For those taken aback by the high cost of custom cabinetry, this book offers one often-overlooked but noticeably affordable renovation solution: stock cabinetry. The authors not only critique the design and functionality of over 10 stock kitchens, but take you through their own kitchen renovation, from design considerations and tear-out to step-by-step cabinet and countertop installation. Two other kitchens are presented to illustrate the dramatic transformations that are possible using stock cabinetry.
While the focus is on using stock cabinetry, the information in this book is useful for anyone contemplating a kitchen renovation. It provides money-saving tips, a helpful review of cabinet styles and materials, as well as practical layout, workflow, storage and design strategies. There’s even an itemized list of the order in which the work was completed.
Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 160 pages, 2010.