Bungalow Kitchens is a book about how to restore or design a period, or period-style kitchen for a bungalow or other early 20th century house.
It provides a wealth of ideas about cabinets, counter tops, appliances, flooring, and other elements that make up a bungalow kitchen, as well as advice about integrating modern technology while maintaining the bungalow look, all presented in an entertaining even humorous way.
A hundred and fifty color photographs or original restored, and new kitchens, as well as detailed illustrations, provide inspiration.
Both the glamorous(cabinets, counter tops, flooring, etc.) and not so glamorous (electrical, plumbing, ventilation) elements are discussed. Each chapter includes sidebars for obsessive restoration as well as compromise solutions employing more modern materials and methods.
Layout and design are also addressed, both for totally new construction adn adding new elements to an exisiting kitchen. A chapter on assessing your needs and dealing with professionals has tips on getting the kitchen you want and maintaining your sanity during the process.
Finally, an extensive resource list makes it easy to find all the items needed for a period kitchen.