Bathrooms, Revised & Updated 2nd Edition: Complete Design Ideas to Modernize Your Bathroom

Bathrooms, Revised & Updated 2nd Edition: Complete Design Ideas to Modernize Your Bathroom

Bathrooms, Revised & Updated 2nd Edition: Complete Design Ideas to Modernize Your Bathroom

Bathrooms, Revised & Updated 2nd Edition: Complete Design Ideas to Modernize Your Bathroom


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Learn to think like a design pro to get the bathroom you've always wanted without making the types of mistakes that cost money or leave you less than thrilled with the result. Bathrooms, Updated Edition explains everything homeowners need to know about budgeting; hiring contractors; designing and working with space; selecting cabinetry and hardware; shopping for fixtures; choosing appropriate countertop, flooring, windows, and other finishing materials; and how to bring all off these elements together cohesively with style. Completely updated with the latest trends, products, and innovative ideas, this new edition offers a smart approach to bathroom design.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580118040
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Series: The Smart Approach to Design
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 650,960
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Consumers recognize Creative Homeowner as their leading and trusted source for the best information, inspiration, and instruction related to the house and home. Creative Homeowner is the preeminent publisher of books on all aspects of decorating and design; home repair and improvement; house plans; gardening and landscaping; and grilling. Creative Homeowner's books stand out from other publications with their complete and easy-to-follow instructions, up-to-date information, and extensive use of color photography. Among its best-selling titles are Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement, Updated Edition; Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Updated Edition; and Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 8th Updated Edition.

David Schiff is an editorial project manager, writer, and editor with extensive experience in home improvement, construction, and woodworking. He has worked as an editor at Creative Homeowner Press, The Readers Digest, and Consumer Reports. David loves to write and he loves to build. For more than 25 years he has been fortunate to combine these two passions by writing and editing books about carpentry, woodworking, and other DIY topics. He has worked as a carpenter and has renovated two of his own homes which he filled with furniture he made himself.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter 1 Thinking Ahead 12

Plan to Save

The Top 10 Planning Points


The Write Stuff

What Else?

Insurance and Permits

Check, Please

Chapter 2 Size Up Your Space 34

Assessing Your Needs


The Top 10 Best Uses of Space

Designing a Master Bath

Planning Shared Space

Partial Baths

The Top 10 Half-Bath Tips

Designed for Kids

Chapter 3 Outfitting Your Bath 64

Today's Fixtures

The Top 10 Fixture Amenities

Soaking in Style

Praiseworthy Showers

Lav Flair

Today's Efficient Toilets

Chapter 4 Surfaces 94

It's a Cover Story

The Top 10 Surface Trends

Stone, Wood, and Tile

Glass and Concrete

Quartz and Synthetics

Chapter 5 Vanities & Storage 122

Practical and Beautiful


Bathroom Furniture

Linens and Things

Chapter 6 Light and Air 146

Natural Light

Artificial Light

Clear the Air

Ventilation Systems

Keeping It Toasty

Chapter 7 Adding Style 176

A Chic Retreat

A Dip into Color

Traditional Looks

Feeling Nostalgic

In a Modern Mood

Asian Influences

Old World Classics

Resource Guide 204

Glossary 210

Index 217

Photo Credits 222

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