Bathrooms: Simply Add Water

Author(s): Terence Conran

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Terence Conran presents the full range of options for bathroom design and decoration. As an essentially fitted area, the bathroom must accommodate a number of fixed elements in such a way as to make the best use of available space. A section on planning and layout provides practical guidance for servicing, siting and layout. An extensive design section discusses a wide range of different bathroom approaches and options, from generous 'living' bathrooms to wet rooms, home spas, small bathrooms and outdoor showers and hot tubs, each with a detailed case study that demonstrates a variety of original solutions and provides inspiration for change. Bathrooms includes a comprehensive directory of the options available and includes a compendium of materials and finishes suitable for bathroom application to promote informed choice.Also included are plenty of clever ideas for revamping and updating your existing bathroom. "Bathrooms" will over you inspiration, advice and practical solutions. Getting away from it all begins at home.


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Combines comprehensive planning information with inspiration for design and decoration and the very latest information on bathroom technology. All types and size of bathroom are covered, from 'living room' bathrooms, complete with TV, sound system and fireplace, to compact guest bathrooms slotted into an awkward space. 300 inspirational photographs, practical plans and detailed case studies that demonstrate a variety of original solutions. Terence Conran is the undisputed authority on design and his books, notably The Essential Housebook, are international best sellers

Terence Conran is one of the world's leading designers, furniture-makers, restaurateurs and retailers. He was the founder of the Habitat chain of stores, which brought good, modern design to the high street. In the 1990s, Terence Conran developed an impressive group of companies involved in design, retailing and restaurants. He is Chairman of Conran Holdings, the parent company of the retail and restaurant businesses, and also Chairman of Conran & Partners, his architecture and design practice. There are Conran Shops in London (Fulham Road, Conduit Street, Shad Thames and Marylebone High Street), New York, Paris, Hamburg, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Tokyo and Fukuoka. Terence Conran's books include The Essential House Book, Terence Conran on Design, The Essential Garden Book (co-written with Dan Pearson), Easy Living, Chef's Garden, Terence Conran on Restaurants, Terence Conran on London, Terence Conran on Small Spaces, The Ultimate House Book, Kitchens and Eat London.

INTRODUCTION The introduction takes an historical and cultural look at the evolution of bathrooms and different traditions of bathing, from the Turkish steam bath to the Japanese hot tub, 1: PLANNING & LAYOUT This section contains essential practical information regarding design and layout, ASSESSMENT: what you've got and what you need, SITING THE BATHROOM: from converting a spare bedroom to en suite arrangements and open-plan bedroom/bathrooms, BEGINNERS GUIDE TO PLUMBING: the parameters imposed by servicing arrangements, COMMISSIONING THE WORK, DESIGNING THE LAYOUT, 2: DESIGN APPROACHES Each section is accompanied by a detailed case study, BATHROOM LIVING: generous bathrooms with options for different free and fixed arrangements, including open-plan bedroom/bathrooms, en suite arrangements and bathroom/dressing rooms, plus special features such as TV consoles with demisting screens and electronically controlled music systems, FAMILY BATHROOMS: accommodating the needs of different ages, AWKWARD LAYOUTS: dealing with unusual shapes and sections, SMALL BATHROOMS: making the most of small spaces, including cloakrooms and separate WCs, WET ROOMS: fully waterproofed wet rooms, BATHROOM PODS: self-contained structures in open-plan spaces, HOME SPAS: bathrooms that double up as health and fitness/relaxation zones, steam rooms, saunas and hydrotherapy, INDOORS OUTDOORS: bathrooms sited outside or with easy access to outdoor areas, e.g. rooftop showers, Jacuzzis on decks, 3: FITTINGS & FIXTURES, A comprehensive guide to the variety of fittings and fixtures on the market, both in terms of design and function, TUBS including whirlpool and spa baths, double baths, SINKS & BASINS, TOILETS & BIDETS, SHOWERS AND SHOWER HEADS, TAPS, LIGHTING: from downlights to infrared, HEATING: towel rails, radiators, underfloor heating, STORAGE: free-standing and built-in, cabinets and vanity units, containers, trolleys, 4: DECOR & DETAIL, The full range of materials and accessories for bathroom decoration, DECORATING STRATEGIES: using colour and texture, makeovers and quick-fix solutions - practical choices for walls, counters and floors, SURFACES & FINISHES: materials and finishes suitable for bathroom application, including: glass, glass block, mirror, wood, stone, concrete, terracotta, ceramic, mosaic, terrazzo, carpet and natural fibre, waterproof paint and paper, metal, rubber, lino and vinyl, DETAIL: bath linen, rugs and other textiles, window treatments, handles, hooks and loo-roll holders, shaving mirrors, mini storage items for make-up and cosmetics, RESOURCES, SAFETY AND DISABILITY, BUYING A NEW BATHROOM: from going it alone to full design/fitting services, SUPPLIERS, INDEX, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

General Fields

  • : 9781840915075
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Conran Octopus Ltd
  • : 1.034
  • : April 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Terence Conran
  • : Paperback
  • : 224