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Bungalow Bathrooms

by Jane Powell
     
 

Bungalow Bathrooms is a guide to restoring or designing a period-style bathroom in the Arts & Crafts style. It teaches you to go beyond the traditional pedestal sink and claw-foot tub to incorporate some of the most beautiful tile, woodwork, fixtures, and decorative elements available. The book provides a wealth of information about flooring, cabinets, countertops,

Overview

Bungalow Bathrooms is a guide to restoring or designing a period-style bathroom in the Arts & Crafts style. It teaches you to go beyond the traditional pedestal sink and claw-foot tub to incorporate some of the most beautiful tile, woodwork, fixtures, and decorative elements available. The book provides a wealth of information about flooring, cabinets, countertops, fixtures, faucets, and all the other elements that make up one of the most-used rooms in the home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423606734
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Obsessive Restoration (bathtubs)

If the existing vintage tub is in good shape, by all means keep it. Often all tubs need is cleaning. One that is too far gone (because of too many years of abrasive scrubbing or the addition of non-slip decals, which eat into the finish) can be refinished. This is basically paint, so it won't hold up like porcelain. Refinishing is also good for changing the color of an otherwise perfectly good tub. (Maybe it's a really hideous color from the 1950s: the worst color tub I ever saw was one I would describe as "yellowish peasoup green. "On the other hand, you could actually run with that, because it's kind of an Arts and Crafts color, and make it into a really earth-tone Arts and Crafts bathroom. More on this under "Decor".) BOth national franchises and local companies offer this service. Antique white is best for white fixtures, and colors can also be custom-mixed to match colored fixtures or to change colors.

Meet the Author

Jane Powell is an experienced bungalow kitchen restorer and a sought after speaker on the subject. She lives in Oakland, California.

Linda Svendsen, a graduate of Music and Art High School and Parsons School of Design in New York, has been a renowned photographer for more than thirty years. Her work is showcased in numerous magazines and books; she is the author of Bicycle: Around the World.

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