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Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Publisher Comments:

We're a nation of countless bathrooms that are on the brink of being torn apart, redesigned, and remodeled. Bathrooms are big! They've gone from being a convenience to a luxury. Welcome to Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies, where you'll discover how to transform your bathroom from blah to beautiful and inefficient to well-designed.

Remodeling a bathroom is a challenge – it's action-oriented and requires extra energy and stamina. But you, undoubtedly, realize it's a challenge you want to take on. This guide can help if you

  • Want to make your home more livable and enjoyable by updating, expanding, or improving the bathroom
  • Want to find out how to begin the process of appraising your present bathroom so you can improve it
  • Don't want to be pressured into selecting materials and fixtures because you want to see everything that's available and know all your options
  • Want to know what's involved in demolishing the walls and removing the fixtures and cabinets, and how to install new ones
  • Want to decide if you should hire help or do the work yourself

Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies is organized to provide lots of useful information that is easily accessible. You'll uncover tips about:

  • Making the most of space in your bathroom
  • Taking control and planning the project
  • Finding fabulous fixtures, vanities, and faucets
  • Decorating the walls, windows, and more
  • Creating storage space

You maybe be asking yourself, "Can I remodel my bathroom without spending every penny I have, destroying the harmony of my house, and breaking the spirit of everyone involved?" The answer is yes. Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies can help.

Synopsis:

The average “ return” in terms of dollar value at the time of sale ranges from a low 42 0.000000or the addition of a swimming pool to a high 109 0.000000or a quality bathroom renovation. ("Home Repairs & Etc., realtormagonline/realtor.org, May 2002)

Synopsis:

Investing in the home's bathroom makes good economic sense. This guide contains projects for any bathroom size, style and budget. This practical resource covers all aspects, including plumbing and electrical to selecting and installing tiles, faucets, showers, tubs, sinks and cabinets.

Synopsis:

The For Dummies( series tackles one of the most important rooms in the house--the bathroom. This handbook shows the how, why, and what of plumbing, accessories, and decorating. Illustrations.

Synopsis:

Install lights, cabinets, even a tub

Create the ideal bathroom or find the right contractor to do it for you!

Ready to remodel your bathroom? This practical, unintimidating book gives you all the tools you need to plan, prep, and polish your room. You’ll find projects for any bathroom size, style, and budget, with easy-to-follow guidance in everything from plumbing and electrical to selecting and installing tiles, faucets, showers, tubs, sinks, and more.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

About the Author

Gene and Katie Hamilton are veteran do-it-yourself writers and two of the most well-known figures in the home improvement industry. They have appeared on the Today show, Dateline, and CNN.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Bathroom Spaces: Ahhh, the Possibilities.

Chapter 1: Reinventing Your Bathroom with a Splash.

Chapter 2: Designing the Bathroom That’s Right for You.

Chapter 3: Warning: Bathroom Work Zone Ahead.

Chapter 4: Tooling Around.

Chapter 5: Selecting Surface Materials 101.

Part II: Taking Control: Planning the Project.

Chapter 6: Establishing a Budget, Finding the $.

Chapter 7: Doing It Yourself or Hiring a Pro.

Chapter 8: Behind the Scenes of Your Bathroom.

Part III: Fabulous Fixtures, Vanities, and Faucets.

Chapter 9: Go Flush! Selecting and Installing a Toilet.

Chapter 10: Rub a Dub Dub! All About Tubs.

Chapter 11: Showered with Possibilities.

Chapter 12: Bowled Over: Basins, Cabinets, Countertops, and Faucets.

Part IV: Winning Ways with Walls, Windows, and More.

Chapter 13: Walls and Ceilings Finished to Perfection.

Chapter 14: Floored by the Choices.

Chapter 15: Getting Creative with Doors and Windows

Chapter 16: Let There Be Light!

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Increase Storage Space in a Bathroom.

Chapter 18: Ten Easy Bathroom Decorating Ideas.

Chapter 19: Ten Great Remodeling Web Sites.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764525520
Author:
Hamilton, Katie
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Hamilton, Gene
Location:
Hoboken,NJ
Subject:
General
Subject:
Remodeling
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - Bathrooms
Subject:
Bathrooms
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation
Subject:
Bathrooms -- Remodeling.
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling
Subject:
Home Improvement
Subject:
Home Construction-Remodeling Specification
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Series Volume:
GTR-581
Publication Date:
20110308
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
8.73x7.96x.79 in. 1.26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The average “ return” in terms of dollar value at the time of sale ranges from a low 42 0.000000or the addition of a swimming pool to a high 109 0.000000or a quality bathroom renovation. ("Home Repairs & Etc., realtormagonline/realtor.org, May 2002)
"Synopsis" by , Investing in the home's bathroom makes good economic sense. This guide contains projects for any bathroom size, style and budget. This practical resource covers all aspects, including plumbing and electrical to selecting and installing tiles, faucets, showers, tubs, sinks and cabinets.
"Synopsis" by , The For Dummies( series tackles one of the most important rooms in the house--the bathroom. This handbook shows the how, why, and what of plumbing, accessories, and decorating. Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Install lights, cabinets, even a tub

Create the ideal bathroom or find the right contractor to do it for you!

Ready to remodel your bathroom? This practical, unintimidating book gives you all the tools you need to plan, prep, and polish your room. You’ll find projects for any bathroom size, style, and budget, with easy-to-follow guidance in everything from plumbing and electrical to selecting and installing tiles, faucets, showers, tubs, sinks, and more.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun
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