Images of beautiful, believable kitchens provide scores of design ideas and illustrate the latest options and upgrades for a sensational new kitchen. Expert advice for choosing appliances and materials, including cabinets, countertops, flooring, wallcoverings, cabinetry, and lighting, shows how to create a kitchen design that functions seamlessly. Guidelines for developing a smart layout that maximizes the usable space in any kitchen--including checklists and charts that consolidate the options and considerations for ease of planning. Rock-solid planning advice from professional kitchen designers helps homeowners make savvy choices during the design process. A new larger format; heavier, glossier paper; and more pages than any previous planner edition.