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Decorating Den Interiors designers featured in new book:
“The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space”

Easton, Md.— Kitchen makeovers by three Decorating Den Interiors designers are featured in “The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space,” a new book by Barbara Ballinger, Margaret Crane and Jennifer Gilmer.

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Sandy Kozar, of Maryville, Tenn., designed a kitchen that opens to a dining room with a big island for entertaining, casual eating and cleaning up. The space includes several unique built-ins: a coffee center along with an adjacent refrigerator/freezer.

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Linda McCall, of Lake Tahoe, Nev., chose to create a fashionable mountain retreat look in her featured kitchen. Texture abounds in this fabulous space: quartzite for the floor; native granite for the walls, leathered granite for the island, and polished granite for the perimeter counter-tops, all offset by warm wood on cabinets and beams.

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Judy Underwood, of Bonita Springs, Fla., used multiple colors of glass tile on back-splashes and in crushed glass set in epoxy for counter-tops, plus black painted wood cabinets to fashion a bold contemporary vibe in a condo set a amid a golf course.

The new book shows how kitchens “have been transformed from a purely utilitarian workspace to a culinary-family-friends’ mecca where everyone congregates. While kitchens in condos and small houses may still be limited in square footage, even a tiny galley-style space is often now open to living and dining areas in loft-style arrangement for better camaraderie and conversation.”

It presents a step-by-step guide to creating your ideal kitchen, is richly-illustrated with inspiring kitchen layouts of 13 types of kitchens.

Decorating Den Interiors, founded in 1969, is North America’s largest home furnishings and interior design franchise company. Its design professionals represent more than 85 suppliers offering  their customers furniture, case goods, accessories, lighting, floor and wall coverings, draperies and other hard and soft window treatments. They take samples directly to the client’s home or office, provide complimentary design services, and personally see projects through to completion. Their extensive choices enable them work within a wide range of budgets and lifestyles

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