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Beyond the comprehensive information provided on this site, we are pleased to offer you a number of additional resources to assist with the successful undertaking of your kitchen remodeling or design project. From books to expert advice to referrals to 3D design to specialty glass to cookware, we have collected it all in one easy place for your reference. The resources offered here have been carefully sourced from what is available online in order to bring your the absolute best of the best. 

B o o k s

Kitchens Made Simple
by Martin Stewart


This 105-page book is the ultimate guide to kitchen remodeling and design. Comprehensive, insightful, up-to-the-minute, and well-written, it provides critical information on such key topics as kitchen styles and layouts, cabinets and countertops, floors and backsplashes, sinks and appliances, windows and lighting, and furniture and fixtures. For each topic, the advantages and disadvantages of different materials, designs, finishes, and textures are explored in detail and linked back to overall decorating themes. In addition, detailed cost breakdowns and advice on selecting the best service professionals are provided. A terrific all-around resource.

DOWNLOAD NOW for 99 CENTS or go to Amazon Kindle page or go to Barnes & Noble Nook page
Kitchen Smart: Cabinets
by Martin Stewart


The Kitchen Smart books are among the most up-to-date and well-researched series available that deal with kitchen remodeling and design issues. With more than half of a typical kitchen budget devoted to cabinets, this is a critical design component. Correspondingly, this 95-page book is incredibly thorough, exploring every topic of importance, from different cabinet materials, to various door styles, to finish possibilities, to the trade-offs between RTA, stock, semi-custom, and custom options, and all things in between. Additionally, a great deal of practical advice is offered regarding ways to maximize convenience, increase storage space, and minimize costs.

DOWNLOAD NOW for 99 CENTS or go to Amazon Kindle page or go to Barnes & Noble Nook page
Kitchen Smart: Countertops
by Martin Stewart


With more than a quarter of a typical kitchen budget devoted to countertops, this is another critical design component that is second only to cabinets. This 75-page book goes into all of the key details pertaining to countertops, from different materials, including stone, wood, metal, concrete, glass, tile, terrazzo, laminate, and solid surface, to various edge profiles, to finishes and sealants, to the trade-offs between natural and man-made options, and all things in between. Additionally, a great deal of practical advice is offered regarding ways to reduce the risk of staining, cut costs, and deal effectively with service professionals.

DOWNLOAD NOW for 99 CENTS or go to Amazon Kindle page or go to Barnes & Noble Nook page

E x p e r t   H e l p


If you are looking to take your kitchen project to the next level, you can now receive direct assistance from one of the experts at Best Kitchen Guide. From helping with the style and layout, to assisting with material and design choices, to working with you on identifying the highest quality and most cost-effective contractors, we can help to transform your kitchen from run-of-the-mill to one-of-a-kind. We can work with virtually any project scope and budget level. To begin the conversation, please send us a message at: expert@bestkitchenguide.com
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S e r v i c e   R e f e r r a l s

CalFinder Remodeling For top-notch local contractors who have been pre-screened and whose last ten projects have been independently inspected and objectively verified, the only referral network worth turning to is CalFinder. They will make sure that you receive free estimates from their hand-picked network of 800 of the best contractors in the U.S. Check them out for absolutely free and with no obligation by either clicking on the picture to the left, or following this link:  Compare bids from kitchen contractors and save!
There are several additional resources available which help you to locate qualified local contractors in your geographical area for a broad variety of kitchen-related projects. Among these, we would suggest that you explore:

www.servicemagic.com     www.qualitysmith.com    www.remodelnet.com    www.angieslist.com


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D e s i g n   &   C o n s t r u c t i o n

Kitchen Design Tool Work Online For Homeowners You can probably close your eyes and envision your dream kitchen in your mind's eye. However, communicating this vision, or adjusting it, or even viewing it in its three-dimensional form takes quite a bit more effort. The folks at Plan3D have solved this problem by coming up with an incredibly helpful and easy-to-use tool that lets you rapidly prototype and design your dream kitchen. Check them out by clicking on the picture to the left, or visiting: www.Plan3D.com

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One of the most interesting and innovative options for a kitchen backsplash or countertop is pebble tile, which offers an absolutely unique appearance. Take a look at the offerings from Strata Stones to see the many interesting looks of pebble tile, its easy installation process, and its application for kitchen areas. Check them out by clicking on the picture to the left, or visiting: Pebble Tile

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PlumberSurplus.com Kitchen Faucets An expense that often catches homeowners off guard is the one associated with sinks and faucets. Quality units can be surprisingly expensive and buying at retail stores and home improvement centers will almost always result in a higher price for a lower quality product. In addition, if you are looking for a particular size, shape, or feature set, it can be difficult to locate precisely what you need. For this reason, we would like to bring your attention to Plumber Surplus, which provides a lot of high quality kitchen sinks and faucets, along with other plumbing supplies, for incredibly competitive prices and, if you follow the link below, will ship them to you free of charge. Check them out by clicking on the picture to the left, or visiting: Free Shipping at PlumberSurplus.com 

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C o o k w a r e

For the best selection, lowest prices, and quickest shipping, cooks in the know go to Cooking.com. From bakeware to cookware to small appliances to cutlery to storage to up-to-the-minute information, advice, and tricks of the trade, there is no better site. Take a look for yourself by either clicking on the picture to the left, or following this link: Cooking.com's Biggest Savings

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www.FlirtyAprons.com Ever get a stain on your favorite blouse and wish you were wearing an apron? How about wishing that the apron you do have had a bit more spice, and not the kind you drop on it by accident? Just because you are cooking is no reason not to look your best. You can find fantastic aprons, from elegant to functional to playful to downright sexy at the fantastic Flirty Aprons online store. To check it out, you can click on the picture to the left, or simply follow this link: FlirtyAprons.com

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