The kitchen is generally regarded as the most important room in the home and is usually the first room house buyers look at. It is also where people spend the most time, evolving from just being somewhere to cook into the place where families meet, work and entertain. Installation accounts for about 20% of the cost of an average kitchen and in an attempt to keep costs down, 10% of all kitchens are fitted by the customers themselves. Written in a clear, engaging style, with colour step-by-step photos throughout, the Kitchen Upgrade Manual focuses on the accessible styles of kitchens you find in a DIY store. It is aimed at the DIY enthusiast, showing them ideas and planning considerations, but focussing on the actual work involved.