Book DescriptionThe kitchen is more than simply the place to cook. They also offer camaraderie for friends, much-needed family time, relaxation, a chance for creativity, even spiritual sustenance, which makes "getting them right" important indeed. TheKitchen Book features more than 45 of the best kitchens from throughout North America, helpfully categorizes them according to style, and then lets readers "roam" freely through every space. Hundreds of color photos show not only the big design picture, but a wealth of important details, as well: innovative storage solutions, the latest in appliance trends, creative surface treatments, and more. And for those who want to refine their existing kitchen rather than redo the room completely, there are easy-to-follow style and shopping guides for giving it a fresh look. From modern luxe to handcrafted country to spunky-and-funky retro: whatever their design preferences, readers will find plenty of inspiring examples of the best in The Kitchen Book.