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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Bathrooms, Updated 4th by Editors of Cool Springs Press

By Editors of Cool Springs Press

From concept to layout recommendation with crystal-clear how-to directions, BLACK + DECKER whole advisor to bogs is the one publication you want to in attaining the lavatory of your dreams.
This brand-new version of a perennial bestseller from the BLACK + DECKER entire advisor sequence is simply the booklet you would like so that it will increase, replace, or rework your toilet. From an easy freshening of the decor to a down-to-the-studs transform, the entire info you want to layout the activity and do the paintings your self is correct right here. via step by step images and directions, youll see find out how to replace lighting fixtures, air flow, floor, surfaces, cabinetry, bogs, bathtubs, and add-ons. the excellent dealers consultant takes you thru the most very important steps in any home improvement undertaking, and an entire part on rest room layout presents schooling and inspiration.
As an advantage, this re-creation of Black + Decker the whole advisor to bogs contains a bankruptcy explaining find out how to transform or reimagine your rest room to raised meet the wishes of getting older in position, with tasks that comply with common layout criteria. Youll see a start-to-finish demonstration on the right way to change a bath or bath with a curbless bathe stall. to maximise entry, a wall-mounted sink is hung and connected - and also you see each step. substitute a standard rest room sink tap with a hands-free version so that you can activate the water no matter if you cant achieve the entire option to the tap deal with.

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Sinks The variety of sinks available today practically guarantees that you can find a lavatory sink to match your space, budget, and taste. The most significant difference between the major sink types is the manner in which they are installed: wall mounted, pedestal or console, and countertop. Wall-mounted sinks hang directly from the wall, taking up little space and offering easy access to plumbing hookups. Basic wall-mounted sinks are good options for utility bathrooms or half baths, where exposed plumbing and lack of storage space are not serious drawbacks.

Some demand extensive upkeep of pumps, timers, and controls, and many roomy models require an extra large water heater. A jetted tub can be installed by a skilled homeowner familiar with the basic techniques of carpentry, plumbing, and tile setting. Some are small enough to fit in the alcove used for standard bathtubs, though most models require the construction of a surrounding deck or platform. A tub platform can be tucked into a corner or even an alcove. If you add tile or another moisture-resistant wallcovering on the corner walls, you may consider adding a hand-held shower near the corner.

Volcanic rock is a relatively new material, but one that comes in a range of bold and subtle colors and appearances, and is amazingly durable. Before you select a sink made of an unusual material, consider the shipping time, installation procedures, maintenance, and cost. Self-rimming sinks (also called drop-ins) fit into a cutout in a countertop and usually are secured with mounting clips from below. Undermount sinks have a very contemporary appearance and offer some clean-up advantages, but they can only be installed in countertops that have a contiguous waterproof composition (such as solid surface or poured concrete).

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