Book Review: 100 Best Kitchens & Dining Rooms

April 16, 2012

The 100 Best Kitchens & Dining Rooms

This new book from Beta-Plus is a nice collection of design ideas, but definitely more of the coffee table variety than for the pro.

That said, it could definitely be a source of inspiration for you or your clients. There's a nice mix of contemporary and traditional designs, but to be clear this is a book of European homes. Not surprising, as it is from a European publisher, although the book is being marketed here in the U.S.

Finally, would have been nice to have some sort of indication on how the homes were selected. Doesn't seem to be any sort of criteria -- not that they're not very nice projects, but there are plenty of very nice projects out there. What makes these the very best?

Jonathan Sweet is the editor in chief of Professional Remodeler, an award-winning trade publication for remodelers and home improvement contractors. He started his career covering homes and small businesses at a daily newspaper and has spent more than a decade writing for several construction trade publications including Qualified Remodeler, Construction Pro and Concrete Contractor+Jonathan Sweet


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