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The bathroom idea book
Wormer, Andrew.
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Publication Information:
Newton, CT : Taunton Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
169 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
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TH4816 .W67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
TH4816 .W67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TH4816 .W67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TH4816 .W67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The latest design ideas and must-have amenities for the bath. Whether you're updating a half-bath or designing an all-new spa, Sandra Soria's newly updated Bathroom Idea Book is your guide to planning well and choosing wisely.

Solve design challenges the way the experts do! This photo-packed Idea Book features upgrades, remodels, and renovations for closet-size to master-suite baths, all of them for real-life situations. Innovative thinking and clever solutions solve almost any challenge you can imagine:

using the existing footprint more effectively creating more storage with built-ins and shelving budget-wise upgrades for a sleeker, more modern look total renovations that take into consideration aging owners custom construction that takes advantage of the latest advances

A highly visual way to brainstorm ideas. Builders, designers, and homeowners will find a wealth of ideas in Bathroom Idea Book along with 350 gorgeous photographs, 15 illustrations, and information on: cabinets, countertops, fixtures, flooring, tile, faucets, sinks, and tubs. Like all books in this series, this Idea Book encourages creative thinking that can achieve goals without breaking the bank.

Know what's available ... and make smart choices. With before-and-after case studies, information on advances in heating and water conservation, and budget-friendly strategies, Bathroom Idea Book helps you plan wisely. That way you won't have to throw in the towel before your project is complete!

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This is really a wish book, but with the difference that carpenter and author Wormer throws so much textual data into his pages that it almost overwhelms the visual effect--but not quite, fortunately. Although none of the designs are outreor outlandish, bathrooms here do span styles and periods--from serene Japanese style to clawfoot tubs on country bare floors--giving readers an abundance of choices. This decorating anthology acts as both instruction and viewing gallery; we learn about specific materials, fixtures, and features, such as antiscald shower valves and the characteristics of porcelain enamel. The builder's perspective adds great value to an otherwise run-of-the-mill look-see book. Barbara Jacobs

Library Journal Review

Wormer, a remodeler and contributing editor to Fine Homebuilding, explains how to create a bathroom designed specifically with the user in mind--families with kids, working couples, or the physically challenged. Beautifully photographed bathrooms by top designers demonstrate the huge range of possibilities available to remodelers. Materials, fixtures, and storage options are also discussed. (LJ 9/15/99) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 2
Great Bathroom Designsp. 6
Defining the bathp. 8
Family/general-purpose bathsp. 12
Master-bath suitesp. 14
Children's bathsp. 18
Guest baths/powder roomsp. 20
Bathroom planningp. 22
Elements of good designp. 26
Organizing the spacep. 30
Accessibility and safetyp. 32
Finishing the Bath in Stylep. 34
Taking a look at stylep. 36
Period bathsp. 42
Contemporary bathsp. 46
Natural finish materialsp. 50
Tile and stonep. 52
Woodp. 54
Glass and metalp. 56
Other materialsp. 58
Synthetic materialsp. 60
Solid-surface materialsp. 62
Laminatesp. 64
Paint and wallpaperp. 66
Bathtubs and Showersp. 68
Bathing fixturesp. 70
Tubs and whirlpoolsp. 74
Tub/shower combination unitsp. 78
Manufactured showersp. 80
Custom showersp. 82
Faucets and spraysp. 84
Toilets and Sinksp. 90
Toilets and bidetsp. 92
Toilet optionsp. 94
Bidetsp. 100
Sinksp. 102
Vanity-mounted sinksp. 104
Wall-hung sinksp. 106
Freestanding and pedestal sinksp. 108
Faucetsp. 110
Storage Solutionsp. 116
Cabinetryp. 118
Vanity optionsp. 122
Medicine cabinetsp. 128
Other cabinetry and storagep. 130
Shelving and special storagep. 132
Lighting, Heating, and Ventilationp. 138
Looking at lightingp. 140
Natural lightingp. 142
Artificial lightingp. 144
Doing it with mirrorsp. 146
Climate controlp. 148
Beyond the Basic Bathp. 152
Saunas, steamrooms, and spasp. 154
Alternative spacesp. 158
For More Informationp. 164
Creditsp. 166