Residential Kitchen and Bath Design provides students with a core knowledge of this interior design sub-specialty and equips them with skills they can use to create residential kitchens and baths that are both functional and beautiful. The text begins with an overview of the kitchen and bath industries, covering the designer's role at each step of the design process. It then goes on to explain functional and ergonomic considerations in the arrangement of appliances, fixtures, and storage, and provides detailed instruction on communicating designs to clients and tradespeople using floor plans, models, and other renderings. Issues related to codes, regulations, and costs are reviewed, as are the NKBA planning guidelines for space planning and drawing plans for kitchens and bathrooms.
Anastasia Wilkening is an adjunct instructor at International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago, USA, in the Interior Design Department. Wilkening is a full-time kitchen and bath designer serving the Chicago area. She has won multiple design awards from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Midwest Chapter's design competition. Her work has been published in Trends and Home Improvement magazines.
Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Overview of Kitchen and Bath Design Chapter 2 Space Planning for a Kitchen or Bath Chapter 3 Universal and Sustainable Designs for Kitchen and Bath Chapter 4 Kitchen and Bath Design: Materials Chapter 5 Kitchen and Bath Design: Cabinetry Chapter 6 Kitchen and Bath Design: Appliances Chapter 7 Kitchen and Bath Design: Plumbing Chapter 8 Kitchen and Bath Design Working Documents Chapter 9 Kitchen and Bath Design: Lighting and Electrical Plans Chapter 10 Project Management for Kitchen and Bath Appendix: Basic Metric Conversion Chart Index