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Kitchen Planning. Guidelines, Codes, Standards. 2nd Edition. NKBA Professional Resource Library

  • ID: 2218513
  • February 2013
  • 496 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The leading resource for student and professional kitchen designers?completely revised and updated

Kitchen Planning is an essential reference for any designer working in the kitchen field, containing everything a professional needs to know to design kitchens that are convenient, functional, and efficient, and that meet the needs of today's lifestyles. Based on the National Kitchen and Bath Association's Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines and the related Access Standards, this book presents the best practices developed by the Association's committee of professionals through extensive research.

This Second Edition has been completely revised and redesigned throughout, with new full-color photographs and illustrations and a special emphasis on client needs, research, and references to industry information. Features include:
- New and expanded information on universal design and sustainable design
- The 2012 edition of the NKBA Planning Guidelines with Access Standards and up-to-date applications of the 2012 International Residential Code®
- New information about storage, cabinet construction, and specifying cabinets
- Metric measurement equivalents included throughout
- A companion website with forms and teaching resources for instructors

INTRODUCTION XIX

CHAPTER 1: KITCHEN HISTORY AND TRENDS  1

CHAPTER 2: KITCHEN DESIGN RESEARCH 29

CHAPTER 3: INFRASTRUCTURE CONSIDERATIONS 43

CHAPTER 4: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS 61

CHAPTER 5: HUMAN FACTORS AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN IMPLICATIONS 91

CHAPTER 6: ASSESSING NEEDS 121

CHAPTER 7: KITCHEN PLANNING 203

CHAPTER 8: MECHANICAL PLANNING 309

CHAPTER 9: MORE THAN A KITCHEN 345

CHAPTER 10: A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR CLIENT 393

CHAPTER 11: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER 429

CHAPTER 12: KITCHEN PLANNING GUIDELINES WITH  ACCESS STANDARDS 475

GLOSSARY 513

APPENDIX 520

LIST OF PHOTOS 540

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 542

REFERENCES 545

RESOURCES 547

INDEX 551

The NATIONAL KITCHEN & BATH ASSOCIATION is the only nonprofit trade association dedicated exclusively to the kitchen and bath industry and is the leading source of information and education for professionals in the field. With more than 50,000 members, it has provided valuable resources for industry professionals, students, and consumers for more than fifty years.

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