The kitchen is generally acknowledged as being the most difficult - and certainly the most expensive - room of the house to redecorate or remodel. 101 Ideas Kitchens takes the heat out of the decision making process, and offers all the practical advice and inspiration that you need to create the perfect kitchen in a concise and comprehensive approach. Following the innovative and accessible 101 Ideas format, the first chapter is The Big Picture, which covers planning, budgeting, and design and offers tips on choosing a kitchen style to suit all sizes and spaces. Getting Down to Detail steers you through choosing the many elements of a kitchen such as lighting and flooring, work surfaces and appliances, and storage and furniture. The last section, Keeping it Fresh, shows you how to keep your kitchen looking as good as the day it was finished and special finishing touches to stamp your own unique personality on your kitchen.