“ Enhancing your kitchen is an investment in your home, and this book is designed to make that investment as smart and stylish as possible.” – Jamie Gold on her new book New Kitchen Ideas That Work.
One of the leading design trends for 2013 we are focusing on here at the Decorating Diva is the desire to cocoon at home. To create a sanctuary at home – a haven from the crazy world outside our home’s door. With that in mind, we have noticed an uptick in home renovation and remodeling projects as homeowners decide to stay in their homes, and focus their energies on redesigning and updating bathrooms and kitchens.
The kitchen is increasingly becoming, and some would even venture to say, the most important room in the house. It serves not only for the functional – to prepare meals for our families, but has become a central gathering point for entertaining (another 2013 design trend) family and friends. It has also become one of the most technologically advanced rooms in our homes with smart appliances ranging from refrigerators to dishwashers to stovetops. Of course, today’s technologically chic kitchen also includes considerations for flat panel televisions and tablets such as iPads and Android powered devices – all of which can control a multitude of appliances throughout the house while also providing us instant connection to our friends on social platforms, entertainment and information.
As we look to improve our kitchens at home, a completely revised version of a classic kitchen design guidebook has hit the market. Jamie Gold shares her many years of kitchen design expertise and insight in her new book New Kitchen Ideas That Work published by The Taunton Press. This paperback kitchen design guide offers Jamie’s sage and sensible design advice with over 200 pages filled with full-color kitchen photos that inspire and certainly get the creative process percolating. It also offers keen design direction, insider perspectives, floor plans and beautiful kitchen design projects (of all sizes) running the gamut from traditional to contemporary designed by some of today’s top kitchen designers including,amongst others, the author, Susan Serra, Kelly Morriseau and Cheryl Kees Clendenon.
The revised New Kitchen Ideas That Work provides the standard information expected in a kitchen design source book: the latest information on energy–efficient appliances and lighting to information on cabinetry, flooring, countertops, sinks and faucets. But Jamie goes beyond offering the basics. She thoroughly covers a range of topics from planning to purchasing to implementing your kitchen design. One of the facets I enjoyed most, was Jamie’s sensible approach to offering case studies and stunning photography of kitchen design projects ranging from modest, budget friendly kitchens to exquisite luxury kitchens. Another feature I appreciated was Jamie’s insight on using what you have, and the concept of phasing in renovations based on your budget and schedule.
The following eight chapters in the book are certain to provide you with the inspiration, knowledge and confidence to tackle your kitchen design renovation.
- Turning Your Dream into Reality
- Layouts that Work
- Countertops and Backsplashes
- Sinks and Faucets
- Decorative Touches
You can get your copy of New Kitchen Ideas That Work at home centers (including Home Depot and Lowes), on Amazon.com and book stores.
Photo Credits: Author photo by Eric DeSerra/DeSerra Photography.