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Decisions you make about your kitchen depend upon your current and future needs, your lifestytle, your interests and the structural limitations of the house. A well-designed kitchen should be functional and aesthetically pleasing. It should harmonize with other areas of the house for a consistent appearance. The materials and furnishings you choose affect the appearance, character, and functionality of the kitchen. In addition, kitchen design can have a major impact on the energy system of the whole house.

This publication provides information to help you make those decisions as you build or remodel your kitchen.