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Kitchens for the Rest of Us: From the Kitchen You Have to the Kitchen You Love

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Real kitchens for real people.
Most of us think "break the bank" when we hear "kitchen remodel." But as Peter Lemos, former editor of "Home" magazine proves in "Kitchens for the Rest of Us," it is possible to make over a ho-hum kitchen into the cooking center of your dreams. In this inspiring and practical guide, Lemos walks readers through 20 challenging kitchen remodels
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Hardcover, 186 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by The Taunton Press, Inc.
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Jul 24, 2011 rated it liked it
As the owner of a period home, I tend to review every kitchen through the lens of 'will this look out of place in this home in forty years'. As I currently am living with an obviously 70s remodel that is utterly out of place in the rest of the home, I want to attempt to keep whatever I do to improve that from making someone in the future say 'I'm living with an obviously 2011 remodel that is utterly out of place...'!

I feel most of the kitchen books out there assume you have more money for your
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Sonya Feher
May 24, 2011 rated it liked it
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Kitchens for the Rest of Us: From the Kitchen You Have to the Kitchen You Love is totally misleading. The remodeling projects showcased throughout this book cost $30,000-$50,000. Kitchens for the rest of us? Really? I was hoping for a book that was going to tell me how to update my 1970s kitchen with laminate countertops and fake wood cabinets so that it would be more functional and beautiful. I don't want to hire a certified kitchen designer, an architect, and builders. The rest of us that Lemo ...more
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Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book had a lot of great ideas for kitchen remodels- especially small kitchens. I loved that there were lots of examples of kitchen remodels sticking to different eras. For example, I want to stay true to the 1920s feel of my kitchen, and he had lots of examples of remodels with shades of the 30s-50s and of course remodels staying true to more modern eras. My only critique is that creating these kitchens for the rest of us are still really pricey. I would have liked to see not only how to cr ...more
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