The Builder's Book of Bathrooms

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Finally, here is a comprehensive handbook on bathroom design and construction for builders at all levels of experience. Written by experienced remodeler and Fine Homebuilding magazine contributing editor Andrew Wormer, this book gives essential information for every type of bathroom project.

From the simple powder room to the luxurious master bath, The Builder's Book of Bathrooms is a clear, concise guide to every aspect of building, ...

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Overview

Finally, here is a comprehensive handbook on bathroom design and construction for builders at all levels of experience. Written by experienced remodeler and Fine Homebuilding magazine contributing editor Andrew Wormer, this book gives essential information for every type of bathroom project.

From the simple powder room to the luxurious master bath, The Builder's Book of Bathrooms is a clear, concise guide to every aspect of building, renovating, repairing, or improving the bathroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561583348
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Series: For Pros By Pros Series
  • Pages: 215
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Wormer is a contributing editor to "Fine Homebuilding" magazine and the author of "The Builder's Book of Bathrooms" (The Taunton Press) and "The Bathroom Idea Book" (The Taunton Press). An experienced builder and bathroom remodeler, Andrew lives in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 2
Chapter 1 Bathroom Basics 6
A Brief History of the Toilet 8
Beyond the Toilet 12
A New Bathroom Tradition 14
Chapter 2 Planning 16
Bathroom System Planning 17
Bathroom Layout: Finding Room for Everything 26
Planning for an Accessible Bath 30
Chapter 3 Choosing Fixtures and Components 40
Toilets 41
Bidets 47
Sinks 49
Countertops 55
Faucets 56
Chapter 4 Choosing Tubs, Showers, and Specialty Units 62
Bathtubs 63
Whirlpool Tubs 67
Showers 68
Tub/Shower Surrounds 74
Tub and Shower Valves 77
Specialty Units 81
Chapter 5 Choosing Systems 82
Heating 82
Ventilation 92
Lighting 96
Chapter 6 Choosing Finish Materials 102
Floors 103
Walls and Ceilings 111
Primers, Paints, and Wall Coverings 114
Surfacing Materials 117
Chapter 7 Providing Bathroom Storage 122
Vanities and Cabinets 123
Specialty Storage 132
Chapter 8 Framing 136
Floor Joists 137
Wall Framing 139
Holes and Notches 142
Chapter 9 Roughing in Systems 144
Plumbing 144
Electrical 150
Heating 154
Chapter 10 Installing Tubs and Showers 156
Basic Bathtub 157
Whirlpool Tub 158
Combination Plastic Tub/Shower 161
Plastic Shower Stall 162
Prefabricated Shower Receptor 163
Site-Built Showers 164
Site-Built Tile Surrounds 168
Tub and Shower Faucets 172
Chapter 11 Installing Floors, Walls, and Ceilings 174
Floors 175
Walls 179
Ceilings 182
Chapter 12 Installing Fixtures and Components 184
Toilets and Bidets 184
Cabinets, Countertops, and Sinks 188
Faucets 193
Chapter 13 Finishing Up 198
Tub and Shower Glass Doors 198
Walls, Ceilings, and Trimwork 201
The Final Inspection 205
Appendix Nkba Guidelines for Bathroom Planning 206
Resources 209
Index 212
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