Saturday, April 02, 2011

Food, Conversation, Comfort

In the Kitchen
Though many of us probably spend most of our time in our living rooms, a kitchen that's designed for easy food preparation is probably high on our hit parade, too.  If you are looking for remodeling ideas to keep your kitchen cozy, comfortable, and easy to use, browse any of the following recent titles.

Small Kitchen Solutions (Better Homes and Gardens)
DIYers will enjoy this book about making the best use of small kitchen space while adding a tasteful dash of style.

This one comes with ideas from professional designers and easy to use design software that runs on a PC or Mac.

Redo or new?  Find out how to make useful decisions on the size of the project you would like to undertake.  Four projects are featured; mix and match their components depending on your objectives and budget. 

Barbecues and Outdoor Kitchens by Bridget Biscotti Bradley
The outdoor entertaining season will soon be here.  The nice mix of extravagant and more practical plans are fun to browse; followed up with DIY information and advice on how to work with contractors.

Professional furniture maker Jonathan Benson and his wife offer tips on modifying and installing cabinetry.

Less about remodeling than how to clutter-bust and get the most out of the space you have in the kitchen, as well as other rooms in your home.