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Kitchen Planning: Guidelines, Codes, Standards, 2nd Edition



Kitchen Planning: Guidelines, Codes, Standards, 2nd Edition

NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)

ISBN: 978-1-118-40462-1 January 2013 496 Pages

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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

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Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Chapter 1 Kitchen History and Trends 1

A Brief History of the Kitchen 1

Kitchen Design Research 6

Major Kitchen Trends through the 2000s 15

Demographic and Population Trends 24

Housing Trends and Consumer Preferences 27

Current and Continuing Design Trends 28

Summary 44

Review Questions 44

References 44

Chapter 2 Infrastructure Considerations 47

Codes 47

Structural Issues 48

Doors and Windows 52

Plumbing 58

Noise 62

Summary 67

Table of Contents

Review Questions 67

Chapter 3 Environmental and Sustainability Considerations 69

Sustainable Design and Building 69

Choosing Sustainable Products 70

Green Building Programs 72

Sustainable Certification Programs 75

Energy Issues and Building Codes 78

Water 80

Water Quality Standards 80

Efficient and Sustainable Use of Water 84

Air Quality 89

Source Control 89

Moisture and Indoor Air Quality 92

Waste Management in the Home 97

Summary 101

Review Questions 102

Chapter 4 Human Factors and Universal Design Implications 103

Anthropometry 104

Ergonomic and Universal Design 110

Access Codes, Laws, and Standards 119

Summary 121

Review Questions 122

References 122

Chapter 5 Assessing Needs 123

The Design Process 123

Interviewing the Client 124

Getting To Know Your Client (Form 1) 125

Getting to Know Your Client’s Home (Form 2) 133

Activities in the Kitchen (Form 3) 134

Storage in the Kitchen (Form 4) 142

Your Client’s Kitchen (Forms 5 and 6) 159

The Job Site (Forms 7 through 11) 182

Preparing the Client 193

Ready For the Design Program? 193

Summary 194

Review Questions 194

Chapter 6 Kitchen Planning 195

Location and Types of Kitchens 195

The Center Concept 203

General Kitchen Design 206

Sink Center 210

Refrigeration Center 218

Cooking Centers 221

Combining Centers 229

Storage 235

Serving and Dining 251

That’s Entertaining 256

A Kitchen Where You Need It 260

Summary 262

Review Questions 263

Chapter 7 Mechanical Planning 265

Electrical Planning 265

Gas 269

Heating 270

Cooling 274

Water Heating 275

Ventilation 278

Lighting 285

Summary 300

Review Questions 300

Chapter 8 Accessibility in Practice 301

Universal Design versus Accessibility: Further Clarification 301

Characteristics of Specific Users 302

Addressing Differences 306

Access Design Considerations 308

Summary 347

Review Questions 347

Chapter 9 More Than a Kitchen 349

The Family Foyer or Mudroom 349

Home Planning Center 355

A Laundry Area 361

A Craft/Hobby Area 369

A Gardening Area 371

Social Spaces 374

Summary 378

Review Questions 379

Chapter 10 Putting It All Together  381

The Design Process 381

The Design Program 383

The Design Drawing 387

A Sample Design Drawing 391

Putting It All Together—A Sample Project 402

Summary 413

Review Questions 413

Appendix: Kitchen Planning Guidelines with Access Standards 415

Glossary 455

Resources 465

Index 469