Whether you are starting from scratch or simply updating an existing layout, Terence Conran provides the inspiration and information you need to make the kitchen the heart of the home. From planning and layout to fixtures, fittings, decor and details, practical information and inspiring visual examples demonstrate that kitchens can be both stylish and functional.
Building on the success of bestselling The Essential House Book, which has sold over 150,000 copies and become an iconic brand in home reference. This series brings the values of the original book to a new market at an affordable price. "Terence Conran has been shaping our tastes since the 1950s, and he shapes them still" (Telegraph)
Terence Conran is one of the world's leading designers, retailers, furniture-makers, and restaurateurs. He is Chairman of Conran Holdings, the parent company of his retail and restaurant businesses, and Chairman of Conran & Partners, his architectural and design practice. He also designs furniture for Content and Benchmark. Terence Conran's books include The Essential House Book, Terence Conran on Design, The Essential Garden Book (co-written with Dan Pearson), Easy Living, Small Spaces, Terence Conran on Design, Terence Conran on London, Terence Conran on Restaurants, Kitchens, The Ultimate House Book, Bathrooms, Storage, How to Live in Small Spaces, Design: Intelligence Made Visible, Outdoors, Inspiration and Eco House Book all published by Conran Octopus.
Introduction; PLANNING & LAYOUT: Assessment, Levels of change, Professional help, Budgeting & buying, Ergonomics, Types of layout, Fitted or unfitted, Design approaches, Inclusive kitchens, Small kitchens, Indoor/outdoor kitchens, Larders, FIXTURES & FITTINGS: Basic considerations, Lighting, Worktops & splashbacks, Sinks & taps, Cookers, ovens & hobs, Fridges & freezers, Dishwashers, Laundry, Small appliances & basic kit, Storage, DECOR & DETAIL: Basic considerations, Colour, Pattern & texture, Wall treatments, Flooring, Details & display, Kitchen safety. Index Acknowledgements