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Title:
Bathroom remodeling for dummies
Author:
Hamilton, Gene.
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xx, 336 pages : illustrations, 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780764525520
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Book

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Summary

Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies contains projects for any bathroom size, style and budget.?This ultimate resource for homeowners covers all aspects, including plumbing and electrical to selecting and installing tiles, faucets, showers, tubs, sinks, cabinets and more.?Readers will determine the right decision and game plan, whether it?s a family bathroom, one shared by teens or small children, or a master bath meant for two.?From handling an awkward shaped space, planning for recessed cabinets, to installing fixtures, lights or even a soothing Jacuzzi tub, this practical and easy to follow guide will have readers doing it themselves in no time.


Author Notes

Gene and Katie Hamilton are veteran do-it-yourself writers and well-known figures in the home improvement industry. They have appeared on the Today show, Dateline, and CNN


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
About This Bookp. 2
Conventions Used in This Bookp. 3
Foolish Assumptionsp. 3
How This Book Is Organizedp. 3
Icons Used in This Bookp. 5
Part I Bathroom Spaces: Ahhh, the Possibilitiesp. 7
Chapter 1 Reinventing Your Bathroom with a Splashp. 9
Everybody's Doing It in the Bathroomp. 10
Receiving Your Just Rewardp. 10
Planning the Perfect Bathroomp. 11
Getting Startedp. 14
Chapter 2 Designing the Bathroom That's Right for Youp. 15
Bathrooms for All Seasons and Reasonsp. 16
Gaining Easy Accesses: Universal Designp. 20
Reviewing NKBA Planning Guidelinesp. 22
Planning Your New Bathroomp. 26
Chapter 3 Warning: Bathroom Work Zone Aheadp. 33
Walking Through the Stages of a Typical Bathroom Remodeling Projectp. 34
Bracing Yourself for the Destructionp. 38
Beating the Clock: A Timeline of What to Expectp. 41
Chapter 4 Tooling Aroundp. 43
Peeking Inside the Well-Stocked Toolboxp. 43
Visiting Your Friendly Rental Centerp. 51
Chapter 5 Selecting Surface Materials 101p. 55
Shopping Till You Dropp. 55
Discovering the Many Faces of Wallboardp. 59
Wrapping Your Room in Wallcoveringsp. 61
Tapping the Power of Panelingp. 63
Opening up Spaces with Glass Blockp. 66
Introducing Glass's Second Cousin, Acrylicp. 66
Tooling Around with Ceramic Tilep. 67
Considering the Solid Characteristics of Solid Surfacesp. 68
Floor Surfaces and Underlaymentp. 70
Vinyl Flooringp. 71
Laminate Flooringp. 72
Corkp. 73
Part II Taking Control: Planning the Projectp. 75
Chapter 6 Establishing a Budget, Finding the $p. 77
Adding Up the Costsp. 77
Deciding If It's Worth Itp. 80
Creating a Budgetp. 81
Exploring Some Financing Optionsp. 84
Completing Your Project in Stagesp. 87
Chapter 7 Doing It Yourself or Hiring a Prop. 89
Figuring Out What You Can Do Yourselfp. 90
Acting as Your Own Contractorp. 90
Sharing the Workload with the Prosp. 91
Kicking Back While the Pros Do the Workp. 92
Recognizing a Good Contractp. 99
Making It Legal: Remembering Building Codesp. 101
Discovering Some Coping and Scheduling Strategiesp. 103
Chapter 8 Behind the Scenes of Your Bathroomp. 105
Going with the Flowp. 105
Making Pipe Connections that Matter Mostp. 110
Plugging in the Powerp. 114
Banishing Those Nasty Odors with Ventilationp. 121
Part III Fabulous Fixtures, Vanities, and Faucetsp. 125
Chapter 9 Go Flush! Selecting and Installing a Toiletp. 127
Taking a Tour of the Toiletsp. 128
Roughing Dimension: Measuring Your Optionsp. 131
Dethroning the Thronep. 133
Preparing the Floor for a New Toiletp. 134
Installing a New Toiletp. 135
Bathing in a Bidet: Personal Hygienep. 139
Chapter 10 Rub a Dub Dub! All About Tubsp. 141
Selecting a Bathtubp. 142
Sudsing It Up in Tubs for All Seasonsp. 142
Bidding Good Riddance to an Old Tubp. 143
Putting in a New Tubp. 146
When Removing a Bathtub is Mission Impossible: Two Alternativesp. 153
Your Bathtub's Walls Inside and Outp. 154
Adding a Tub Doorp. 164
Flippin' over Faucetsp. 168
Chapter 11 Showered with Possibilitiesp. 175
Standing Room Only: Selecting a Shower Unitp. 175
Installing a Shower Enclosurep. 177
Installing a Glass Block Systemp. 181
Installing a Shower Doorp. 185
Fixtures and Faucets for a Showerp. 185
Installing Grab Barsp. 190
Chapter 12 Bowled Over: Basins, Cabinets, Countertops, and Faucetsp. 195
Looking at Types and Styles of Basinsp. 195
Picking a Pedestal Sinkp. 196
Installing a Cast-Iron Wall-Hung Sinkp. 202
You're So Vain: Vanity Cabinets and Furniturep. 207
Much Ado about Medicine Cabinetsp. 219
Getting a Handle on Types of Faucets and Controlsp. 222
Part IV Winning Ways with Walls, Windows, and Morep. 229
Chapter 13 Walls and Ceilings Finished to Perfectionp. 231
Taking On Surface Preparationp. 231
Prime-Time Paintingp. 235
Working with Wallpaperp. 243
Adding Beadboard Wainscotingp. 250
Hanging a Laminated Plank Ceilingp. 253
Chapter 14 Floored by the Choicesp. 257
Selecting Your New Flooring Materialp. 257
What Lies Beneath: Checking Out the Subfloorp. 259
Using the Existing Floor as a Basep. 264
Preparing the Subfloorp. 265
Getting Down to Business: Laying Your New Floorp. 271
Chapter 15 Getting Creative with Doors and Windowsp. 283
Using Specialty Doors and Hardwarep. 284
Adding Style and Fresh Air with Windowsp. 289
Chapter 16 Let There Be Light!p. 299
Turning the Spotlight on Different Types of Lightingp. 300
Shining the Light from Abovep. 301
Using Wall Lightingp. 307
Part V The Part of Tensp. 309
Chapter 17 Ten Ways to Increase Storage Space in a Bathroomp. 311
Putting a Corner to Good Use with a Cabinetp. 311
Using Ready-Made Storage Unitsp. 311
Building Cubbyhole Shelvesp. 312
Showing Off Towels Like a Designerp. 312
Getting a Peg Upp. 313
Customizing the Vanity Interiorp. 313
Boosting Hanging Space with a Coat Treep. 313
Going High Tech for Low Pricep. 314
Getting Bulky Stuff Outp. 314
Corralling the Kids' Stuffp. 314
Chapter 18 Ten Easy Bathroom Decorating Ideasp. 315
Making a Small Bathroom Feel Largerp. 315
Using Color in Things You Can Changep. 316
Adding Old-Fashioned Charmp. 316
Creating a Custom Wallpaperp. 316
Applying a Decorative Finish to Plain Wallsp. 317
Adding an Etched Glass Window Filmp. 317
Accentuating the Positivep. 317
Showing Off in the Powder Roomp. 318
Taking Cues from the Prosp. 318
Remembering that Less Is Betterp. 318
Chapter 19 Ten Great Remodeling Web Sitesp. 319
National Kitchen & Bath Associationp. 319
Internet Wallpaper Storep. 320
ebuildp. 320
Kohlerp. 320
American Standardp. 320
GELighting.comp. 321
Baldwin Hardwarep. 321
Dutch Boyp. 321
Armstrongp. 322
The Bathroom Diariesp. 322
Indexp. 323

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