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New Bathroom Idea Book

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The bathroom today is getting more attention than ever from homeowners as they realize its value as a personal retreat and resale enhancer. Gone are the days of garish tile and fuzzy toilet seat covers. Now bathrooms are as much about taste and style as the rest of the house. Homeowners want their bathrooms to be both beautiful and functional, and manufacturers have responded with many more choices in materials and fixtures. This book covers them all, with ideas for tiny half-baths, medium-size his-and-hers, and ...
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Overview

The bathroom today is getting more attention than ever from homeowners as they realize its value as a personal retreat and resale enhancer. Gone are the days of garish tile and fuzzy toilet seat covers. Now bathrooms are as much about taste and style as the rest of the house. Homeowners want their bathrooms to be both beautiful and functional, and manufacturers have responded with many more choices in materials and fixtures. This book covers them all, with ideas for tiny half-baths, medium-size his-and-hers, and large luxurious home spas. Specifics on ventilation, waterproofing, faucets, showers, tubs, and more give readers the knowledge they need to create the bathroom they've always wanted. The New Bathroom Idea Book gives homeowners hundreds of ideas about how to make one of the most necessary rooms in the house one of the most beautiful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616800857
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/4/2005
  • Series: Taunton Home Idea Books Series
  • Pages: 171
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (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 Designing a Great Bathroom 4
Defining the Bath 6
Bathroom Planning 22
Chapter 2 Finishing the Bath in Style 34
Selecting a Style 36
Natural Finish Materials 46
Synthetic Materials 58
Chapter 3 Bathtubs and Showers 68
Bathing Spaces 70
Showers 82
Faucets and Sprays 96
Chapter 4 Toilets and Sinks 102
Toilets and Bidets 104
Sinks 114
Faucets 124
Chapter 5 Storage Solutions 130
Cabinetry 132
Shelving 148
Chapter 6 Lighting, Heating, and Ventilation 152
A Look at Lighting 154
Climate Control 164
Resources 168
Credits 169
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