Bathrooms: Designs for Living

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MetroBooks, 1997 - House & Home - 176 pages
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From the humblest pint-sized powder room to extravagant spaces equipped with saunas, jacuzzis, and exercise equipment, bathrooms are at the very core of any home. Not just a functional space designed to accommodate tasks associated with hygiene and grooming, today's bathroom is a haven, a respite from a hectic world.

"Bathrooms: Designs for Living" is bursting with ideas for enhancing the beauty and efficiency of every bathroom, in every size, for every budget. Whether you're planning a full-scale remodeling job or just looking for a simple solution to update the look of the room, this volume provides pages upon pages of creative solutions. Inside you will find helpful tips on: decorating with paint and wallpaperchoosing surface materials such as marble, tile, or granite to set a mood in your bathroomfurnishing and accessorizing your spacestorage for baths of every sizelighting techniquesworking with a professional bathroom designerdesigning a child's bathroomadvances in technology, and much more.In the first chapter, you will discover how to make a small bathroom appear larger through tricks of the decorating trade and receive sound advice on keeping clutter to a minimum. The second chapter explores large and luxurious bathrooms and the myriad opportunities a homeowner has for decorating these spaces; for instance, adding furnishings not typical of the bathroom to the furniture plan, and maybe even including the equipment needed for a morning workout. The next three chapters deal with options for decorating with paint, wallpaper, surface materials, fixtures, and accessories.

Nearly two hundred photographs supported by extensive captions feature every kind of bathroom imaginable,from sleek, urban bathrooms to cozy, country-style baths. These brilliant full-color photographs will inspire would-be decorators and do-it-yourselfers to turn their own bathrooms from simply functional spaces into fabulous, beautiful retreats.

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