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Kitchen and Bath Design Principles: Elements, Form, Styles, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-71564-2
240 pages
January 2015
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The industry standard, full-color guide to practical kitchen and bath design

Kitchen and Bath Design Principles is The National Kitchen and Bath Association's complete guide to uniting function and style in these important rooms. This full-color guide is heavily illustrated, with a revised layout and graphic design that presents information more clearly for visual learners. The updated second edition has been expanded to adhere more closely to the standards of interior design, including new information on unity, proportion, scale, and variety, plus a new glossary to clarify unfamiliar terms. Stylistic themes remain a major component, with emphasis on the architecture, furniture, styles, and fashions of each era, and all technical and aesthetic information is presented in clear, concise language. The companion website features a teacher's guide and image bank that facilitate use in the classroom, providing additional examples of design principles in action.

The National Kitchen and Bath Association established the standard guidelines for safe and effective kitchen and bath design, and this book is the complete guide to incorporating code and aesthetics from the very beginning. Function is just as important as style in these rooms, so Kitchen and Bath Design Principles teaches readers to:

  • Apply the elements and principles of design to real-life situations
  • Discover how best to apply the tools of design in daily business practice
  • Explore the global and cultural influences reflected in popular stylistic themes
  • Translate the aesthetics of an era into a workable theme for a kitchen or bath

To best serve clients, designers must learn to meet all codes, regulations, and expectations with a balance of substance and style. Kitchen and Bath Design Principles is the industry standard reference, from the industry-leading provider of kitchen and bath design education.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE xiii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv

CHAPTER 1 A BRIEF HISTORY OF KITCHEN AND BATHROOM DESIGN 1

A Brief History of the Kitchen 1

A Brief History of the Bathroom 5

Summary 12

Review Questions 12

CHAPTER 2 THE BASICS OF DESIGN: CREATING CUSTOMIZED DESIGN 13

Skill Is the Executor of a Program 13

Personalizing the Design 18

Summary 25

Review Questions 26

CHAPTER 3 THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN 27

Line- 29

Shape 41

Identifying Pattern Preferences 52

Space 63

Form 64

Texture 66

Color 68

Light 92

Summary 93

Review Questions 93

CHAPTER 4 THE PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN 95

Balance 96

Rhythm 103

Scale and Proportion 107

Emphasis: The Focal Point 113

Harmony/Unity 121

Summary 121

Review Questions 121

CHAPTER 5 HISTORIC STYLE INFLUENCES TO THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY 123

Establishing a Historic Theme for a Kitchen or Bathroom Project 123

Ancient/Classical Period 125

Middle Ages/Gothic Period 129

Renaissance 131

Baroque Period 135

Rococo and French Provincial/Country Periods 137

Georgian Period 140

American Country (or Rustic) Styles 144

Neoclassic Styles 150

Victorian Period and the Rise of Industrialization 157

Summary 159

Review Questions 161

CHAPTER 6 HISTORIC STYLE INFLUENCES: LATE NINETHEENTH CENTURY AND BEYOND 163

Arts and Crafts 164

Art Nouveau 164

Art Deco 168

Bauhaus (International Modern) 172

Scandinavian Modern 173

Midcentury Modern 176

Italian and European Modern Postwar Influences, Urban Contemporary 181

Postmodern 184

Twenty-First Century and Beyond 187

Summary 188

Review Questions 188

CHAPTER 7 OTHER DESIGN INFLUENCES AND ECLECTIC DESIGN 189

Far East 189

Eclectic Design 196

Summary 204

Review Questions 204

APPENDIX A: THEME/HISTORIC STYLES COMPATIBILITY  205

APPENDIX B: HSITORICAL TERMINOLOGY AND THEMES 207

RESOURCES 211

INDEX 213

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Author Information

Nancy Wolford, PHD, CID, is Professor Emeritus and former Interior Design Department Chair at Cañada College in Redwood City, California.

Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS, has spent the past 42 years redefining the kitchen and bathroom for North American consumers and industry professionals. She is principal of Ellen Cheever & Associates, based in Wilmington, Delaware.

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