Jennifer Gilmer of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath has published her first kitchen design book, The Kitchen Bible, with Images Publishing in Australia. The book aims to be a resource for first-time renovators and veteran remodelers alike and takes the mystery out of working with a kitchen designer.
Written with co-authors Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane, the book explains how a skilled designer can reimagine a kitchen space and transform its shortcomings into assets. As one of Gilmer’s clients commented, “She showed us space we didn’t know we had.”
The first chapters lead readers through the planning process, from choosing a kitchen designer, to understanding the phases of design, and suggests pertinent questions for homeowners to ask various professionals before starting a new project.
Subsequent chapters explore popular topics like energy efficiency, accessible design, new product innovations and transition into a collection of “Great Kitchens to Inspire,” subdivided into categories such as “Long and Sometimes Narrow” and “Multitasking Magicians.”
“The process of creating this book has been a very rewarding and interesting addition to my career,” said Gilmer. “It is the culmination of many thousands of hours spent drawing and designing kitchens for over 1,000 wonderful clients. It’s so satisfying to be able share these with so many people.”