Bathroom Ideas That Work: Creative Design Solutions for Your Home

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From the publisher of the bestselling Idea Books comes a new design sourcebook series that moves beyond inspiration and provides the essential information homeowners need to make smart choices for remodeling.
Today's bathroom is more than just the most practical room in the house. It can be a place to retreat and relax, a place to multitask, and a place to show off. Add to that the fact that the return on investment for a bathroom remodel can be as high as 90% and it's no wonder...

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Overview

From the publisher of the bestselling Idea Books comes a new design sourcebook series that moves beyond inspiration and provides the essential information homeowners need to make smart choices for remodeling.
Today's bathroom is more than just the most practical room in the house. It can be a place to retreat and relax, a place to multitask, and a place to show off. Add to that the fact that the return on investment for a bathroom remodel can be as high as 90% and it's no wonder homeowners are indulging themselves in the latest styles and designs to create the ultimate bathroom.
In Bathroom Ideas that Work, Scott Gibson provides design advice for bathrooms and budgets from small to large, from powder rooms to kids' bathroom to adult retreat. Throughout the book he provides design options for all components found in each of these types of bathrooms as well as how to successfully combine those components to create a great room. A wide range of styles, materials, and layouts are featured in hundreds of photos that provide fresh ideas for everything from the floor material to the wall color, lighting to heating, and fixtures to window treatments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561588367
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/2007
  • Series: Taunton's Ideas That Work Series
  • Pages: 218
  • Sales rank: 970,811
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

SCOTT GIBSON writes for a number of publications, including Fine Homebuilding. He is the author of Bathroom Ideas that Work and The Workshop and co-author of Green from the Ground Up, Toward a Zero Energy Home, and Blanket Chests. He lives in Maine

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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Planning Your Bathroom     6
Combining Design with Practicality     10
Exploring Materials and Finishes     14
Putting It All Together: A Seamless Blend of Shapes, Color, and Texture     15
A Bathroom for Every Purpose     16
Layouts That Work     18
Putting It All Together: Planning on Paper     23
Putting It All Together: Moving a Bath     26
Creating a Layout     28
Putting It All Together: Up and Out     30
The Essentials: Hiring the Experts     34
Budget and Timing     36
Fixtures     38
Sinks     40
The Essentials: Bathroom Sinks     42
Putting It All Together: Casting Concrete Counters     49
Countertops     56
The Essentials: Countertop Materials     58
Faucets     62
Toilets     66
The Essentials: Toilets     69
Tubs and Showers     70
Soaking options     72
The Essentials: Bathtubs     76
Putting It All Together: Building a Custom Tub     84
Showers     88
Putting It All Together: Same Room, More Space     92
Putting It All Together: New Bath in a Foursquare     102
Floors, Walls, and Ceilings     104
Floors     108
The Essentials: Flooring     108
Putting It All Together: New Tile Saves an Old Bathroom     112
Walls and Ceilings     122
The Essentials: Covering Walls and Ceilings     124
Putting It All Together: Creating a Period Look in a New Bathroom     134
Lighting     136
The Essentials: Light Bulbs     141
Ambient Lighting     142
Task Lighting     144
Putting It All Together: Adding Light with Privacy in Mind     146
Accent Lighting     148
Heating and Cooling     152
Putting It All Together: Keeping Water in Its Place     156
Don't Skip the Fan     158
The Essentials: Bathroom Fans     159
Timers and Sensors     160
The Essentials: Timers and Switches     160
Heat Sources     162
The Essentials: Heaters     164
Storage     166
Putting It All Together: Cabinets That Unify a Room     171
Cabinetry     172
The Essentials: Cabinet Types     177
Putting It All Together: Rejuvenated Bath     182
Free-Standing Furniture     186
Open Storage     188
Putting It All Together: A Contemporary Blend     192
Finishing Touches     194
Paint     198
Putting It All Together: Paint That Tricks the Eye     199
The Essentials: Paint     200
Putting It All Together: The Power of Color     202
Wallpaper     204
Window Coverings     207
Details     208
Putting It All Together: Subtle Detailing     210
Resources     212
Credits     213
Index     214
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