Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies by Gene Hamilton

By Gene Hamilton

We are a state of numerous bogs which are near to being torn aside, redesigned, and reworked. bogs are large! they have long past from being a comfort to a luxurious. Welcome to Bathroom home improvement For Dummies, the place you will find the right way to rework your rest room from blah to appealing and inefficient to well-designed.

Remodeling a rest room is a challenge – it's action-oriented and calls for additional power and stamina. yet you, certainly, become aware of it is a problem you need to tackle. This advisor will help if you

  • Want to make your place extra livable and stress-free by means of updating, increasing, or enhancing the bathroom
  • Want to determine tips on how to commence the method of appraising your current toilet so that you can enhance it
  • Don't are looking to be burdened into choosing fabrics and furnishings since you are looking to see every thing that is on hand and recognize all of your options
  • Want to grasp what is excited about demolishing the partitions and removal the furniture and cupboards, and the way to put in new ones
  • Want to make a decision if you happen to may still rent support or do the paintings yourself

Bathroom home improvement For Dummies is prepared to supply plenty of precious info that's simply obtainable. you are going to discover guidance about:

  • Making the main of area on your bathroom
  • Taking regulate and making plans the project
  • Finding incredible furniture, vanities, and faucets
  • Decorating the partitions, home windows, and more
  • Creating garage space

You perhaps be asking of yourself, "Can I rework my rest room with no spending each penny i've got, destroying the concord of my condominium, and breaking the spirit of every body involved?" the answer's sure. Bathroom home improvement For Dummies may help.

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An electrician knows the specifications for exhaust vents and GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupters) required in bathrooms. To expand your knowledge of what’s required, ask your local building department and contractors as you interview them. It saves you work in the long run, but hiring a contractor is a job in itself, and a very important one. We offer guidelines for conducting an effective interview in Chapter 7, which also gives advice about drafting a solid contract. Shopping for sinks and so on When you begin shopping for bathroom materials and fixtures, you’ll discover from the get-go that you have way too many choices.

When a master bathroom is for a couple, it’s a luxury version of a shared bathroom. For an individual, it’s a private space with amenities that make it a comfortable sanctuary. Your lifestyle, your budget, and the amount of space you have to work with will determine how luxurious your bathroom can be. Some of the most popular features in today’s master bathrooms include these amenities: Universal design features (see the following section) Toilet in a semiprivate compartment Double vanities with sinks and a mirror Sauna or steam shower or a walk-in shower with double shower heads installed at levels for each user Soaking or whirlpool tub Radiant floor heating (see Chapter 14) Adjacent bedroom and dressing areas that include walk-in closets and full-length mirrors Laundry centers Storage for linens and personal items Clothes hooks Chair or bench Towel warmer Telephone Television Childproofing a bathroom The slippery surfaces and hot water in a bathroom can make it a not-so-safe place for little ones.

For teenagers, privacy is at the top of the list. A shared bathroom that serves both young and old or several children becomes multipurpose and needs functional shared spaces. This type of bathroom is most accommodating when it has partitioned areas for a tub and shower and a toilet compartment for privacy. For school-age kids all leaving the house at the same time in the morning, a large vanity with double sinks eliminates congestion during the morning rush. Materials and fixtures that are easy to clean is a high priority for high-use bathrooms for kids of any age.

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