Kitchens have been transformed from a purely utilitarian workspace to a culinary-family-friends' Mecca where everyone congregates. While kitchens in condos and small houses may still be limited in square footage, even a tiny galley-style space is often now open to living and dining areas in loft-style arrangement for better camaraderie and conversation. Divided into two sections, this book will guide you through the process of designing the perfect kitchen. The first section takes you through a step-by-step approach to kitchen design and renovation, complete with questions to ask contractors, layout suggestions and check-lists. This is followed by over 30 inspiring kitchens, highlighting different options and styles to help you create your ideal space.