An inspirational guide to stylish kitchens this beautifully illustrated book gives you inspirational ideas on how to create your own affordable, super-stylish kitchen, which will become the heart of your home. Nowadays, kitchens serve as the hub of the house and family life, where everyone gathers to talk and to share food, friendship and love.the kitchen of your dreams isn't always the instant model found in an upmarket designer catalogue; it's often the result of a creative journey, touched by the familiar objects, colours, materials and textures you love and which make you feel happy. the high-quality photography reflects the personality of each featured kitchen, the owner's lifestyle and the style of cooking. my cool kitchen features approximately 30 kitchens in many shapes and sizes. these range from a tiny Parisian kitchen that turns out gourmet dinners, to a London converted flat that is transformed into a weekly supper club and an original 1970s kitchen still in use today. Chapter breakdown: First homes: Student flats, customised existing kitchens. tiny kitchens: Parisian kitchen, New York, boat/galley style, social housing. Architectural: Designed and considered spaces, and kitchens in architecturally important buildings. Free form kitchens: truly individual spaces, taking references from a wide range of sources. Retro/vintage: Genuine vintage kitchens that are still in use, and re-created kitchens using vintage styling. Eco-recycled: Customised and second-life kitchens, using reclaimed or eco materials. Simple spaces: Just that kitchens that have a pared-down considered elegance.