If your old kitchen needs some upgrades or improvements and you are considering remodeling it, look to the Newport Beach Public Library for helpful books and other materials. This is a major household project, and you may want to seek out some design ideas and do-it-yourself advice before you go shopping. Books about kitchens may look similar, but they are not all the same.
Some books focus on design ideas, some on before-and-after kitchen makeovers, and some get into the real technical how-to aspect, and some focus on organization. There's so much to consider, such as overall style; cabinets, countertops, sinks, appliances (big and small), floors, and storage. The following books are all full of color photographs to help inspire you:
"Kitchens: A Sunset Design Guide" by Karen Templer and the editors of Sunset Books is a great book for browsing for ideas, probably one of the best to start with as it illustrates such a wide range of options. Packed with all sorts of kitchen styles, colors, materials and layouts, plus it comes with a DVD.