|Everything you need to know about designing a bathroom like a professional is explained in the Smart Approach to Bath Design. Creative solutions and practical advice about space, the latest in fixtures and fittings, and safety features accompany over 150 photographs. |
Author: Susan Maney
Number of Pages: 176
Size: 9 x 10
$19.95 (US) $25.95 (Canada)
For the homeowner who is remodeling an older bath or adding a new one, THE SMART APPROACH TO BATH DESIGN shows the reader how to think like a designer, make smart decisions concerning the decor and function of the bathroom, and get professional-looking results. The book is written in a friendly, informal style that readers will find enjoyable, as well as informative.
150 color photographs give the reader the opportunity to step into the world of professionally designed bathrooms, featuring a variety of styles from contemporary to traditional to country. Besides motivating a homeowner to make changes, the photographs and accompanying text explain how to create a fabulous new bathroom of his or her own.
Easy-to-follow "Smart Steps" in every chapter take the reader through the entire design process in an organized, time-saving, and non-technical fashion. "Smart Tip" boxes throughout offer quick pointers and bits of "insider" advice.
This is a must-read for anyone considering a bathroom makeover because it covers every aspect of the design process and provides homeowners with all the options that are available to them in terms of products, materials, and technology. The reader will also find great advice for working with contractors, financing, shopping smartly, making the new bathroom safe, creating a customized layout and light design, and pulling together a professional-looking decorating scheme
THE SMART APPROACH TO BATH DESIGN leads homeowners through the steps of designing and decorating a bathroom in an organized, professional manner. The book begins by acquainting readers with the practical considerations of remodeling or adding a bathroom, such as contracts, insurance, permits, and financing, in language that is easy to understand, then moves on to the creative aspects of designing a layout, creating a light plan, selecting fixtures, fittings, and other products and materials, then pulling together a cohesive decorating scheme. A timeline at the end of the book gives the homeowner a quick visual reference for gauging the sequence of events involved in a bath project and approximately how long it takes from start to finish.
AUTHOR BIO: Susan Maney is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and the Editor-in-Chief of The Master Plan for Home Remodeling. In addition, she continues to write on the topics of home design and remodeling for numerous national consumer publications. She has been a guest on many radio shows, offering advice on home-improvement topics.