Latest revision features
practical, achievable bathroom improvements and upgrades shown with clear color
step-by-step photos. The book & DVD companion covera all the basics of bathroom design
and remodeling and includes a gallery of inspirational bathrooms. The heart of this guide
are the well-chosen projects featured in full detail. From replacing surfaces and fixtures
to installing plumbing and making easy decorative improvements--save thousands of dollars
by doing the job yourself.
Written by a leading expert in
interior design, Kitchen and Bath Design uses three-dimensional drawings and corresponding
photographs to deliver valuable information that is critical when it comes to planning,
designing, specifying, estimating, building, pricing, or evaluating a kitchen or bathroom.
Fundamental design basics are covered, along with a host of important issues that
designers must consider when conceptualizing these specialized rooms.
Essential Bathrooms presents a
wide range of options for designing and decorating the bathroom in the modern home. How-to
information and inspiring visual examples demonstrate that whatever your requirements, any
bathroom can be transformed into a stylish place to retreat.
Readers will find many excellent
examples of master baths, family baths, powder rooms, and accessible designs. There is
complete coverage of the latest fixtures, including desirable spa amenities such as jetted
tubs and showers, steam devices and saunas, rain bars, and sprayers, plus a full
representation of finishing materials from high-end looks in stone to affordable plastic
Included here are the most
attractive, functional, and cost-effective bathroom designs from around the world, all
approached in a practical and artful manner. These beautiful pages explore the most
attractive and reliable materials, lighting, floor, wall, and window treatments, along
with a wealth of ideas for the shower, toilet, sink, and bathtub.
Includes a gallery of the latest
bathroom products, fixtures, and design trends; a special cost guide with pictures of
good, better, best materials to use; unique sections that demonstrate how to avoid costly
mistakes by checking local building codes and choosing low-maintenance materials; expert
tips from nationally renowned bathroom designers to bring to life elegant, inviting baths.
After an introduction to bathroom
ergonomics and layout, including how to work with what you can't change easily such as
plumbing and windows, Plan Your Bathroom looks at the major choices to be made relating to
baths, showers, hand basins, and toilets. This is followed by chapters devoted to floors
and walls, color, accessories, and gadgets.