We often try to describe to others something or someplace that we Love. Our attempts may fall short because it's about the joy and personal delight we are feeling and not the object or place itself. This is how your new kitchen can feel and it is the reason I've written the book.
My clients all had this experience and their true stories illustrate how looking at social connections and personal preference patterns can turn your kitchen renovation into a transformation.
The first three sections of the book focus on design and helping you to discover and use the patterns that determine why you like the things you do. The last section provides a comprehensive roadmap to the remodel process itself.
You should finish with the knowledge, insight and tools needed to create your own completely personal kitchen,enjoy the process and say at the end,
“It came out just the way I hoped!”
Excerpts from the Book:
Table of Contents
Who Should Read This Book Book Excerpt
Introduction Book Excerpt
Part One (The Lessons Learned)
Musical Chairs Book Excerpt
The Dysfunctional Kitchen
Room for One More
The Bristlecone Pine
Finding Malibu Book Excerpt
Part Two (Transformations)
Trundle Beds in the Kitchen
Chain Saws in the Kitchen
What's a "Funk-meter?
Lawyer John's "Kick-Ass" Kitchen Book Excerpt
The First Housecall
Comfort and Ease
The "Ugly Duckling"
The $6.5 Million Dollar "Fixer-upper" Book Excerpt
The Birthday Gift Book Excerpt
The "Interior Window"
The French Country Kitchen
Two Chefs in the Kitchen
"Feeling is Believing"
The "Cardboard" Kitchen
Too Many Toys
The 1200 Square Foot Kitchen
"You Can't Get There From Here!"
Part Three (Putting it All Together)
Where to Start
What it All Means
Patterns and Preferences
Part Four (The Remodel Roadmap)
Should I Remodel or Move?
How Much Can I Afford?
How Much Should it Cost?
How Do I Choose a Kitchen Designer?
What Do I Need to Know about Cabinets?
How Do I Create a Preliminary Budget?
How Do I Choose a Building Professional?
How Do I Finalize My Plans and Objectives?
Who Else Do I Want on My Team?
What Should I Know About the Product Selection Process?
What is the Timetable for My Project?
What Should I Look for in the Construction Agreement?
Construction- Your Remodel Roadmap
About the Author Book Excerpt