessories

Chapter Five - Your Final Plans
- Completing the Design
- Hiring, Permitting, and Estimating

Chapter Six - Demolition and Rough-In
- Demolition
- Framing
- Installing Windows and Doors
- Mechanical Rough-In

Chapter Seven - Finish Construction
- Wall Prep
- Insulation, Ingtration, and Vapor Barriers
- Drywall and Other Finishes
- Finish Carpentry and Flooring

Chapter Eight - Cabinets and Counters
- Layout
- Installing the Cabinets
- Installing Counters
- Cabinet Trim

Chapter Nine - Finishing Up
- Completing Final Cabinet Details
- Completing Mechanical Systems, Installing Appliances
- Final Finish Details
- Resources
- Kitchen-Layout Templates