A New Year is a Great Time to Plan a New Cooking Space

new year cooking space Edita Kaye

The beginning of a new year is all about doing away with the old and improving your life. For anyone with a love of food and cooking, an upgrade to your kitchen might be just the thing you need! Here are a few books to get you started and give you ideas to fit your culinary needs.

The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space, 2014 by Barbara Ballinger

This book is a step-by-step guide to creating your perfect kitchen. There are hundreds of photographs and abundant inspiration for layouts, advice for speaking to a contractor, checklists and more.

New Kitchen Idea Book (Taunton’s Idea Book Series), 2016 by Heather J. Paper

If you’re looking for kitchen upgrades that focus on layout, lighting and storage without breaking the budget, this book is a great option. It features photos and step-by-step instructions to help you create a kitchen that is both gorgeous and functional.

Kitchen Ideas, 2009 by Better Homes and Gardens

This gem offers hundreds of inspiring ideas, including a survey of kitchen trends, ideas for enhancing your existing floor plan, advice on mixing and matching materials, and making it all happen affordably. It’s great for transformations big and small.

Country Living 500 Kitchen Ideas: Style, Function & Charm, 2014 by Dominique DeVito

DeVito’s 2014 book is a revised edition of her bestselling book. Every page is packed with innovative ideas to make a kitchen both inviting and efficient. You can find advice on appliances, colors and patterns, walls, storage, windows, accessories and more.

House Beautiful Kitchens: Creating a Beautiful Kitchen of Your Own, 2012 by Lisa Cregan

Input from some of the country’s finest designers are included in this book, including Johnathan Adler, Jeff Lewis and Carole Lalli. The various styles and tips in this book are sure to point you in the direction of a kitchen you’ll love.

The kitchen is often the most loved and used space in the house, so why not make yours a priority in 2019!