This Old House
Bathrooms : A Guide to Design and RenovationBook - 1993
Have you finally decided to build that luxury bathroom, complete with sauna or whirlpool? Or do you face the more practical problem of too many people vying for the same shower in your household? Whether one is contemplating a simple cosmetic makeover or gutting the old room and starting from scratch, bathroom renovation has become one of the homeowner's top priorities. Millions of people rely upon the expertise of "This Old House", public television's most popular series, for inspiration and commonsense advice on home improvement and building projects. Now "This Old House" host Steve Thomas takes you through the step-by-step processes of design, renovation, and addition of different types of bathrooms. In these pages, he and the "This Old House" team - master carpenter Norm Abram and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey - provide you with a variety of solutions that fit your lifestyle, house, and budget. You'll learn how to create a lavish master suite, or how to squeeze a powder room into the tiny space beneath a stairway; you will discover how to build a "barrier-free" bath for the special needs of an elderly parent or disabled guest, what "kid-friendly" features to incorporate into a family bathroom, or how to design and equip a fully functioning exercise facility, complete with steam bath and shower. In addition, This Old House Bathrooms provides all the information you need to establish a budget and determine space constraints; design a layout that suits your needs; hire and work with contractors and tradespeople; choose the perfect plumbing fixtures, floors, and special accessories for each type of bathroom; and engineer state-of-the-art heating, lighting, andventilation systems. This book not only answers your most basic questions, but will spark your imagination and creativity. With detailed diagrams and 200 photographs of all types of bathrooms, This Old House Bathrooms is a practical r
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©1993
Branch Call Number: 643.52 T367
Characteristics: xviii, 270 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm