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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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Readers will be inspired by this series of visual ideas for some of the most-used rooms in the house. Each book is rich with beautiful color photographs, practical sidebars -- and designs of all kinds that will appeal to a wide range of tastes and budgets.

The Bathroom Idea Book offers practical and useful advice on all aspects of remodeling and design, including fixtures, lighting, flooring, ventilation, finishes, and counter materials. The book includes floor plans and nearly 400 color photos.

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

Similar to Joanne Kellar Bouknight's The Kitchen Idea Book (LJ 1/99), Wormer's new work comprehensively covers bathroom design, from the planning stages to choosing cabinets, countertops, fixtures, flooring, and light. For each choice, he sites advantage and disadvantage of each. What makes this book especially useful are the numerous photographs illustrating how all these materials have been used in actual bathrooms. This book will be well suited for public libraries and interior design collections. (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