are one of the most popular-and
expensive- home remodeling projects.
Because of the expense, do-it-yourselfers
can enjoy enormous savings over the cost
of having the work done by contractors.
In addition to the quality-of-life
benefits offered by a new or remodeled
bathroom, a new bath can add substantial
equity to the value of a home-in some
instances, the entire expense is offset
by increased home value. A bathroom is
one of the few remodeling projects for
which this is true.
The Complete Guide to Bathrooms
is the only book homeowners will ever
need on this important subject. It
includes virtually every type of bathroom
remodeling project, from the most
cosmetic dress-up to the most complete
This comprehensive guide includes an
impressive idea section to open readers'
eyes to options. In addition to basic
fixture replacement information, the book
includes extended how-to information on
creating a new master bathroom, basement
bath, or half bath, from rough plumbing
in exposed framing through final fixture
connections. It also teaches how to
install ceramic floor tile, install an
adjustable slide-bar shower head, and
create a glass-block divider wall.
Finally, a section on Universal Design
shows how to adapt a bathroom for someone
with mobility limitations-an elderly
family member, for example, or one with a