Black and Decker The Complete Guide to Bathrooms Updated 6th Edition

Beautiful Upgrades and Hardworking Improvements You Can Do Yourself

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Pub Date 07 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 16 Feb 2023

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BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Bathrooms brings you design advice, how-to instructions, and all the facts you need to achieve the bathroom of your dreams.

This sixth edition of the perennial bestseller from the BLACK+DECKER Complete Guide series covers all the bases when it comes to bathroom remodeling. From freshening up decor to a down-to-the-studs remodel, all of the information you need to design the job and do the work yourself is right here. This new edition also features smart home projects, from advanced toilets and add-on bidets to freestanding tubs, dimmable lights, and touchless faucets.

Through step-by-step photography and instructions, you’ll see how to update lighting, ventilation, flooring, surfaces, cabinetry, toilets, bathtubs, and accessories. This comprehensive buyer’s guide takes you through one of the most important steps in any remodeling project, and a complete and up-to-the minute section on bathroom design provides education and inspiration.

It also includes information explaining how to remodel or re-imagine your bathroom to better meet the needs of aging in place, with projects that conform to Universal Design Standards:

  • You’ll see a start-to-finish demonstration on how to replace a shower or tub with a curbless shower stall.
  • To maximize access, a wall-mounted sink is hung and hooked up—and you see every step.
  • Replace a traditional bathroom sink faucet with a hands-free model so you can turn on the water even if you can’t reach all the way to the faucet handle.
  • Add a frameless glass shower surround and learn how to install and plumb a vanity cabinet and sink basin.

The list of projects is long and the information, vetted by the experts at BLACK+DECKER, is complete and current.

BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Bathrooms brings you design advice, how-to instructions, and all the facts you need to achieve the bathroom of your dreams.

This sixth edition of the perennial...

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Black and Decker's Complete Guide to Bathrooms (6th Edition) by Chris Peterson is so full of great ideas and resources. I love the Measurement Conversions and the Nail lengths at the back of the book. The book also includes several manufacturer resources.

I purchased a home in 2020 that was built in 2006 with no upgrades. So I wanted to read this book to get ideas for improving my home.

Some of the information seems geared more toward professional or serious-minded handy persons or people who want to get down and dirty with remodeling. But the information was still informative and interesting. I would recommend this book. It's a great resource to have on hand and one to refer to often to get information and ideas.

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This is an excellent book with easy-to-follow instructions on how to upgrade your bathroom.

This book covers a huge selection of topics and skills that you need to be aware of before you attempt before getting started.

The first chapter is dedicated to bathroom elements. Here the chapter covers

* Traditional + Jetted Bathtubs, Showers, Sinks, Toilets + Bidets, Cabinets + Vanities, Lighting, Heating + Ventilation, Walls + Ceilings and Flooring.

The next section provides tips on how a homeowner can add details and accents to their bathroom. There’s also information that one needs to know to avoid violating code.

This chapter covers drawing plans, plumbing layouts, removal + demolition with step-by-step instructions, and so on.

Subsequent chapters cover Showers and Bathtubs; types of showers and bathtubs as well as how to install them all accompanied by photos.

The last chapters are dedicated to Sink and Vanities; Toilets; Lighting + Ventilation; Wall + Floor Projects.

There’s also a list of tools and materials listed for each project.

At the end of this book, you’ll find measurement conversions and resources. Highly recommend

Thank you to Chris Peterson, NetGalley and Cool Springs Press for the arc of this book.

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